Faculty Position in Implementation Science
University of Kentucky
College of Pharmacy
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, 12-months, Regular Title Series

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky (College) invites applications for a qualified implementation scientist at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor to maintain, coordinate, and integrate research on implementation science (IS). The College has a long history of excellence in basic, clinical and applied sciences research across its departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice and Science. These efforts span the translational research continuum, focusing on health issues that impact patients at the local and national level.  The College is one of six colleges within the academic medical center of the University with many opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research.  The University boasts three renowned research centers with specific focus in the area of alcohol and substance use disorders (ASUDs). The College seeks to grow the research enterprise by strategically investing in the area ASUDs.

Implementation science is the study of methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions and policies into routine health care and public health settings.   We seek candidates to maintain, coordinate, and integrate IS research in the area of ASUD.  Specifically, we seek candidates with a focus on ASUD to support collaborative science that ultimately improves human health by preventing and treating ASUDs.

Qualified candidates will have a PharmD, MD, or PhD in a related field; a developing or sustained record of using varied IS methods designed to achieve the overall objectives of IS applied to the prevention and treatment of ASUD; a developing or sustained record of scholarly achievement in IS as appropriate based on rank; and a strong track record of acquiring extramural research funding or potential to acquire extramural funding as appropriate based on rank.  Additional requirements include excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; strength in team building; a commitment to development of and scholarly participation in IS research programs at the College of Pharmacy and the University of Kentucky, and, a collaborative orientation toward University, community and state activities that enhance the health of the citizens of Kentucky.

To learn more about the position, please contact or visit our website at http://pharmacy.uky.edu/

Trish Freeman, PhD
Chair, Search Committee
789 S. Limestone
292J Todd Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40536-0596
Phone: 859-323-1381
Email: trish.freeman@uky.edu

Interested applicants should apply and submit electronically a letter of application describing career goals, curriculum vitae, and synopsis of future research plans at https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/172305

Application review will continue until the position is filled. 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.