Social and Behavioral Sciences/Health Disparities, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV
December 26, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Social and Behavioral Sciences/Health Disparities, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, School of Community Health Sciences [R0106689]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITTMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
The UNLV School of Community Health Sciences is seeking an open rank full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member at rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor to join the growing Social and Behavioral Program within the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Community Health Sciences.
In particular, we are interested in an investigator who conducts health disparities research that adversely affects disadvantaged populations that include racial and ethnic minorities (African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander), rural populations, sexual and gender minorities. The candidate faculty member will support student matriculation, teach and collaboratively conduct research focused health disparities with expertise in one or more of the following areas: mental and behavioral health, health communication and/or aging.
The faculty member will have an established track record of research dissemination that includes local, regional and national presence at conferences, seminars, symposia and community outreach events. S/he will provide training and mentorship for students interested in health disparities research.
This faculty member will enhance the impact of health disparities research by creating collaborations and partnerships with community, social, clinical and translational health disparities research centers at local, state, national and global levels. The successful candidate will need to have a demonstrated track record in securing external grant awards from such agencies as the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Science Foundation and other funding agencies.
About the School of Community Health Sciences
The UNLV School of Community Health Sciences (SCHS) was established in 2004 and is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. The SCHS departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of Public Health.
The mission of the School of Community Health Sciences is to advance the science of public health, improve the health and quality of life of people in our communities, and work to eliminate health disparities in Nevada, the nation, and the world by providing leadership in quality education, research, and service. This mission statement also serves as the mission for all SCHS degree programs.
The vision of SCHS is to be a vibrant center of excellence for public health teaching, research, and community action and to be a magnet for state, national, and international students.
The successful candidate is expected to:
Have earned a PhD, Dr.PH, or doctoral degree in health science related fields from a regionally accredited college or university.
Possess a track record of external research funding.
Have a strong scholarship and publication record in health disparities research as this research pertains to mental and behavioral health, health communication and/or aging
Have a national reputation as a health disparities researcher as evidenced by a track record of peer reviewed published research and external grant support.
Have strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin immediately. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Francisco Sy, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or email@example.com.
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.