Gainesville, Alachua County
Feb 13, 2014
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Public Policy
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Requisition Number: 0904782


Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: University of Florida Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP) and the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy in the College of Medicine, in collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies (CEECS) in the College of Education, is recruiting one of the multiple positions. We are especially interested in research focused on children at greatest risk due to poverty, social disadvantage, and neurodevelopmental learning and behavioral challenges. We are also interested in the effects of adverse childhood events on health across the lifespan. The appointment may involve an administrative assignment. The Institute for Child Health Policy ( currently includes 14 primary faculty, with an active research program (>$12M annual grant funding) in child health promotion and disease prevention research and health care delivery research to improve access to care and clinical services. The Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies ( research, teaching, model demonstration, and outreach connections focus on young children's health and wellness, early intervention for young children with or at risk for disabilities, and quality teaching and learning in early childhood contexts (birth through age 5).

Minimum Requirements: Requirements for the position include: 1) significant external funding, 2) a recognized record of research and scholarship in child health and/or lifespan studies; and 3) an earned doctorate in a health-related field with an emphasis on early childhood or lifespan studies (e.g., health outcomes, health behavior, epidemiology, maternal and child health, public health, psychology, sociology). We are seeking a scientist with a strong background in theories and methods for the design and implementation of randomized and quasi-experimental trials testing innovative interventions focused on prevention, early intervention, health promotion, and/or lifespan research. Collaborative opportunities abound for working on a range of interventions involving children and families, including children with chronic conditions, early learning centers, healthcare sectors, and communities. An established track record as Principal Investigator of NIH or other competitive funded research projects is required. Opportunities exist related to incorporating team hires.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should send (preferably by email) a letter indicating their interest and statement of current and future research plans, accompanied by a curriculum vita and at least three references to: Dr. Kelli A. Komro, Search Committee Chair, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida, PO Box 100177, Gainesville, FL 32610-0177 ( Please reference position 00028583 in your correspondence. Applications will be kept confidential and references will not be contacted without the permission of applicants. The starting date is negotiable and salary is commensurate with qualifications. We will start interviewing candidates in early 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary self disclosure form. This information is stored within GatorJobs and accessible by job number to the Equal Employment Office (when needed to fulfill reporting obligations). For searches not using GatorJobs as a means of recording or tracking candidate applications, a self disclosure form can be found at: Please reference Position Number 00028583. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.