Florida International University — Full Professor, Global and Sociocultural Studies

Qualified candidates are REQUIRED to apply to Job Opening ID 516040 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and submit by email attachment a cover letter and curriculum vitae to gss@fiu.edu. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 5th, 2018. Review will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies (GSS) at Florida International University invites applications for a senior social scientist (discipline open) in the area of health and society, to join the faculty at the rank of Professor, beginning in Spring, 2019. GSS is located within FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, and brings together faculty from anthropology, geography, sociology, and other social sciences that address themselves to the central mission of the department (see departmental web page here: https://gss.fiu.edu).

The successful candidate, while hired into GSS, will also collaborate closely with FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), a federally funded “emerging preeminent” program and a National Resource Center on Latin America, which promotes linkages across the Americas through high quality research and education. The ideal candidate will launch and co-direct the Institute for Health and Society in the Americas (IHSA), which will be housed within LACC and focused on policy relevant social science research on health within the LAC region and among diasporic populations. While specializing in social science perspectives on health, a key mission of the IHSA is to establish linkages across the university with departments and research centers from the health sciences and elsewhere, such as the Robert Stempel School of Public Health & Social Work, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, and the Global Health Consortium.

The ideal candidate will have an active and demonstrable research agenda and successful grant portfolio related to several of the following topical areas, with a regional emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean: critical analysis, global health policy, HIV/AIDS, gender and sexuality, transgender health, interpersonal and structural violence, research methods, health systems research, and post-disaster recovery and resilience. Applicants should have demonstrated administrative experience, background in teaching and mentoring within interdisciplinary doctoral programs and involving junior scholars in collaborative research teams, and should be able to contribute to GSS’s curriculum in the focus area of Identities & Inequalities. A deep understanding and experience with the National Institutes of Health and other federal and private funding agencies, including a successful record of federal grant funding, is strongly desired. A Ph.D. in a social science discipline is required.