Childhood Obesity: Associate Professor/Full Professor, Tenured (TE) or Tenure Track Eligible (TTE)
Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health & the Division of Public Health Practice & Translational Research
The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice & Translational Research located in Phoenix, Arizona is seeking to hire a dynamic researcher with a focus on childhood obesity.
We are looking for a mid-career/senior researcher to conduct interdisciplinary research that contributes to the evidence base needed to inform successful childhood obesity prevention programs that can then be disseminated to public health and clinical practice audiences. The successful candidate will have experience in any of the following areas: preventive interventions; attention to biology, behavior, and family relationships; medical and community partnerships; and/or real time ecological momentary assessment of health via data from sensors, accelerometers, and smartphone technology.
Applicants must possess an outstanding record of research accomplishments and a strong commitment to teaching, research and service. Applicants for the professor position must demonstrate a high record of productivity, funding and leadership. Successful candidates will have duties that include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, developing and maintaining robust programs of research and scholarship, and service to their department and the MEZCOPH and UAHS. We seek highly collaborative applicants with strong technical vision and a focus on emerging 21st century technologies and challenges.
The Division has four educational programs: (1) Public Health Practice (PHP) and (2) Health Services Administration (HSA) and Clinical Leadership (MD/MPH). It also offers an MPH degree in Health Services Administration online. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with epidemiologists, biostatisticians, geneticists, endocrinologist, and clinicians in the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Phoenix and Tucson and College of Medicine Phoenix, among other health science colleges(Pharmacy, Nursing). In addition, there is an opportunity to collaborate with numerous community partners and collaborators at the Arizona Department of Health Services to advance programming in cardiovascular and diabetes prevention. Importantly, this position will build on the health disparities efforts across the state with an emphasis on our catchment populations including Hispanic/Latinos and Native Americans. Previous research experience, history of successful peer-reviewed grant funding, and a relevant publication record are required. The candidate is expected to develop an independent research program with peer-reviewed funding.
The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact:
Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS
Associate Dean, Phoenix Campus
Chair, Division of Public Health Practice & Translational Research
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness
The University of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.
Internal Number: F22025
About University of Arizona
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is Arizona's first and only accredited college of public health.
The UA Zuckerman College of public Health is uniquely situated in the culturally rich and diverse Southwest that includes the Sonoran desert, mountains, cool pine forests, and is only a few hours from the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean.
The UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students for education, research and community involvement thanks to a locale rich in history, research opportunities, and university academic resources.
The College's interdisciplinary activities are enhanced by being part of the Arizona Health Sciences Center with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The College consistently ranks among the top five in American Indian and Hispanic graduates and students enrolled among 45 accredited schools of public health, according to recent data from the Association of Schools of Public Health.
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