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Job ID: 225627

Research Assistant, Associate, or Professor
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Nov. 14, 2023
Title Research Assistant, Associate, or Professor
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8T110:College of Social Work
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Social Work
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:

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

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

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