Miami University — Assistant / Associate Professor in Public Health

Kinesiology & Health: Assistant/Associate Professor in Public Health starting August 2017.  The Department of Kinesiology and Health at Miami University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate rank.  Join the energetic faculty in the Public Health area in the Department of Kinesiology and Health, which has established research programs in health behavior, program evaluation, mental health, substance misuse, multiple health behavior change, health literacy, health promotion, obesity, chronic disease self-management, physical activity, health disparities, nutrition, and digital health applications.

The Department seeks individuals who will: (a) conduct an independent program of research that complements department and college research initiatives, (b) participate in collaborative research programs as appropriate to his/her interests, (c) teach in the department’s educational programs, and (d) mentor MS graduate students; provide key leadership with the CEPH accreditation process; provide service to the institution.

Required: The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree (e.g., DrPH, PhD in a health field, or PhD with a MPH, or PhD in a related degree) with expertise in one or more of the following: public health, health policy, health services research, health communication, public health systems science, health education, environmental health or other relevant disciplines; knowledge and/or experience with multicultural populations. For Associate Professor, candidates must have a proven track record of scholarship, extramural research funding, and graduate student advising and teaching at the Master’s level.  For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, candidates must show evidence of an emerging high quality research agenda and potential for high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Strong candidates will be those with MCHES or CHES certification; experience with problem-based learning, service learning and/or facilitating community-based partnerships; with research in areas that include substance misuse; multiple health behavior change; mental health; emotional health; health disparities/inequities; and global health; who use communication technologies (e.g., eHealth, mHealth, social media) for health promotion, and implementation/ dissemination of evidence-based health behavior change programs are encouraged to apply; experience integrating technology into the classroom, and/or online or hybrid teaching.

Candidates with theoretical frameworks relevant to health behaviors such as behavioral intentions or behavioral economics, an established research record in the modification of health-related behavioral risk factors, strong quantitative or mixed methods research skills, and experience with multidisciplinary collaboration are encouraged to apply.

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (associate rank), transcripts (for assistant rank upload as “other”) to  Direct inquiries to Dr. Rose Marie Ward,  Screening of applications will begin October 3, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

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