Gainesville FL
Jul 24, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:


Job Description:

The Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position at the Full Professor rank. We seek an established scholar with a distinguished research program that addresses health behavior problems common among youths and contributes knowledge relevant to prevention and modification of health-related behavioral risk factors. The Department has established research programs in behavioral aspects of substance misuse, obesity, HIV/AIDS, health disparities, and digital health applications. Exceptional scholars in these areas will be considered with preference given to the obesity, physical activity, and nutrition areas. Applications are encouraged from candidates who can provide leadership in related research and educational initiatives at UF and beyond, apply theoretical frameworks relevant to health behaviors such as behavioral economics, have strong quantitative or mixed methods research skills, are experienced with multidisciplinary collaboration, and use digital technologies for health promotion research and implementation/dissemination of evidence-based health behavior change programs. Top candidates will be considered for the Mary F. Lane Endowed Professorship and initial tenure based on qualifications. 

We are seeking applications from 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) contribute significantly to mentoring MS/PhD students.

This 9-month, full time (1.0 FTE), position will begin August 16, 2018 or January 1, 2019.

UF is a dynamic Carnegie Foundation Research University with very high research activity that educates approximately 49,000 students annually. Our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. Our innovation doesn’t end with our facilities. UF has two times the national average of inventions produced per research dollar invested. We have some of the top faculty in the country attracting a record $724 million in research awards last fiscal year. Since our founding over 160 years ago, we’ve continually pushed the boundaries of knowledge forward. 

The main University of Florida campus resides in the heart of Gainesville, Florida. Information pertaining to Gainesville’s leisure, culture, education and school zones can be found at This site also includes an Alachua County map to assist with familiarizing yourself with the area for the purposes of relocating and finding leisure activities. This Guide to Greater Gainesville is the premier relocation guide for our region and is published annually so that viewers can find information regarding the different municipalities (i.e., Alachua, High Springs, Jonesville), real estate, and health care in our area.

UF has a competitive benefits package. Our Department’s faculty are eligible for summer salary.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have earned their doctorate in health education, health behavior, or an appropriately related field in public health or the social and behavioral sciences prior to faculty appointment. Applicants must exhibit an extensive record of scholarly productivity, extramural funding, and successful mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The university has a student body of over 49,000 undergraduate, graduate and first professional students, including over 14,500 minority students, and 6,000 international students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review will begin on October 23, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at 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. Richard Yi, Chair of the Search Committee, at 

Final candidate will be required to provide 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 the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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 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).

Health Assessment Required: No


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