Open Rank Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position

Iowa City, Iowa
Nov 05, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department of Community and Behavioral Health
University of Iowa College of Public Health

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health (CBH) in the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health seeks a tenure-track or tenured faculty member at open rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) to begin in academic year 2019-2020.

We seek candidates with research interests in a broad number of CBH-related areas but are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and research experience in cancer prevention and control, or global health.

Applicants must hold a doctorate in public health or social sciences or equivalent professional degrees in behavioral science, social science, community health, health promotion and/or health education or related areas. Evidence of extramural research funding and publications must be commensurate with years of professional experience. We expect our faculty to have an externally funded research program, publish in leading journals, be committed to advancing health equity, and to impacting public and population health. Candidates are expected to conduct theory-driven culturally-informed research and be able to design intervention trials. Evidence of high- quality teaching, and successful student mentoring is also required. Applicants should show the potential for collaborative research interactions with departmental, collegiate, and university faculty locally or internationally. The Department of Community and Behavioral Health is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching, and service activities. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will be expected to meet the Department’s metrics for academic productivity in research, service, and teaching and to work closely with other academic units within the University of Iowa to effectively continue a commitment to collegiality and interdisciplinary collaboration. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.

The College of Public Health is nationally ranked as among the top 10 publicly supported schools of public health and has a diverse research portfolio. The Department of Community and Behavioral Health is one of five departments in the College of Public Health. The Department has a national reputation for community-based research and practice and for promoting equity and social justice. The Department offers an MPH in community and behavioral health, including an undergrad-to-graduate track, and a PhD in community and behavioral health. Department faculty also support the collegiate undergraduate programs in public health. The Department has 9 faculty, 36 graduate students, and $6 million in research funding. Sources of research funding are diverse, and include federal and state agencies, organizations or foundation entities. Further information about the Department can be found at:

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health advances teaching, research, and practice in four strategic areas: (1) rural health; (2) community engagement and participatory approaches; (3) theory-based culturally informed intervention development, implementation, and evaluation; and (4) social justice, health equity, and health disparities. The Department has a well-established working relationship with organizations and communities within Iowa, throughout the U.S., and internationally, including projects in Eastern Europe, South and East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Research programs of department faculty members engage underrepresented populations, rural populations, immigrant communities, as well as communities living in low and middle-income countries internationally, among others.

The Department excels in developing, evaluating, and disseminating evidence-based practices including community-level interventions. It is home to the National American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center (N AI&AN ATTC), the Prevention Research Center for Rural Health (PRC-RH), the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research and Training (MHIRT) center, and the Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL). The Department is also a collaborating center with the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network.

Department faculty members enjoy strong collaborative relationships with other Departments in the College of Public Health and with colleges across campus, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Carver College of Medicine. Faculty participate and direct projects in research centers across campus, including the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Public Policy Center, and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS).

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316.

Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, 319/335-2660 or [email protected], to inquire or discuss accommodation needs. Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.

Interested candidates should apply electronically for Requisition #73523 at Applications should include a cover letter outlining interest and relevant experience, curriculum vitae, statements regarding teaching, research, and diversity, and three references (to be contacted only with permission). Inquiries regarding the position can be made to Dr. Shelly Campo, Chair of the Search Committee, [email protected] The search committee will continue to screen applicants until the position is filled.

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