The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health (SPH), Division of Community Health Sciences (CHS) is seeking applications for a tenured associate or full professor with an outstanding background in health promotion research with Racially and Ethnically Diverse Older Adults.
This senior level position is the lead position in a Chancellor-sponsored campus wide cluster hire initiative entitled “Health Promotion for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Older Adults” and will be actively involved in recruiting four additional tenure track faculty specializing in related research in the following departments: Disability and Human Development, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Health Policy and Administration.
In addition to holding a faculty appointment in Community Health Sciences, the successful candidate will assume a leadership role in the Center for Research on Health and Aging (CRHA) in the Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP).
CRHA is the campus-wide focal point for research on aging at UIC. It is currently home to 18 faculty from 8 departments and 5 Schools at UIC, including Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Applied Health Sciences, and Urban Planning and Public Affairs. CRHA has been home to three consecutively funded National Institute on Aging/NIH Roybal Centers for translation research and has been a national and international leader in the development, testing and translation of evidence-based health promotion programs for older adults. The person we seek will be expected to continue this work, build on it and be a strong advocate for the Center.
CHS is an interprofessional, transdisciplinary group of educators, researchers, practitioners, students and staff dedicated to promoting health equity as a social justice imperative. We focus on the role of fundamental biopsychosocial determinants of health across populations and through the lifecourse, with the goal of improving and sustaining population health and well-being. We are committed to developing, enhancing and using evidence-informed approaches in the planning, designing, implementation, and evaluation of public health interventions and innovations. These interventions occur at multiple levels (individual, family, community, policy, systems) and across multiple populations and sectors.
Established in 1970, the fully accredited School of Public Health currently offers six degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Public Health (BA), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS), Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), along with certificate programs and nondegree continuing education opportunities to over 700 full and part-time students and professionals practicing in the field.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is Chicago’s largest university with more than 27,500 students, 9,700 faculty and staff, 15 colleges and the state’s major public medical center. With more than $335 million in annual research expenditures, UIC ranks among the leading universities in federal research funding and is known for the extraordinary diversity of its students. The University is located in downtown Chicago with easy access to outstanding cultural and scientific resources.
This search will remain open until filled. For fullest consideration please apply by January 31, 2014. Anticipated starting date is August 2014. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois is an AA/EOE/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.
To apply please visit: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board. Applications must be submitted online and must include a letter of application, CV and contact information for three references.
Instructions for applying: http://www.uic.edu/depts/hr/support/HireTouch/training/HireTouch_ApplicantGuide.pdf
For additional information about UIC, SPH, CHS, IHRP, CRHA or the City of Chicago please see:
Community Health Sciences (CHS): http://publichealth.uic.edu/departments/communityhealthsciences/aboutchs/)
Institute for Health Research (IHRP): http://www.ihrp.uic.edu/
Center for Research on Health and Aging (CRHA): http://www.ihrp.uic.edu/center/center-research-health-and-aging
School of Public Health: http://publichealth.uic.edu/
University of Illinois: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/uic-1776
City of Chicago: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/about.html
CHS faculty member: Applicants must have demonstrated competency in delivering course content and mentoring students.A funding track record with a promise of a continued scholarly trajectory must be evident as well as a continuation of scholarly activities of such caliber that the candidate’s work is widely recognized for its high quality and impact.
Center for Research on Health and Aging (CRHA) Leadership Role: The candidate will be a strong advocate for the Center, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, promote a culture of consensus, collaboration and productivity and will thrive in and promote a diverse interdisciplinary research environment. The candidate will continue to develop, test and implement evidence-based health promotion programs for older minority adults and actively pursue external support for this work.
The candidate is the lead position in a Chancellor-sponsored campus wide cluster hire involving the recruitment of four additional tenure track faculty specializing in health promotion research with minority elderly in Disability and Human Development, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Health Policy and Administration.
Other Desirable Qualifications:
The UIC is an AA/EOE.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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