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Assistant, Associate or Professor in Epidemiology/Environmental Health

University of Kentucky

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Posting Details

Job Title

Assistant, Associate or Professor in Epidemiology/Environmental Health

Requisition Number


Working Title

Department Name

7P170:Dept of Epidemiology & Environ Health

Work Location

Lexington, KY

Type of Position


Position Time Status


Tenure Track Status

Tenure Track

Required Education

PhD, DrPH, ScD in environmental health, epidemiology, or a terminal degree in a closely-related field.

Required Related Experience

Demonstrated ability or potential in research, teaching, and service.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The College of Public Healths Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health seeks to expand its environmental health program capacity in exposure science. This open-rank, tenure-eligible position is open for a qualified faculty member at any level who will conduct high-quality environmental health and/or environmental epidemiology research in collaboration with faculty members across the UK campus. The 12-month assignment period position in the Regular Title Series includes teaching, along with research mentorship to students and service on masters and doctoral committees. The selected candidate will serve on appropriate committees and professional organizations on a regional or national level, along with appropriate College, University, and departmental committees. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2023 or sooner.

The successful candidate will contribute to the College of Public Health mission by: 1) establishing and maintaining a strong record of collaborative research, extramural funding, and publication in the area of environmental health and/or environmental epidemiology; 2) actively participating in the teaching and mentoring of public health students; and 3) providing service on appropriate committees and professional organizations. UK is home to a vibrant and growing environmental health community, which includes multidisciplinary research and engagement partnerships via several centers and institutes, including the P30 UK Center for Appalachian Research in the Environmental Sciences, the P42 UK Superfund Research Center, and a new university-wide Center for the Environment.

The anticipated distribution of effort is Research/Scholarly Activity 60-70%; Teaching and Advising 15-20%; Service 10%; Professional Development 5%. Distribution of effort is negotiated annually with the department chair and may be adjusted as necessary.

Successful candidates will be expected to apply their exposure science expertise to address University priority research areas, including aging, cancer, substance use, cardiovascular disease, and neurodevelopment. Other priority areas include geospatial modeling, air quality assessment, disaster research, factors related to climate and health, environmental justice and social determinants of health.

We encourage applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community; applicants with identities or backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Faculty are eligible for a generous benefits package, including health, dental, and vision insurance. Additional information and updates to benefits may be found at

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Public Health, or a closely related terminal degree with an existing research focus on environmental health and/or environmental epidemiology research. Compensation will be competitive and aligned with the successful candidates experience and the responsibilities associated with this position.

Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. The cover letter should include statements regarding the applicants research, teaching, and service experience. Applicants should address their approaches to inclusivity and diversity within the cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as received, with the position remaining open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee co-chairs: Drs. Thomas Tucker ( or Anna Hoover ( Applications received by October 1st 2022, will be given priority consideration. The search will remain open until filled.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Ability to relate with internal and external partners of the University involved in related disciplines.
Interpersonal skills in communicating with a wide variety of professionals within and outside the University.
Effective organization, interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills are essential.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


Preferred Education/Experience

Relevant experience in environmental health and epidemiological and/or statistical research activities and programs.
Knowledge of local, regional, and national issues and trends in disease, environmental exposure, or public health prevention efforts.
Demonstrated ability to prepare, present, and publish written and oral material in peer-reviewed outlets.

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.

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