Open Faculty Positions

The UK College of Nursing has the following open faculty positions:

Regular Title Series (Tenure-Track) Associate Professor or Professor: Graduate Program (Research-focused)

The University of Kentucky College of Nursing invites qualified applicants for this full-time (up to 12-month) position in the College of Nursing. This tenure-track position will report to the Associate Dean of Research and PhD Faculty Affairs and have the capacity to serve as the Assistant Dean of the PhD Program and Scholarly Affairs. Expectations of the position include maintaining an active program of research supported by extramural funding; ongoing record of scholarly productivity including publications and presentations; teaching to include classroom and online instruction; advising and mentoring graduate students; serving on PhD and DNP student advisory committees appropriate to candidate’s expertise; active involvement in university and college committees as well as service to the profession.

Qualifications include a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree or comparable research-focused doctorate in nursing or related field. Applicants with a nursing degree must be eligible for or hold RN licensure in the state of Kentucky. A research program aligned with prevention of diseases with a high incidence in the state of Kentucky including cancer, cardiovascular disease and substance abuse, or in other areas of faculty research strength including health disparities; health policy; human lactation; maternal-child health and perinatal addiction; occupational and rural health; radon and other environmental risk reduction; self-care of chronic conditions; or tobacco prevention, treatment and/or policy is highly preferred.

The ideal candidate will have an established record of extramural research funding and scholarly productivity, including peer reviewed publications and presentations; potential for research collaboration with other faculty members; experience teaching, including online and/or distance learning format; evidence of successful mentorship of doctoral students including student scholarship and the capacity to support the university's strategic objective of facilitating interdisciplinary research and collaborative scholarship.      

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials including current curriculum vitae, three professional letters of recommendation, and a cover letter must be submitted online to or under requisition number FE01382 via UK Jobs:  For questions regarding the submittal of application materials, contact UK Human Resources at: or call (859) 257-8555, option 2.  Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Jan Odom-Forren, Chair, Tenure-Eligible Faculty Search Committee; c/o Melissa Miller, administrative assistant, graduate program,

PLEASE NOTE THAT TO BE CONSIDERED AN APPLICANT for this position you must submit an application via UK’s online employment system as indicated above.

Dr. Jan Odom-Forren, Associate Professor
Chair, College of Nursing Tenure-Track Faculty Search Committee