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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Company
University of Kentucky
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
FE00685
AJE Ref #
575979858
Location
Lexington, KY
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY

This position is 12-month, tenure track Regular Title Series. The successful candidate is expected to: provide leadership and for equine-related activities in the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environment as the Director of Equine Programs (70%); conduct research on the biomechanics and mechanical properties of living tissues as they relate to musculoskeletal disease detection and prevention (20%); and teach (10%) undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of biomechanics, instrumentation and/or mechanics of materials related to equine athletes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for: procuring external funding to assist in program support and research projects; publishing results in appropriate scholarly journals; advising graduate students; and organizing workshops and other innovative methods of delivery in support of research and teaching programs. Regional and national interdisciplinary research programs are encouraged.

Duties of Equine Programs Director include leadership and administrative oversight of equine related activities, implementation and coordination of program operations with stakeholders, industry leaders and college faculty and staff, and serve as an advocate to promote interdisciplinary programs in equine science and management.

Applications will be accepted through August 31, 2016, or until a suitable candidate is found. Please include the following, along with application:
* Letter of Application
* Curriculum Vita
* College Transcripts
* Names of four professional references (upload under Specific Request 1)

If you have any questions, please call Dr. Sue Nokes, Chair; Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department; 128 Charles E. Barnhart Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0276; Voice: 859-218-4328, Fax: 859-257-5671; email: snokes@uky.edu. Please note that, to be considered an applicant for this position, you must submit an application via UK s online employment system.

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment is an equal opportunity organization, and welcomes applications from women and minorities.

SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) to effectively interact with internal and external audiences.
Demonstrated ability to work with other engineering and commodity specialists, research faculty, producers and public, private, and governmental agencies.

DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
Yes

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Education and/or experience in biomechanics and mechanical properties of living tissues, specifically as related to musculoskeletal disease detection and prevention.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Yes

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.