Assistant/Associate Professor - Community Health Sciences (Job ID #130937)
School of Public Health (UIC-SPH)
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Division of Community Health Sciences (CHS) in the UIC School of Public Health (UIC-SPH) is an inter-professional, 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 life course, toward improving and sustaining population health and well-being. Our work employs applied public health science and requires mixed methodologies and collaborations with traditional and nontraditional research partners as well as community stakeholders.
Housed within CHS, the UIC Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (CoE-MCH) is funded through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of HRSA. The Center's vision is to be a leader in the area of maternal and child health (MCH) by building public health capacity, fostering health equity and social justice, and developing leaders across the workforce continuum in order to strengthen individuals, families, and communities, and cultivate a culture of health and well-being for all. Our mission is to provide graduate students with rigorous evidence-informed curricula and programming steeped in social justice and practical experience. We do this in collaboration with MCHB and the IL State Title V program, including its partners, and by engaging with local communities. The CoE-MCH program is designed to develop leaders with vision, creativity, and a commitment to life-long learning and action to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families including children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).
CHS and the CoE-MCH invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position with a focus on child and/or adolescent health.
Responsibilities include: developing an externally funded research agenda with a focus on community and population-based approaches to the critical issues facing the health of children and/or adolescents across the life course; to participate in the activities of the CoE, to teach graduate level courses on child and/or adolescent health status and systems; to advise master's and doctoral students; and, to contribute to the service mission of CHS and the School of Public Health.
A doctoral degree earned prior to the hiring date in community or population health, social/behavioral sciences, health promotion, or a closely related field. Evidence of scholarly productivity and potential in the areas of child and/or adolescent health and/or Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). Previous experience either in research or practice focused on women, children, or families. Evidence of and demonstrated commitment to high-quality teaching in the areas of child or adolescent health and commitment to mentoring of graduate students.
A defined research focus as stated above. Evidence of potential for obtaining independent external research funding or, in the case of applicants for a tenured Associate appointment, a record of success in obtaining external research funding. An MPH degree from a CEPH-accredited program or School of Public Health. Willingness to contribute to the growth and success of the CoE-MCH through service activities. Evidence of a commitment to community partnerships and engagement. Familiarity with state and local MCH public health practice. Unique qualities that offer the CoE-MCH and CHS an opportunity to expand its vision and impact.
Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
UIC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
For questions regarding the position contact search committee chair, David DuBois (firstname.lastname@example.org). This search will remain open until filled. Anticipated starting date is January 2021 (sooner is possible). Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.