Assistant / Associate Professor

Gainesville FL, FL
Jul 27, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant / Associate Professor

Job Description:

The Department of Health Education and Behavior at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. The Department has established research programs in behavioral aspects of substance misuse, obesity, HIV/AIDS, health disparities, and digital health applications. Preferred research areas for the positions include obesity, physical activity, and nutrition; and HIV/AIDS and other STIs. Applications are encouraged from 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, experience with multidisciplinary collaboration, and use of digital technologies for health promotion research and implementation/dissemination of evidence-based health behavior change programs. 

We seek applications from individuals who will: (a) conduct an independent research program 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.  

These are 9-month, full time (1.0 FTE) positions that will begin August 16, 2018 or January 1, 2019.

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 show evidence of a strong scientific background and the ability or potential to secure external funding to support their research program. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable, and appointment as Associate Professor requires evidence of teaching effectiveness.

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:

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 to Dr. Richard Yi, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Application End Date / Review:  Review will begin on October 23, 2017, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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). 

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 leisurely 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.

Health Assessment Required: No

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