Department Chair and Professor
Department of Health Education & Behavior
College of Health and Human Performance
The Department of Health Education & Behavior in the College of Health and Human
Performance at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications and nominations for
the position of department chair at the rank of Professor. The Department of Health
Education & Behavior (http://heb.hhp.ufl.edu/) includes a diverse faculty of health
promotion and health behavior specialists and currently enrolls approximately 400
undergraduate and graduate students. The department faculty currently pursues
active research agendas in several areas such as public health communication; health
disparities; substance use; chronic disease self-management; eHealth; and child and
adolescent health. The department recently established the Center for Digital Health
and Wellness (http://cdhw.hhp.ufl.edu) and also offers a bachelor's degree in the new
UF Online campus (http://ufonline.ufl.edu).
The University of Florida, the state's oldest, largest and most comprehensive university
joined the Association of American Universities in 1985, the higher-education
organization comprising the top 62 public and private institutions in North America.
With an enrollment of nearly 50,000 students annually, UF is home to 16 colleges and
more than 150 research centers and institutes. In 2012, UF faculty received $619
million in new research awards. The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, a
city of approximately 250,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 85 miles from the
Georgia border, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
It has abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes, and opportunities for many
outdoor activities, with moderate temperatures almost all year round. Gainesville has
an excellent school system, with a number of public schools ranked highly in the state
The Chair serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the Department
and reports to the Dean of the College. The Chair is responsible for strategic planning;
academic leadership; curriculum development; fiscal management; personnel matters;
fundraising; effective representation of the Department, College and University on
campus, and to state, national and international communities.
Candidates must possess a vision of research and graduate education compatible with
the goals of the Department, College, and University; a strong record of research
funding and publications in refereed journals, collaborative research experience, and
teaching excellence commensurate with appointment to the rank of full Professor with
tenure; appropriate professional training, including a doctoral degree; a sustainable
line of research inquiry that supplements and expands the departments current
research foci; a willingness to oversee distance/online education and executive
training; evidence of administrative and/or leadership experience, skills and abilities;
managerial and communications skills; financial management expertise; ability and
willingness to mentor junior faculty members and doctoral students; support shared
governance; and a commitment to integrity, academic excellence, professional service
and cultural diversity.
Preference will be given to applicants with outstanding leadership skills; a vision for
developing the Department of Health Education & Behavior into a preeminent
department; and an outstanding national and international scholarly reputation.
Effective Date of Employment
July 1, 2014. This is a 12-month fulltime appointment.
For full consideration, candidates should apply and submit materials by December 6,
2013, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications
received after December 6, 2013, may be considered at the discretion of the committee
and/or hiring authority.
To be considered for this position, application materials must be submitted
online at https://jobs.ufl.edu (Requisition # 0903998).
Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of application summarizing the
applicant's qualifications, interest in the position, and administrative philosophy; (2) a
complete curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone
numbers of at least five references. The Search Committee may request additional
materials at a later time.
Inquiries and nominations about this position should be directed to the Chair of the
Professor and Chair
Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
University of Florida
P.O. Box 118208
Gainesville, FL 32611
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and
inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida's
'Government in the Sunshine' and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open
to the public, and applications, resumes, and many other documents related to the search will be available for
public inspection. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.