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Current Job Openings 

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life integration that the University strives to provide its employees. See for yourself what
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The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is a renowned location with prominent research programs in cardiovascular diseases. The Saha Cardiovascular Research Center (Saha CVRC) and the Department of Surgery are productive and collegial environments within the College that facilitate a broad range of cardiovascular research, with particular emphasis on vascular biology and thrombosis. With substantial extramural funding, our prominent investigators are making major advances in biomedical research. Our training programs are preparing scientists and physician scientists for successful careers in academia, industry, and government.

The Saha CVRC and the Department of Surgery are currently seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant, Associate, of Full Professor rank. The successful candidate will be a core faculty member of the Saha CVRC and appointed in the Department of Surgery. We invite applications from scientists with Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degrees who will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program in cardiovascular research addressing significant and fundamental questions. There is a preference for candidates with current extramural funding with complimentary cardiovascular science to existing programs in the Saha CVRC and Department of Surgery. The applicant should have a demonstrated interest in understanding the basic and translational mechanisms of cardiovascular disease. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional information about the Saha CVRC and the Department of Surgery can be found on these websites: and

The University of Kentucky seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Applicants should include the following:
1. cover letter; 2. curriculum vitae; 3. statement of current and proposed research plan (three pages maximum) (upload as Specific Request 1); 4. a teaching statement (upload as Specific Request 2), and a statement of contributions to diversity (upload as Specific Request 3).

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Qualifications include a strong and protracted publication record, and a history of engagement with the intra- and extra-mural research community.

Additional beneficial qualifications include demonstrated excellence in teaching, course administration and curricular management, as measured by students, peers and superiors.

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