Assistant/Associate/Professor Extension Professor in Agricultural Health and Safety
University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Type: Full Time
Health and Safety Engineering
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
Telecommuting is allowed.
The University of Kentucky’s Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering is recruiting for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-eligible Extension Title Series with an open rank in agricultural health and safety. This position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024, with a distribution of effort of approximately, with a distribution of effort of approximately 50% extension, 20% teaching, and 30% research. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an integrated, nationally recognized teaching, research, and outreach program in agricultural health and safety. The successful candidate will be expected to be involved with the leadership of the Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP) https://www.uky.edu/scahip/.
The successful candidate is expected to:
develop a nationally recognized program as evidenced by peer-reviewed scholarly work;
attract external funding to support outreach and applied research, including funding of graduate students;
demonstrate commitment and ability to work with teams of faculty on interdisciplinary problems;
create a proactive, high-impact extension program that supplies clientele with relevant, state-of-the-art informational content;
recruit and direct MS and PhD graduate students;
contribute to the multi-functional land-grant mission of the department through outreach and engagement efforts with community stakeholders.
a Ph.D. in an appropriate field with an emphasis on agricultural health and safety;
the ability to conduct high-level independent research and oversee graduate student research;
ability to conceive and implement training and information programs for both technical and non-technical audiences; and
demonstration of outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
The Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP) founded in 1992 is located at the University of Kentucky (UK), a land-grant campus that houses the Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Arts and Sciences among others all on one campus. Our unique situation allows us to focus on multidisciplinary collaboration from agriculture, public health, epidemiology, biology, engineering, education, forestry, communications, nursing, medicine, and Cooperative Extension within UK as well as across universities in the Southeast including Auburn, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T, West Virginia University. Our theme, "Multidisciplinary partnerships to improve agricultural safety and health in the Southeast", place emphasis on serving vulnerable farm populations while addressing persistent and emerging agricultural/forestry and fishing safety concerns unique to 10 southeastern states.
Application: The position will remain open until filled, with a review date of applications beginning February 15, 2024. To apply for this position, click on the quicklink: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/501533or copy and paste the URL into your browser. Click Apply for this Posting. Follow the instructions on how to create an account. If you need assistance with the electronic application process, contact HR/ Employment, phone (859) 257-9555, press 2, or email email@example.com. Required documents include: letter of application which includes statements of extension, research, instruction, approach, experience, and vision, along with a curriculum vitae, unofficial college/terminal degree transcripts, and a list of four professional references.
The University of Kentucky is a university with over 22,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate students. UK is Kentucky’s flagship university and a land grant institution. We have a university commitment to improve the lives of Kentuckians and beyond and that is why environmental stewardship and sustainability are core parts of our institution’s legacy. We are recognized as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a Gold level Bicycle Friendly University by The League of American Bicyclists, and are recognized as a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) Silver Rating by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The university is geographically near downtown Lexington, which offers the vibrancy of an urban location while being in close proximity to working landscapes and recognized wilderness areas. It is a thriving community of 320,000+ with a strong commitment to quality of life, education, and the arts. Lexington is in the Bluegrass Region, an internationally acclaimed cultural landscape and agricultural region. The University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment respectfully acknowledges that the Uni...versity of Kentucky sits on the traditional territory of the Osage, Shawnee, Cherokee, Adena, and Hopewell peoples.