The Center on Trauma and Children is seeking an Assistant Professor to maintain and expand the current level of research, training and clinical activity. This position will provide services exclusively to the University of Kentucky's Center on Trauma and Children (https://www.uky.edu/CTAC/). The successful candidate must have demonstrated competency in trauma-informed evidence-based practices, program management skills, curriculum development, strategic planning, information monitoring and a basic knowledge of research methods and data analysis.
The University of Kentucky Center on Trauma and Children (CTAC), located in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of children and their families through research, practice, policy and the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based approaches to address child abuse and trauma. CTAC recognizes the impact of indirect trauma on the child-serving workforce and seeks to address this pervasive occupational hazard.
The Department of Psychiatry at the University Of Kentucky College of Medicine strives to provide the highest level of patient care, innovative educational programs, active research in mental illness and advocacy throughout the state of Kentucky and beyond. These pursuits have helped the department win the American College of Psychiatrists' Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education not once, but twice.
To be considered an applicant for the position, please submit a CV and cover letter along with application. Please also include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.
Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Demonstrated ability to relate and communicate with internal and external faculty, staff, and other clients of the department.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Terminal degree such as a Ph.D. or PsyD in Psychology, Social Work or related discipline or a M.D. degree in Child Psychiatry or the equivalent
Required Related Experience:
Clinical knowledge and high level training skills in trauma-informed evidence-based practices, program management skills, curriculum development, strategic planning, information monitoring and a basic knowledge of research methods and data analysis. Training experience and skills with graduate and post-graduate level students and professionals. Ability to relate and communicate with internal and external faculty, staff and other clients of the Center on Trauma and Children and the Department of Psychiatry. Evidence of high level of clinical and training/teaching competence in child traumatic stress. Demonstrated ability in teaching others at all levels using a trauma framework.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
If MD or the equivalent, eligibility for board certification in Adult and Child Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Current licensure, or eligibility to obtain licensure, to practice in the state of Kentucky (if requested).
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.