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Assistant Professor of Global Health

Florida International University
Miami, Florida
Closing date
Mar 11, 2022

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Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

Assistant Professor of Global Health

The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University is searching for an Assistant Professor with a focus on the social scientific study of Global Health, beginning in Fall 2022. A Ph.D. in one of the Department’s core disciplines (Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, or a related social science discipline) is required and must be in-hand by August 12, 2022. The candidate will teach a regular 2-2 load and contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidate will have research expertise and teach courses at the intersection of social science and global health, including approaches such as: medical anthropology, medical sociology, health geography, applied social science/policy approaches to health, and comparative health studies. We welcome a range of critical perspectives on Global Health, including but not limited to the following: structural or political-economic analyses of health; decolonial/postcolonial theories of health; racial/ethnic disparities in health; indigenous health; feminist/sexualities approaches to health; emerging infections and pandemic preparedness; critical health systems research; and transnational perspectives on Global Health and migration. Expertise and ability to teach quantitative methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels and as applied to social science research on health is of particular interest, although multi-method, multi-disciplinary approaches are strongly encouraged. Research and teaching experience using Geographic Information Systems, while not required, is desirable.

The candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability to develop a publication and external research funding record in line with FIU's tenure and promotion guidelines for promotion to Associate Professor and the University’s R1-level research status. The person hired may also find community amongst colleagues working in numerous initiatives and centers across campus, including the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, the Cuban Research Institute, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Asian Studies Program, and the Global Indigenous Forum, among others. The Research Network for Health and Society (REACH), a SIPA-based research initiative involving multiple GSS faculty members funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, can support the candidate in developing scholarly collaborations and obtaining extramural grant funding. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, and the Global Health Consortium provide additional university-wide resources. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented minorities and people with experience teaching diverse student populations to apply. We welcome applicants to reflect in their cover letter on how they could enhance the Department's strengths and offerings.

In September 2021, the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) received full membership in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). This prestigious organization includes the top 40 schools of international affairs in the world. The SIPA is among 25 in the US with this designation, 5th in the Southeastern United States, and the 1st and only in the State of Florida.

Qualified applicants should apply to Job Opening ID 525820 at Please submit your cover letter, C.V., and a diversity statement (, in a single PDF file. Three letters of reference will be solicited from finalists at a later date. In your cover letter, please discuss your scholarly profile, your teaching expertise and pedagogical innovations, any externally funded projects, and how you envision your work enhancing and diversifying the Department’s strengths. Your cover letter should also speak to your demonstrated commitment to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus community and your vision for contributing to this work at FIU. For more information about ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at FIU, visit and Please address any questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Mark Padilla at, with subject line “GSS Global Health hire”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Florida Statute 1010.35 - Screening Foreign Researchers

Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at:

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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