Jobs at Gatton

March 23, 2020 - Per the University President, we are pausing hiring throughout the campus. This includes faculty and staff, administrative, full-time, and part-time, as well as STEPS positions. It does not apply to student employment. Approved exceptions are below.

As the University for Kentucky, UK is educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in its 150-year history. For 95 years, UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics has been "Building What's Possible" - preparing principled leaders for the global economy, producing high quality, influential research, and supporting economic growth in Kentucky and beyond. Accredited by the AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), Gatton proudly offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional business and economics degrees. Housed inside the $65 million state-of-the-art Gatton College building, the college accommodates the fastest growing enrollment on UK’s campus, expected to reach 4,000 students by 2020. Through teaching, research, and outreach, the Gatton College has a direct, tangible influence on the lives of Kentucky’s citizens and people around the world.

The city of Lexington is a great place to live, learn and work. Serving as the healthcare, retail, cultural and entertainment center for both central and eastern Kentucky, Lexington features many of the advantages of a large city with the charm and hospitality of a small town. As one of the top cites in the nation for entrepreneurs and professionals, Lexington is conveniently within a day's drive of two-thirds of the population of the United States. In this vibrant city nestled among world famous horse country, UK’s campus is just minutes from exciting nightlife, art galleries, live music, parks, shopping and more.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Economics

Department: Economics

Salary: Commensurate

The Department of Economics seeks to fill a position at either the advanced, tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor level. Preference will be given to applicants with a focus on Industrial Organization, Public Economics, or Labor Economics. The successful candidate must have a strong record of, and potential for, scholarly accomplishment and teaching. Candidates may be ABD with expected completion of PhD by Fall 2021 or a PhD in economics or related field.

The appointee will be an affiliate of the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise (IFSE). The mission of IFSE is to generate intellectually rigorous, policy-relevant research and open dialogue to understand how free enterprise affects peoples’ lives and the well-being of society. Active participation in the Institute’s activities, which include disseminating research to the public and hosting events featuring external speakers, is expected. More information may be found at

Consideration of applications and interviews will begin in October of 2020 and continue until the position is filled. As per the guidance of the American Economic Association, interviews will not be conducted at or during the annual ASSA meeting.

Applications must include the following: CV, cover letter, and writing sample. You will be asked to provide the names and contact information for at least three references when prompted in the application. This information will be utilized to solicit letters of reference.
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For questions regarding the application process, please email


Lecturer in Business Analytics

Department: Finance and Quantitative Methods

Salary: Commensurate

The Gatton College of Business and Economics invites applications for a lecturer position in business analytics with an expected start date of January 2021. We seek a colleague who is passionate about undergraduate and master’s level teaching and eager to help develop and deliver the business analytics programs in the college. The position will include in-person and online teaching and service expectations. Successful candidates will teach multiple business analytics courses potentially including introduction to business analytics, business intelligence and visualization, data management, data mining, data modeling and an undergraduate business analytics capstone. Other courses within the successful candidate’s expertise and meeting college needs may also be assigned. Candidates with a master’s degree in business, data analytics or a related field or substantial relevant professional experience will be considered. A terminal degree in data analytics or related field is preferred. Successful candidates will have a minimum of three years of relevant content experience; prior teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level, or in a non-academic setting, is strongly preferred. Experience with, or a commitment to learning JMP Pro, SQL, Tableau, Power BI, and Excel is a must. Additional software knowledge (e.g., Alteryx or RapidMiner) may be required, depending on specific courses taught.

While the primary responsibility is teaching, the successful candidate may also oversee and coordinate a data analytics lab that supports students and faculty in the acquisition of analytic skills, provide technology instruction to Gatton faculty and PhD students, help administer the data analytics undergraduate minor, assist the Dean with analytics projects, and serve as the faculty advisor to the business data analytics club.