The Department of Behavioral Science, located within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, is seeking applicants for an established Assistant Professor full-time, tenure-track position.  

The successful candidate must have completed an advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D.) and strong administrative and communication skills with professional colleagues and students.   We are interested in a person to facilitate the planning and conduct of the Department’s educational program with undergraduate medical students, medical residents, graduate students from several colleges and departments of the university, and undergraduate students from various departments in both campus sectors – the Medical Center and the Lexington Campus.   The Department of Behavioral Science is a multidisciplinary, basic science department within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky with a strong tradition of collaboration among clinical departments and other substance abuse programs on campus, including Psychiatry, Psychology and the Centers for Prevention Research,   Drug Abuse Research Translation, and Drug and Alcohol Research.  

The University is located in Central Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass region, an area known for its quality of life.  Lexington is a growing community of approximately 330,000 with excellent schools, diverse business and industry, excellent recreational opportunities, and a variety of cultural events.  Information about the Department of Behavioral Science is available at <>.  Additional information can be obtained by e-mail from John Wilson,, (Phone: 859-489-4602). Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application outlining their experience and interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair Search Committee (John Wilson, Ph.D.), Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY  40536-0086.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a pre-employment national background check as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources.  The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.