Assistant/Associate Extension Professor Community and Family Health

Assistant/Associate Extension Professor Community and Family Health

locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/18/2023
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant/Associate Extension Professor Community and Family Health

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Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track

Required Education

Doctoral degree in Public Health (Ph.D. or Dr.PH.), or doctoral degree in closely related field with an MPH degree.

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences is seeking an Assistant/Associate Extension Professor Community and Family Health to provide statewide leadership in the areas of community and family health with an emphasis on health equity. This is a twelve-month, Extension Title Series, tenure-eligible position at the University of Kentucky with appointment in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at the assistant or associate rank. The anticipated distribution of effort is 95% Extension and 5% Service. The distribution of effort is reviewed annually and may include teaching effort in the future.

Expectations include:

· Provide leadership in planning, delivering, and evaluating research-based community and family health Extension programming.

· Develop educational materials, develop and conduct in-service training for county agents, and collaborate with resident faculty and other Extension specialists, county agents, and state-wide stakeholders to address the health-related needs of diverse families.

· Implement applied research relative to the needs of Kentucky families and publish findings in refereed journals.

· Establish and maintain a strong, extramurally funded Extension programming that enhances the lives of Kentucky families.

· Participate in departmental and collegiate governance and professional organizations.

This position contributes toward the strategic plan goal of producing “innovative solutions through multidisciplinary collaborations.”

This position is expected to support family health interventions, boost community engagement around health issues, support UK Engage, and enhance traditional Extension education efforts with public health strategies through campus and community partnerships.

Application Procedure: Application must be submitted online at the University of Kentucky website: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/. Application additionally requires a cover letter of application including a combined statement of Extension applied research interested and vision for their program with assessment strategies at the University of Kentucky (limit six pages – upload under cover letter), a curriculum vita (with hyperlinks to available materials as appropriate), a statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Specific Request #1), and the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application.

Employment at UK is subject to fund availability and comes with diverse rewards, focusing on your total wellbeing and career development, with leadership striving to provide a strong work-life integration. The university generously contributes to employees’ retirement plans, medical coverage, and life insurance. In addition, UK offers optional benefits such as dental and vision insurance, additional retirement plans and much more. To learn more about these benefits, please visit: www.uky.edu/HR/benefits.

The search committee will begin reviewing materials December 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date by July 1st, 2024.

Amy Kostelic, PhD

Email: amy.hosier@uky.edu

Phone: 859-257-1763

Search Committee Chair

University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Candidate must display a commitment to excellence in teaching in different instructional/learning settings. This includes excellence and contributions in a student-centered environment that nurtures and challenges learners to achieve at high levels with commitment to a systemic approach to family life and a commitment to diversity.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Experience with Extension and/or outreach program development, delivery, applied research, and publications are strongly desired. Grant-writing and management experience is preferred and expected for the associate rank.

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.