MULTIPLE TENURE-TRACK/TENURED FACULTY POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCE
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 12172
Department: IU Bloomington Applied Health Science
The Indiana University School of Public Health‐Bloomington (SPH‐B) invites applications to join the faculty of the Department of Applied Health Science. This is an open-rank tenure/tenure-track search, and applicants at all levels (full, associate, or assistant professor) are welcome. Individuals are sought who will contribute toward academic excellence in research and teaching in support of our mission of preventing disease and promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
Located on the flagship campus of the Indiana University system, the SPH-B has over 200 faculty members in five departments. Indiana University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and boasts numerous resources available to SPH-B faculty, including support for grant-writing and teaching, biostatistical consulting, and laboratory facilities. This 10‐month appointment would ideally start on August 1, 2022, although an earlier or later hire date is possible. Applications received by January 15, 2022 will be guaranteed consideration, although all applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Responsibilities: Tenure track faculty in the Department of Applied Health Science are expected to substantially contribute to the overall academic excellence of the department by fostering and maintaining a robust research portfolio; pursuing and managing extramural research funding and support; teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level as designated by the department chairperson; and actively participating in the overall research and teaching mission of the department, school, and university. Areas of special interest include, but are not limited to nutrition and dietetics, social and behavioral science, opioids, addictions, and substance abuse prevention, sexual and reproductive health, human development and family studies, safety, maternal and child health, and global public health. All research areas related to health will be considered, with preference given to research that is collaborative, synergistic with other SPH-B and Indiana University faculty and aligns with major funding priorities. All faculty members are expected to build effective collaborations with other faculty members in the department, school, and university.
Resources: The Department of Applied Health Science currently has 130 faculty members and staff combined, with 54 voting members of the faculty and 37 Adjunct faculty members. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science degree, with five areas of focus: Dietetics (ACEND accredited), Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition Science, Safety, and Youth Development. The Department of Applied Health Science also offers a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree in Community Health, Master of Public Health and Master of Science degrees, and a doctoral degree in Health Behavior. A new PhD degree program in Nutrition is currently being conceptualized.
The Department of Applied Health Science unites a multidisciplinary faculty with expertise in nutrition and dietetics, social and behavioral science, opioids, addictions, and substance use prevention, sexual and reproductive health, human development and family studies, safety, and maternal and child health, all pursuing the common goal of preventing disease and promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The Department of Applied Health Science received more than $12.8 million in external awards in FY2020.
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or professional doctorate (e.g., PhD, DrPH, MD), from a field related to health from an accredited educational institution. Candidates must have teaching experience at the graduate or professional level. Good interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse faculty are required. Leadership skills and vision for enhancing the academic components of an interdisciplinary department are essential. Candidates for associate and full professor positions must also demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for a senior career level, including extramurally funded research as a corresponding principal investigator, current funding, or strong potential to secure external funding, and experience leading sizeable research initiatives. These positions are located on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB) in Bloomington, Indiana, and successful candidates are expected to work on the IUB campus to allow full engagement with the department, school, campus, and community.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.