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Associate or Full Professor, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy

Search #: 493844
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Tenure Track

The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP; https://chip.uconn.edu/) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor rank for Fall 2021. InCHIP is a university-wide, interdisciplinary institute that facilitates research partnerships and scientific advances in human health and well-being at several levels (e.g., individual, family, school, workplace, neighborhood, community, policy). Topics of study include physical and mental health, social drivers of health, and work across the translational science spectrum. InCHIP has faculty affiliates across many UConn colleges and campuses and houses three established centers: the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (http://www.uconnruddcenter.org/), the UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media (https://mhealth.inchip.uconn.edu/), and the Collaboratory on School and Child Health (https://csch.uconn.edu/).

The successful candidate will have an established program of research relevant to InCHIP’s mission. Current InCHIP areas of study include but are not limited to food policy, obesity, mHealth and social media, school and child health, stigma, cancer prevention, HIV/AIDS, medication adherence, health disparities, substance use, aging, global health, and mind-body health. We invite candidates whose research strengthens or complements these areas. The interdisciplinary nature of InCHIP is supported by having affiliated faculty members from different academic departments, and we invite candidates from a broad range of academic disciplines and research areas to apply. This position will be housed in the academic department that best fits the individual’s research and teaching expertise.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship of InCHIP through extramural funding, high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, and national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of training, the successful candidate will share a commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentoring of students and postdoctoral fellows in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; and integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Earned Ph.D. in behavioral or social sciences, STEM fields, the arts and humanities, social work, business, law, or any field related to health; a demonstrated record of external research funding; teaching experience as instructor of record for one or more undergraduate or graduate courses; a demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and presentations at major conferences on topics related to the mission of InCHIP; a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching; and a commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Assistant professor (or higher rank) appointment at current institution; respect for multidisciplinary collaboration; documentation of teaching excellence; outstanding oral and written communication skills.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate's appointment will reside at the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy, with teaching responsibilities and faculty involvement at the home academic department in Storrs or Hartford. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). UConn is pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions at the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy. 

TO APPLY

Please use this link https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15533 to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae; research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.); teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); and a commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three (3) reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Preference will be given to those who apply by December 15th, 2019, however screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

For more information regarding the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), please visit https://chip.uconn.edu/

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 493844).

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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