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Associate or Professor in Injury Prevention and/or Epidemiology

Company: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Posting Details
Posting Details Job Title Associate or Professor in Injury Prevention and/or Epidemiology

Requisition Number FE02768

Working Title

Department Name 7P170:DEPT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY

Work Location Lexington, KY

Type of Position Faculty

Position Time Status Full-Time

Tenure Track Status Tenure Track

Required Education PhD, DrPH, MD, ScD, DEng, or equivalent terminal degree in public health or closely related discipline with a focus on injury prevention, occupational health, or similar field.

Required Related Experience Demonstrated ability in research and teaching in injury prevention, occupational health, or similar field.

Required License/Registration/Certification None

Job Summary The College of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health is seeking a Professor or Associate Professor to pursue injury-related research and practice both individually and in collaboration with other faculty members. Responsibilities also include educational advising to students and serving on Master's and doctoral committees. This position requires working relationships with faculty in other departments within the College and University, medical residents, and students. The selected candidate will serve on appropriate committees and professional organizations on a regional or national level, and appropriate College of Public Health, University and department committees.

This position will also have an administrative appointment as Associate Director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. In coordination with the College of Public Health's Dean, the Kentucky Commissioner for Public Health, and the KIPRC Director, the KIPRC Associate Director will support multidisciplinary injury surveillance and prevention research and practice.. These initiatives include epidemiological, social, and economic research related to the prevention and control of injuries in pediatric and adult populations.

The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) establish and maintain a strong record of collaborative research, extramural funding, and publication in the area of injury prevention; 2) contribute to the mission of the College of Public Health through active participation in the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center as the associate director; 3) participate in the teaching and mentoring of public health students; 4) gain broad awareness of KIPRC's grant and contract-funded activities; and 5) inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of state and national injury prevention programs and policies. The KIPRC Associate Director will also be expected to participate on the KIPRC leadership team, providing input on KIPRC operational and programmatic decision-making; cultivate relationships with diverse external stakeholders to identify opportunities for collaboration and community engagement; and collaborate on the preparation of periodic KIPRC operational and fiscal reports.

Qualified individuals with a research interest in pediatric injury prevention are especially encouraged to apply, as well as clinicians with research activities in this area. Opportunities for joint or primary appointments in other academic departments (including the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine) would be available for appropriate candidates. Physicians with clinical activities and related research interests are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants must also be familiar with regional and national efforts in occupational health and/or injury prevention, and should have experience dealing with occupational health and/or injury prevention issues as they apply to public agencies and private institutions.

Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. The cover letter needs to include statements of the applicant's research, teaching, service, and administrative experience. Please include how you address inclusivity and diversity within these statements. The position will remain open until filled; however, applications received by June 15, 2022, will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Julia Costich, (see application details)

Given the COVID -19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID -19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID -19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID -19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID -19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID -19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities This position requires a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, and electronic media with a wide variety of audiences, and demonstrated ability to collaborate with a variety of individuals in professional and policy making positions.

Other skills include: ability to relate with internal and external constituencies of the University involved in related disciplines, interpersonal skills in communicating with a wide variety of professionals within and outside the University, and a good base of knowledge and ability for supervising students. Qualified applicants must possess the organizational skills necessary for managing injury prevention research and/or projects.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes

Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled Yes

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.

Keywords: University of Kentucky, Lexington , Associate or Professor in Injury Prevention and/or Epidemiology, Education / Teaching , Lexington, Kentucky

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