The Department of Allied Health Sciences in the University of Connecticut’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources seeks an Assistant Professor (60 percent research/40 percent teaching) with growing expertise in obesity intervention research. The successful candidate will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary faculty dedicated to advancing knowledge through research, teaching and community service. This is a 9-month, tenure track position with a start date of August 23, 2014 that will support the department’s mission to be a national and international leader in health promotion, education and research. The successful candidate is expected to establish a competitive, extramurally-funded research program, to participate in the research and teaching mission of the department, and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. Possible areas of obesity prevention expertise include, but are not limited to: increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentarism; improving food security and access to healthy foods; the obesogenic environment; and physical activity epidemiology.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate (PhD, MD or equivalent); postdoctoral experience in an area relevant to obesity prevention and health promotion; and teaching experience at the university level. Candidates must have excellent skills in oral and written communication, and interpersonal relationships.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in clinical, community-based and/or work-place obesity prevention interventions; experience working with multidisciplinary teams; a record of garnering extramural research support. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: a letter of application describing their research and teaching interests/philosophy, curriculum vitae and names and contact information of three professional references (including email and telephone numbers) . Please direct questions to Dr. Valerie Duffy, Search Committee Chair, via email (AHS-ObesityPreventionSearch@uconn.edu). Applications and supporting materials will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2014, and continue to accept and review applications until a candidate has been identified and accepted.
The Department of Allied Health Sciences (http://www.alliedhealth.uconn.edu/) offer: an undergraduate major in Allied Health with multiple concentrations, including Public Health and Health Promotion and Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety; three nationally-accredited health programs (Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences); 2 masters programs (Health Promotion Sciences, Health Care Genetics); a number of certificate programs; and PhD program in Health Promotion Sciences under development. The University and College have strong support for research, including through faculty hiring initiates and multiple centers with interest in health intervention, obesity prevention, translational science, and strong external partnerships.Search # 2014300
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