College of Applied Health Sciences: Assistant Professor - Kinesiology and Community Health-Epid...

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College of Applied Health Sciences
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health


The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is searching for an outstanding candidate for a nine-month, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. A strong candidate is expected be able to teach and develop courses for the undergraduate and graduate programs; establish and maintain an externally funded research agenda; mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; collaborate with faculty and staff; and contribute to an interdisciplinary department. A successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of a new MPH concentration in epidemiology and the teaching of courses such as SAS & STATA programming, analytical epidemiology, and applied epidemiology.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, community health, kinesiology, nutrition, or a related field. Candidates with MPH degrees and/or public health backgrounds in the area of epidemiology are encouraged to apply. A strong record of academic scholarship and teaching experience that meets the qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois is required. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, chronic disease epidemiology; behavioral epidemiology; social epidemiology; chronic infectious disease epidemiology (e.g., hepatitis, HPV, HIV/AIDS); environmental epidemiology; aging; global health, and health inequities. Experience collaborating with communities on public health initiatives is desirable.

General Information
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a leading public Research 1 institution with an exceptional and diverse portfolio of research, and a long history of successful interdisciplinary endeavors. The University’s College of Applied Health Sciences houses the Center on Health, Aging and Disability (CHAD); the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES); and the Chez Veterans Center. The College is actively involved in discovery and engagement with the Carle Foundation Hospital, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the University’s Engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI), Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, College of Veterinary Medicine – Epidemiology and Pathobiology, Discovery Partners Institute, Family Resiliency Center, and many more. Located within the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health ( is the Master of Public Health (MPH) program that has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 2013. The Department hosts a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff. Home of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana is a diverse community that combines active urban living with easygoing affordability. It has been consistently ranked among the nations’ top cities for work-life balance.

Compensation will be commensurate with the applicant's experience.

Application Process
To apply, create a candidate profile at and select the position for which you are applying (Epidemiology- Kinesiology and Community Health (xxx)); then upload all required documents, including:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Research statement (up to 2 pages)
• Teaching statement (up to 2 pages)
• A list of names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers for at least three references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted.

To ensure full consideration, please complete your application by October 28, 2019. Review of applications will begin immediately afterwards. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2020.

For additional information, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andiara Schwingel at [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Applied Health Sciences Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Applied Health Sciences: Assistant Professor - Kinesiology and Community Health-Epidemiology (121495) Open Date:09/20/2019 Organization Name:Kinesiology and Community Health




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Posted: 9/22/2019
Application Due: 12/21/2019
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