Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Health Promotion and Aging with Ethnic Minorities

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Health Promotion and Aging with Ethnic Minorities

 

 

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health (SPH), Division of Community Health Sciences (CHS) and the UIC Center for Research on Health and Aging invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This faculty is part of a Chancellor-sponsored cluster hire initiative, “Health Promotion for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Older Adults.”

 

The successful candidate should have a solid research background in health promotion for older adults with an emphasis on ethnic minority populations and community-based methodologies; and strong potential to secure external funding and develop scholarship and teaching in the area.  The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

 

In addition to holding a faculty appointment in Community Health Sciences, the successful candidate will join 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. CRHA facilitates and coordinates the efforts of a distinguished group of researchers who use an interdisciplinary approach to design, test, and disseminate evidence-based health promotion interventions for minority and underserved older adults.

 

CHS is a diverse, interprofessional, transdisciplinary group of educators, researchers, practitioners, students and staff dedicated to promoting health equity as a social justice imperative. It focuses on the role of fundamental biopsychosocial determinants of health across populations and through the life course, toward improving and sustaining population health and well-being. CHS is committed to developing, enhancing and using evidence-informed approaches to plan, design, implement, and evaluate public health interventions and innovations. These interventions occur at multiple levels--individual, family, community, policy, systems--and across multiple populations and sectors. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

o   A PhD in Public Health or a related area (e.g., gerontology, sociology, social work, urban planning).

o   Expertise in health promotion interventions for African American and/or Latino older adults.

o   Potential to generate external funding and develop a record of research and scholarly work in line with CHS mission.  

o   Proven record of teaching and mentoring students.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

o   A research background in health promotion for older adults with an emphasis on ethnic minority populations and community-based methodologies

o   Master’s Degree in Public Health

o   Strong commitment to interdisciplinary work

 

This search will remain open until filled. For fullest consideration please apply by December 1, 2015.

Anticipated starting date is August 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.   UIC is an EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran.

Application Procedures: To apply, please visit https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board.  The application package requires a letter of application, CV, relevant publications, and contact information for three references. 

For additional information about UIC, SPH, CHS or the City of Chicago please see:

University of Illinois at Chicago: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/uic-1776

School of Public Health: http://publichealth.uic.edu/

Community Health Sciences (CHS):

 http://publichealth.uic.edu/departments/communityhealthsciences/aboutchs/)

City of Chicago: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/about.html