Department Name: 8G040:Kinesiology - Health Promotion
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion within the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is seeking candidates for an advanced assistant or associate professor position (tenure eligible) in Health Promotion, effective August 16, 2021. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Responsibilities: Pursue excellence in teaching, research, and service. Successful candidates will be expected to serve as undergraduate Health Promotion Program Chair and teach graduate and/or undergraduate health promotion courses. Courses taught may include undergraduate courses in Planning and Implementing School Health Programs, Health Education in the Elementary School, Advanced Health Concepts, Community Organizing in Health Promotion, and Program Evaluation. Possible graduate courses might include Foundations of Health Promotion, Behavior Change, Program Planning, Health Coaching, or other graduate courses as assigned.
The candidate would also be expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda that ties in community-engaged health, particularly health disparities and equity, and hands-on opportunities for students, particularly linguistically and culturally diverse students; seek extramural funding; advise masters and doctoral students in the health promotion program; provide support for the undergraduate health promotion teacher education program as well as the non-teacher certified health promotion major and minor programs; and support school and community partnerships.
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in health promotion or health education or appropriate specialization. Preference will be given to those with previous experience in college teaching, student advising, research, grant writing, K-12 teaching or school partnerships, professional service, and experience and research in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. CHES certification is desirable.
Applications: Applications should include a cover letter specifying qualifications and a description of research agenda (upload under Cover Letter); current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita); up to three representative publications (upload under Specific Request 1); copies of student evaluations of the candidate's teaching if available (upload under Specific Request 2); and full contact information for three professional references who are familiar with candidate's work, when prompted in the application.
Application reviews will begin September 30, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Melinda Ickes (email@example.com) or Dr. Cheryl Matias (firstname.lastname@example.org), Search Committee Co-Chairs.
The University of Kentucky offers several entities on campus to facilitate teaching, research, and service to support equity across the Commonwealth and beyond (e.g., Education and Civil Rights Initiative in collaborative with the NAACP, the UK MLK Center).
For relevant information about the KHP Department, visit the following websites: University of Kentucky (http://www.uky.edu/); College of Education (http://education.uky.edu/); Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (http://education.uky.edu/KHP/).
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Earned doctorate in health promotion or health education or appropriate specialization
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
CHES certification is desirable.
Preference will be given to those with previous experience in college teaching, student advising, research, grant writing, K-12 teaching or school partnerships, professional service, and experience and research in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
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.