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seeking a full-time (12-month) Research Title Series faculty member with a specialty in Exercise Physiology

The University of Kentucky’s Sports Science Research Institute (SSRI) is currently seeking a full-time (12-month) Research Title Series faculty member with a specialty in Exercise Physiology. A full description of the position is available below and in the attached flyer. Interested candidates should apply online at Please forward to anyone that be interested and qualify.

John Abt, PhD
Sports Science Research Institute

Associate Professor
College of Health Sciences

Faculty Position: University of Kentucky

The Athletic Training Division, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health Sciences (CHS) is currently accepting applications for a full-time (12-month), Research Title Series faculty position. This individual will be responsible for the implementation of the identified research agenda and interaction with Special Operations Forces Command, Medical, and Human Performance Personnel. This research will focus on preventing unintentional musculoskeletal injury and improving physical readiness and performance. Research includes the use of motion analysis, isokinetic dynamometry, musculoskeletal examinations, proprioceptive and balance assessment modalities, metabolic and physiological assessment techniques, and nutritional evaluation and prescription for the purpose of preventing musculoskeletal injury and optimizing physical readiness.

Qualified applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology/Sports Medicine or related area from an accredited institution of higher education plus demonstrated competency of physiological testing, testing of an athletic population, and development of periodized training programs.  Evidence of grant funding, publications, and presentations is preferred.

Candidates should apply on line at with a curriculum vita, letter of interest and other specific requests listed on the employment website. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. John Abt at  This is not in lieu of submitting an application for consideration.

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.  The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.

About the Sports Science Research Institute

The University of Kentucky Sports Science Research Institute (SSRI) is a state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary research center focused on injury prevention and performance optimization, musculoskeletal health and rehabilitation, metabolism, and neuro-cognition.  SSRI is dedicated to excellence in research, community outreach, and collaboration – all leading to one outcome: optimal health.

Focusing on tactical athletes and youth and collegiate-level athletes, SSRI explores ways to minimize injury, optimize performance and maximize career longevity and quality of life. Test models include those specific to risk mitigation, nutrition, fatigue, endocrine health, sleep and stress, battlefield medicine, adaptive technology, concussion, orthopaedic-related injury prevention and rehabilitation interventions, healthy aging, and women’s health.

The SSRI will share evidence-based strategies and knowledge with the Commonwealth through clinics, workshops, and presentations. Every Kentuckian has the potential to benefit from SSRI’s research, focusing on injury and disease prevention, human performance, sports nutrition, and overall wellness.

About the University of Kentucky

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution, 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 balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. Visit the University’s website and see for yourself what makes UK the perfect place to work.