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Assistant or Associate Professor in Athletic Training & Clinical Nutrition
University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky
 
 
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Date Posted 05/18/2022
Category
Faculty-Health-Nutrition & Dietetics
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Posting Details
Posting Details


Job Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Athletic Training & Clinical Nutrition
Requisition Number FE03043
Working Title
Department Name 7N610:Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education
doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in biomedical science, physiology, or other related field
Required Related Experience
at least three years’ postdoctoral research experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
N/A
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky, College of Health Sciences, Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition is seeking a full-time (12-months) non-tenure eligible, Research Title faculty member at rank determined by qualifications, to begin employment on July 1, 2022.
The College of Health Sciences, Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition is seeking a motivated individual that can contribute to ongoing funded clinical and pre-clinical trials investigating muscle recovery following musculoskeletal injury as well as muscle quality during aging and chronic illness. This effort includes a strong research agenda that incorporates a multidisciplinary approach that is dedicated to enhancing physical function with an emphasis on muscle quality, muscle progenitor cell cross-talk and genetic and pharmacological strategies. The primary obligations of this position are to National Institutes of Health-funded trials including data collection, sample analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation.
The successful candidate for this position must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in biomedical science, physiology, or other related field with at least three years’ postdoctoral research experience. Additionally, the candidate should have experience with rodent skeletal muscle contractile/mechanical testing, experience with skeletal muscle morphological and molecular analysis, prior experience analyzing and interpreting large data sets, proficiency in primary cell culture techniques, with strong effective verbal and written communication skills. This person will be expected to assist in fulfilling the research objectives of the Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition, to collaborate with other departmental and college faculty, and to provide mentorship to other research personnel including students, graduate student researchers, postdocs, and staff of the Center for Muscle Biology. This position will be a 12-month appointment with the option to renew contingent upon review and grant funding. The anticipated effort for this position is 95% Research/Scholarship and 5% Service.
Candidates should apply online with a curriculum vita, cover letter and other specific requests listed on the employment website. Additional information describing the Center for Muscle Biology is located at https://www.uky.edu/chs/center-for-muscle-biology . Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Christopher Fry, Ph.D., College of Health Sciences, Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition, Wethington Building, Room 210A, 900 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536-0200, at phone (859) 562-2522 or email, christopher.fry@uky.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. Visit the University’s website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work, which includes a comprehensive benefits package (www.uky.edu/HR/benefits).
Applicants must value the University of Kentucky’s mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The University of Kentucky and the College of Health Sciences are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all students, faculty, and staff operate in an environment of openness and acceptance. By providing training, support, resources and mentoring, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. In your cover letter, please describe the ways in which your past and current teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service have supported these values. Please also convey the ways in which your work will support the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity and anti-racism statements: https://www.uky.edu/chs/inclusivity . Further questions regarding equal employment opportunity (EEO) should be directed to Christa Jennings, HR & Faculty Administrator at clblac3@uky.edu .
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
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
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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