Public Health Services- Researcg Asst. Professor

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-01-29
Req: R100029209
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The University of Miami (UM) is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Division of Prevention Science and Community Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami is seeking exceptional candidates for a Research track Assistant Professor. 
The Division of Prevention Science and Community Health is dedicated to advancing the investigation of the etiology of bio-behavioral and social factors in the prevention of physical and mental illness that lead to morbidity and mortality. We are committed to improving health by developing, testing, and supporting the implementation of effective programs, policies and practices. The Division is also dedicated to educating and mentoring future leaders in prevention science and community health and houses both doctoral and master’s programs in prevention science and community health. 
The Division is currently engaged in highly interdisciplinary, cutting-edge scientific discovery in a range of physical, behavioral, and mental health areas, including HIV, cancer, obesity, substance use, delinquency, and depression. Our faculty members are experts in working with ethnic and sexual minorities including Hispanic-Americans, African-Americans, and men who have sex with men. Faculty also have expertise in community based participatory research, and in translational and implementation science. The Division’s faculty research and teaching is integrated with multicultural, community-based interventions research. The Division houses large programs of research, including, programs in implementation science and community-based participatory research, and projects on substance abuse, HIV, and obesity in minority youth both in the US and abroad. 

Division faculty have been locally, nationally and internationally recognized for their contributions to prevent science, community health, and mentoring initiatives from numerous organizations, including the Society for Prevention Research, the National Hispanic Science Network, and the Society for Research on Adolescence.
The selected individual will be a faculty member in the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health and will be encouraged to develop an HIV prevention and intervention program that takes advantage of the intellectual capital throughout the University and the unique diversity of our populations. Scholars with bold ideas and a hunger for breakthrough research who have the potential to revolutionize HIV prevention science, and who want to train the next generation of leaders in these areas, are urged to consider this unique opportunity. Candidates should have the ability to:

1. Make scientific breakthroughs in HIV prevention, that once translated, will save lives or improve quality of life.
2. Obtain external funding.
3. Build and develop a fully funded team of high caliber researchers focusing on research in HIV prevention.
4. Represent the Division, Department, and the University at professional meetings in local communities, nationally, and across the globe.
5. Assist in the recruitment of the best and brightest doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows and mentor them throughout their years of study.
6. Motivate students in the MS and PhD prevention science and community health programs within the Department with innovative courses created to engage student in strategic thinking.
7. Publish seminal research findings in refereed, high impact journals, book chapters and books.

8. Collaborate with other faculty to obtain research funding for trans-disciplinary research.


• MD/PhD or PhD degree with specific graduate training in prevention science, community health, psychology or a related field
• Evidence of high-impact publications in HIV prevention, ideally among underrepresented groups including men who have sex with men (MSM) and Latinos
• Expertise in intervention development
• Evidence of being able to secure some initial grant funding to support a program of research in HIV prevention in underrepresented groups, including Latinos and MSM
• Current extramurally supported research in HIV prevention
• Effective oral and written communication skills including presentations at scientific meetings, and a significant publication record in peer-reviewed high impact journals
• Demonstrated ability to lead innovative research projects to successful conclusions

Applicants should apply online along with current CV.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.




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Posted: 2/4/2019
Application Due: 5/5/2019
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