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Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Humanities, Health and Society

Florida International University
Miami, Florida
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Jul 28, 2021

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Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, [email protected], the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Humanities, Health and Society

The Department of Humanities, Health and Society in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for a doctoral training fellowship opportunity in community-based participatory research. The fellowship will provide training in grant writing and will allow for the development of writing and analysis skills. Responsibilities include data collection, data analysis, and preparation of data for publication in peer-reviewed journals, as well as manuscript and grant preparation. The Postdoctoral Associate will interface with the HHS Research Team and oversee some research activities related to NeighborhoodHELP. This will be a two-year appointment with the possibility for renewal or advancement to an Assistant Professor position, based on performance and availability of funds.

Minimum qualifications include a MD, PhD, or equivalent degree in public health, behavioral science, psychology, or a related field. Candidates should demonstrate established mixed method research skills, computer competency and expertise in statistical analysis using STATA and related software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, M Plus, EQS), and excellent written and oral communication skills supported by a background in preparing publications, comprehensive reports, and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.

Preferred qualifications include experience with community-based participatory research; demonstrated interest in health, social determinants of health, health disparities, and working with diverse, underserved, vulnerable populations; an established track record of original first-author publications; related computer skills such as qualitative analysis software, geographic information systems (GIS), social network analysis, or machine learning; and grant writing experience.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522280 at and attach letter of interest and curriculum vitae in a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references (previous supervisors) who will be contacted as determined by the hiring official. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by June 30, 2021. Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


As Miami’s first and only four-year public research university, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the community.

With a student body of nearly 46,000, we’re one of the 25 largest public universities in the nation. More than 110,000 FIU alumni live and work in South Florida.florida_international_university1.jpg

Our colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and law. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU has been locally and globally engaged for more than four decades finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time.
FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. The opening of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in August 2009 has enhanced the university’s ability to create lasting change through its research initiatives. University Research expenditures are more than $100 million per year.

FIU’s dynamic student body reflects the vibrant diversity of South Florida:

61% Hispanic
15% White Non-Hispanic
13% Black
04% Asian or Pacific Islander
07% other minority groups

florida_international_university2.jpgFIU also serves a large percentage of economically disadvantaged students. Nearly 50 percent of all undergraduate students at FIU receive financial aid, and nearly 60 percent of those financial aid recipients come from families with annual household incomes under $30,000.

Approximately 80 percent of students at FIU are undergraduates with the majority enrolled in the Colleges of Business Administration, Arts & Sciences and Engineering.
Ninety-six percent of the university’s full-time faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree attainable in their field. (This statistic reflects tenured or tenure-seeking faculty.)


Florida International University will be a leading urban public research university focused on student learning, innovation, and collaboration.


Florida International University is an urban, multi-campus, public research university serving its students and the diverse population of South Florida. We are committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities.



Florida International University is committed to the following core values:

  • Truth—in the pursuit, generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge
  • Freedom—of thought and expression
  • Respect—for diversity and the dignity of the individual
  • Responsibility—as stewards of the environment and citizens of the world
  • Excellence—in intellectual, personal, and operational endeavors



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