Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Community-Based Research
Tenure Track Faculty Position
The UConn School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences is recruiting a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor (or possibly Full Professor for an exceptional funding profile) to teach and conduct research. The focus will include primary data collection using mixed methods, developing and testing health interventions, and informing policy change. This work will be conducted in collaboration with communities and populations experiencing health disparities, building on an existing history of cross-cultural work in the department.
Ideal candidates will have a PhD in medical anthropology, medical sociology, community psychology or public health. They will have a history of NIH, CDC or other health research and intervention funding and ability to continue ongoing funded research, and experience conducting field-based research and intervention in the U.S. or internationally, preferably both. A solid publication record as first or senior author in respected academic journals and experience in teaching and mentoring at the graduate level are highly desirable.
The Department of Public Health Sciences is in an exciting period of growth and development. Under the leadership of a new chair, three new faculty positions are being recruited. The Department leads the University’s public health program, which offers an MPH, PhD and a variety of certificates in addiction research, disabilities, and disparities. The Department is also a key contributor to the medical/dental curriculum. The Department has faculty that conduct research on a wide range of public health issues, including HIV, maternal and child health, substance abuse, the environment and health systems, both domestically and globally.
The successful candidate will commit to teaching in our MPH and PhD programs, will participate in departmental and institutional committees, and will engage faculty and students within the department and across the University in community-based research. It is expected that the applicant would engage in ongoing applications for extramural research funding in collaboration with other faculty and local communities. (See https://health.uconn.edu/public-health-sciences for a full description of of our personnel and setting.) This is a 12-month full-salary tenure track position.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae at http://jobs.uchc.edu, search number 2020-052.
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The Department of Public Health Sciences is a basic science department within the UConn School of Medicine. It consists of 24 faculty and over 25 support staff, with a research portfolio representing a total commitment of over $10 million in extramural funding. We serve the School of Medicine as the academic home of faculty in the social, behavioral, and public health sciences as well as health law and medical ethics. The Department of Public Health Sciences is also home to the Program in Applied Public Health Sciences which offers M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees as well as four graduate certificates