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Research Assistant, Associate, or Professor

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Job Title
Research Assistant, Associate, or Professor

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8T110:College of Social Work

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
Non-Tenure Track

Required Education

PhD/DSW (ABD will be considered)

Required Related Experience

• Strong research acumen and project management skills

• Ability to foster, develop, and/or maintain positive professional relationships with local, state, federal, and private social service agencies/organizations/associations

• Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK (CoSW) is a renowned leader in social work. Our mission is clear: Through rigorous research, excellence in instruction, and steadfast service, the CoSW works to improve the human condition. Always, in all ways.

As the state’s flagship university, CoSW is committed to actualizing our mission through innovative, accessible academic programming. CoSW is home to Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (traditional and online), Master of Social Work (hybrid and online), Doctorate of Social Work (online), and PhD (traditional) degree programs. In addition to Lexington’s main campus, we have a satellite campus at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

To continue to advance our support infrastructure for CoSW, we invite applicants for Assistant, Associate or Professor ranks, beginning in 2024. This Research Title Series (RTS) position is a non-tenure eligible, 12-month assignment. Other terms of assignment (e.g., nine month appointment) may be considered.

Successful candidates will provide quantitative methods and analytical expertise to support research activity associated with CoSW’s Centers and Labs apparatus. Content areas include child and family wellbeing, health and health disparities, substance use, and sport in social work, among others.

Candidates should have an ability to develop, implement, and manage research projects, including data analyses, prepare papers for peer-reviewed journals, present methods/results in an array of venues, and contribute to external grant applications and proposals.

The University of Kentucky offers comprehensive benefits. To find out more information, please visit our benefits page: https://hr.uky.edu/insurance-and-retirement

Applicants need to apply via our electronic application system.

Applicants are requested to submit the following:
  • Letter of interest detailing goodness of fit for the position, including an overview of research experience and activity (upload as cover letter)
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  • Sample of scholarly work (e.g., publication, report, proposal, etc.) (upload as Specific Request #1)

Any questions regarding this position, can be emailed to Anna Chalfant, Director of Strategic Operations, at anna.chalfant@uky.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

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.