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

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The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is searching for an outstanding candidate for a nine-month, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will develop a diverse research portfolio with a mixture of collaborative and independent research; establish and maintain an externally funded research agenda; teach and develop courses for the undergraduate and graduate programs (e.g., introductory or intermediate-level courses such as biostatistics, statistical aspects of data science, and data analytics); mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and collaborate with faculty, staff and students in an interdisciplinary department.

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


Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, or a comparable field; a strong record of academic scholarship and teaching experience; expertise in community-based public health; excellent communication skills.

Preferred qualifications include: collaborative experience with community partners on health initiatives; practical experience in working with multidisciplinary teams in community settings; and experience in advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

General Information

The internationally renowned Department of Kinesiology and Community Health ( within the College of Applied Health Sciences ( at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( is dedicated to the scholarly investigation of all aspects of health, rehabilitation, and human movement. Our 35 interdisciplinary faculty are housed within state of the art research facilities, including the forthcoming Living in Interactive Future Environments (LIFE) Home research facility. Our department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Kinesiology and Community Health; a CEPH-accredited MPH degree; a professional MS in Health Administration; and a forthcoming professional MS in Health Technology (pending Illinois Board of Higher Education approval). KCH faculty maintain active collaborations with all units in the College of Applied Health Sciences, namely Speech and Hearing Sciences; Recreation Sport, & Tourism; the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability, the Chez Veterans Center; and Disability Resources & Educational Services. Faculty of KCH also collaborate actively with other colleges (e.g., Grainger College of Engineering, Carle-Illinois College of Medicine), institutes (e.g., Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute, The Health Care Engineering Systems Center, The Center for Health Informatics at iSchool, the National Center for Supercomputing), local hospitals, and community organizations.


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 (College of Applied Health Sciences: Assistant Professor - Kinesiology and Community Health-Biostatistics (Job ID 121343)); 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 February 6th, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date of the position is August 16, 2020.

For additional information, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Chung-Yi Chiu 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:Applied Health Sciences Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Applied Health Sciences: Assistant Professor - Kinesiology and Community Health-Biostatistics (121343) Open Date:10/16/2019 Organization Name:Kinesiology and Community Health




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Posted: 10/17/2019
Application Due: 4/15/2020
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