Tenure-Track Position in Health Promotion

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August 16, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Physiology at The University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the area of Health Promotion.  Current health promotion research areas in the department include physical activity, sedentary behaviors, sleep, circadian rhythms, health disparities, behavioral interventions, obesity, cancer, cardiometabolic health, and maternal health. We seek to enhance our existing cross-disciplinary collaborations and build on our departmental strengths in substantive areas of research. Candidates with strong intervention, epidemiology, surveillance and/or determinants focused research programs are encouraged to apply. Substantive areas of interest include but are not limited to: physical activity, sleep, nutrition, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, hypertension, neurological disease, and aging. 

In addition to faculty in Health and Human Physiology, there are outstanding opportunities for collaboration with faculty in the Obesity Research and Education Initiative, Aging Mind and Brain Research Initiative, Prevention Research Center, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, Abboud Cardiovascular Center, Iowa Neuroscience Institute, and Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. There are also ample opportunities to collaborate with faculty in the Colleges of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.  Excellent research space is available in the Department of HHP and state-of-the-art core labs are available in the adjacent Carver College of Medicine.  Salary and start-up support will be highly competitive with other institutions.

The Department of Health and Human Physiology and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University also supports Dual Career Services, a unique service that helps spouses/partners of faculty candidates seeking employment in the greater Iowa City area: https://careers.uiowa.edu/dc

To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application on-line at the University of Iowa jobs website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu, requisition # 73752.  Application must include 1) a letter of interest, 2) full curriculum vitae, 3) PDFs of 2-3 peer-reviewed published articles, 4) 3 to 5 page summary of research accomplishments and future research plans, and 5) names and contact information of 3 individuals who will provide letters of recommendation if asked by search committee.  Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Specific questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Lucas Carr at lucas-carr@uiowa.edu. Questions about the application process can be directed to Tiffany Schier, Departmental Administrator at tiffany-schier@uiowa.edu.

Educational Requirement: Terminal doctoral degree (e.g. PhD in Health Promotion, Health Education, Behavioral Science, Behavioral Medicine, Public Health, Kinesiology, or a related field) in hand by the start date (August 19, 2020).

Required Qualifications: At the rank of Assistant Professor, the successful candidate should demonstrate promise for conducting high-quality scholarly productivity (e.g. publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, securing externally funded grants to support the research program), excellent teaching in an area of specialization, and successfully mentoring graduate students. At the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate should demonstrate a record of high-quality teaching, graduate student mentoring, and scholarly productivity that is nationally recognized in the field. At the rank of Full Professor, the successful candidate should demonstrate a consistent record of high-quality teaching, graduate student mentoring, and scholarly productivity that is internationally recognized in the field. 

Desirable Qualifications: At the Assistant Professor rank, two or more years of postdoctoral experience, evidence of seeking/obtaining external research funding, experience independently teaching undergraduate/graduate courses.