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Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Social Work
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Aug. 31, 2018
Title Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Social Work
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Social Work

The University of Kentucky, College of Social Work, which offers the BASW, MSW and PhD degrees, invites applications for an open-rank tenure track faculty position to teach in the BASW and/or MSW program, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year. Primary teaching assignment will be in Eastern Kentucky with an office based in Hazard, KY (Center of Excellence in Rural Health).

In addition to teaching, this position includes administrative and program coordination duties. These duties include supervision of Social Work staff at our off campus location; oversight of the BASW and MSW program at the Hazard off campus location and service to the College and Center. Specific administrative duties will be shared.

Applicants at the assistant professor level should demonstrate the potential for securing external funding. To be considered for associate professor or professor, the applicant should demonstrate a history of securing external funding. Eligible applicants may also be considered for an endowed professorship. In addition, the College is seeking to advance research in several substantive areas, including behavioral health/military behavioral health, child welfare, substance use, gerontology, health disparities and social justice, and suicide, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge base to promote translational, evidence-based prevention programs and interventions particularly for rural service areas. Applicants with an interest and record of achievement related to these areas are especially encouraged to apply.

Please include a CV and cover letter along with application. Letters of interest should detail the applicant’s goodness of the position and should include a brief discussion of the research agenda and relevant teaching experience. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Chris Flaherty at: or Melissa Slone at
The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health (Center) is located in Hazard and was established in 1990 to address health disparities in rural Kentucky, including a chronic shortage of health professionals and residents’ poor health status. The Center accomplishes this through health professionals’ education, health policy research, health care service and community engagement. This position is located at our of campus location in Hazard, a rural community in southeastern Kentucky, approximately a 2 hour drive from Lexington. The City of Hazard has several small businesses, restaurants, civic organizations and outdoor recreational opportunities. Additional information about Hazard, Kentucky can be found at

The Buckhorn Professor of Social Work was created by the Buckhorn Children’s Foundation for the research and study of service to the suffering children and families of Kentucky and Appalachia. The University of Kentucky is privileged to designate a member of the College of Social Work faculty as the Buckhorn Professor of Social work. The holder of this Professorship will serve the College of Social Work satellite program at the Center of Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, Kentucky. Currently, the college offers the MSW and BASW at the Center. The Buckhorn Professor of Social Work will establish a program of work focused on the children and families of Kentucky and Appalachia in consultation with the Dean of the College of Social Work and the Director of the Center of Excellence in Rural Health. The Professorship is a three year term and available for renewal with satisfactory performance.

Additional details regarding the College can be found at; information about the Center of Excellence can be found at

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