The University of Kentucky College of Nursing invites qualified applicants for this full-time (up to 12-month) position in the College of Nursing. This position will report to the Associate Dean of Research and PhD Faculty Affairs. Expectations of the position include providing expertise that will contribute to the growing research efforts on environmental risk reduction including tobacco and radon prevention at the University of Kentucky. The individual will engage in research and participate with other faculty and staff in the College of Nursing, College of Medicine, College of Public Health, Kentucky Geological Survey, UK-CARES, and the Markey Cancer Center in conducting environmental risk reduction research projects, data management and analysis, and dissemination.
Qualifications include a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree or comparable research-focused doctorate in nursing or related field. Applicants with a nursing degree must be eligible for or hold RN licensure in the state of Kentucky. A research program aligned with prevention of diseases with a high incidence in the state of Kentucky including cancer, cardiovascular disease and substance abuse, or in other areas of faculty research strength including health disparities; health policy; human lactation; maternal-child health and perinatal addiction; occupational and rural health; radon and other environmental risk reduction; self-care of chronic conditions; or tobacco prevention, treatment and/or policy is highly preferred.
The ideal candidate will have an established record of scholarly productivity, including peer reviewed publications and presentations; potential for research collaboration with other faculty members; evidence of successful mentorship of doctoral students including student scholarship and the capacity to support the university's strategic objective of facilitating interdisciplinary research and collaborative scholarship.
Application materials including current curriculum vitae, contact information for three references when prompted in the application, and a cover letter must be submitted online.
IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered)
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Doctoral degree in nursing or doctoral degree in a related field with a master’s degree in nursing.
Required Related Experience:
At least one year of clinical experience in oncology nursing. Research experience in the following areas: 1) successful manuscript preparation, submission, and publication; 2) participating in complex population-based research projects that involve both primary and secondary data collection; 3) research protocol oversight; 4) IRB submissions; 5) success in interdisciplinary collaboration; and 6) data management. Demonstrated expertise in research design and data analysis for environmental risk reduction projects. Prior success in grant writing.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Applicants with a nursing degree must be eligible for or hold RN licensure in the state of Kentucky.
A research program aligned with prevention of diseases with a high incidence in the state of Kentucky including cancer, cardiovascular disease and substance abuse, or in other areas of faculty research strength including health disparities; health policy; human lactation; maternal-child health and perinatal addiction; occupational and rural health; radon and other environmental risk reduction; self-care of chronic conditions; or tobacco prevention, treatment and/or policy is highly preferred.
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.