Assistant/Associate Professor of Global Health/Quantitative

Employer
Florida International University
Location
Miami, Florida
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Academic

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 studentathletes
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 www.fiu.edu.


Assistant/Associate Professor of Global Health/Quantitative


The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University is searching for an
Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus on the social scientific study of Global Health and the
ability to teach quantitative methods at graduate and undergraduate levels, beginning in Fall 2023. 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, 2023. 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,
population studies, public health, 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 required.
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 527923 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu. Please
submit your cover letter, C.V., and a diversity statement (https://go.fiu.edu/diversitystatement), 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 https://dei.fiu.edu and https://advance.fiu.edu. Please address any questions to the search
committee chair, Dr. Mark Padilla at marpadi@fiu.edu, with subject line “GSS Global Health hire”.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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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
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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
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