UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
College of Health and Human Performance
Department of Health Education and Behavior
Open Rank Faculty Positions (Tenure-Track)
The Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications and nominations for three (3) tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor ranks. The Department has established research programs in behavioral aspects of substance misuse, obesity, HIV/AIDS, chronic disease self-management, health disparities, and digital health applications, and it maintains strong connections with the UF Center for Digital Health and Wellness, which advances research and education on the application of information and communication technologies to health promotion, disease prevention, wellness, and epidemiological surveillance. UF is a dynamic Carnegie Foundation Research University with very high research activity that educates approximately 50,000 students annually. UF supports more than 3,000 faculty members and 6,000 staff members from around the world. With over 150 years of history in education, research, and community involvement, UF has become one of the five largest universities in the nation. Research awards have risen steadily over the decades to last year’s $701 million, placing UF among the nation’s leading research institutions. More than half of the total awards supported health-related research.
The Department seeks individuals who will: (a) conduct an independent program of research that complements department and college research initiatives, (b) participate in collaborative research programs as appropriate to his/her interests, (c) teach in the department's educational programs, and (d) mentor MS/PhD students. Candidates with theoretical frameworks relevant to health behaviors such as behavioral economics, an established research record in the modification of health-related behavioral risk factors, strong quantitative or mixed methods research skills, and experience with multidisciplinary collaboration are encouraged to apply. Preferred research areas include obesity, physical activity, and nutrition; substance misuse; HIV/AIDS/other STIs; and cancer. Researchers who use communication technologies (e.g., eHealth, mHealth, social media) for health promotion and implementation/dissemination of evidence-based health behavior change programs are encouraged to apply. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in health education, health behavior, or an appropriately related field in public health or the social and behavioral sciences. A record of extramural funding and excellence in teaching is required for the Associate Professor and Professor ranks.
These 9-month, full time (1.0 FTE), positions will begin January 1, 2016 or August 16, 2016 (negotiable). Rank, salary, and tenure status will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications. For full consideration, candidates should submit materials by October 1, 2015, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after 10/1/15 will be considered at the discretion of the committee or hiring authority. Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.ufl.edu (Requisition # 492985) and include: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research, and interest in the Department; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references. Please send email inquiries or nominations to Dr. Michael Stellefson, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UF is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Final candidates will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluations Services (NACES) which can be found at http://www.naces.org/. The selection process will be conducted in accord with 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 other search documents will be available for public inspection. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). UF is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to disability, veteran preference and other characteristics protected by law.
The main campus of the University of Florida resides in the heart of Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is ranked among the most livable cities in the United States (http://www.gainesvillechamber.com/economic-development/site-selection/gainesvilleoverview/rankings-recognitions/). Gainesville’s economy, cost of living, climate, education, health, transportation, leisure, arts, and culture are key factors in making it an attractive place to live. Not only is Gainesville rich in culture, history, and diversity, but it is surrounded by the natural beauty of parks, lakes and springs.
Robert F. Leeman, Ph.D.
Incoming Associate Professor
Department of Health Education and Behavior
University of Florida
Florida Gymnasium, Room 14
PO Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611