Requisition Number: FE00888


Tenure Track Status
Tenure Track

Required Education:

M.D., D.O., with or without Ph.D.

Required Related Experience:Completion of residency program and board certification

Required License/Registration/CertificationUnrestricted KY medical license, DEA x-license

Job SummaryThe University of Kentucky College of Medicine is seeking a Board-Certified Physician with Addiction Medicine and/or Addiction Psychiatry experience and waivered for office-based practice with buprenorphine (DEA x-license). We are currently expanding both our inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment services, and this rapid growth necessitates additions to our faculty team. Appointment to the appropriate clinical department will be determined by candidate specialty area.

The University of Kentucky has a strong tradition of research excellence in substance abuse; research-experienced applicants are welcome and research opportunities are available. Current needs are for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor (M.D., D.O., with or without Ph.D.; higher rank positions also considered) to engage in clinical care and clinical research focused on the care of individuals with substance use disorders. We seek an academically focused, skilled clinician, committed to teaching, patient care, and patient-oriented research. Protected time for research and teaching activities will be provided commensurate with the applicant’s strengths and interests.

The University of Kentucky Medical Center is a premier research institution in the Commonwealth serving a wide geographic area, treating patients from throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and beyond, providing the opportunity for large practice growth. The University of Kentucky offers excellent and comprehensive compensation based on rank and experiences plus outstanding benefits packages. We are located in the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Lexington, Kentucky, the horse capital of the world. Lexington is a unique city that offers a low cost of living, excellent schools and outstanding neighborhoods within walking distance to the University.

Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please include a curriculum vitae and letter of interest along with application. In addition, please include the names and contact information for at least two references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Inquiries regarding the position may be submitted via email to Sharon L Walsh, Ph.D., Professor and Director Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at sharon.walsh@uky.edu . Please note that, to be considered an applicant for this position, you must submit an application via UK’s online employment system.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?: NoPreferred Education/Experience

Board certification in Addiction Medicine

Open Until Filled
YesUniversity Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a 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.