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The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona

Date Posted Mar. 7, 2018
University The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona
Department Health Promotion Sciences
Application Deadline Open till filled with a review date of 5/2/18
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Tucson, AZ
    United States
  • Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Services/Research & Policy
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Sciences - General

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at the University of Arizona (UA) invites applicants for a senior level faculty position in indigenous health in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences. The UA’s MEZCOPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). It is a rapidly growing and dynamic college and a member of the Association of Schools and programs of Public Health (ASPPH). We are dedicated to promoting the health of communities in the Southwest and globally with an emphasis on achieving health equity through excellence in education, research, and service. The College has active teaching, research, and service programs and is home to several prominent university centers, including the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, the CDC funded Arizona Prevention Research Center, the Western Regional Public Health Training Center, the Center for Rural Health, the Global Health Institute, among others. The College is also a vital partner in multi-college (Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Nursing) and trans-disciplinary centers that include the Arizona Cancer Center, Arizona Respiratory Center, the UA Center for the Elimination of Border Health Disparities, among others. The University of Arizona has a vibrant American Indian Studies Program, and has a strong history of indigenous health research, with several federal research projects that address Native American health, including a Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) and the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research. The university places a very high priority on Native American issues, with a University Office for Tribal Relations led by an Assistant Vice President who reports to the President.

Health Promotion Sciences engages the community to translate science into practice to inspire and change the world. The mission of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences is to collaborate with communities in the southwestern United States in developing innovative responses to health challenges, and translating best practices globally. In addition to an undergraduate public health degree program and the MPH, the Department offers two doctoral degree programs, a DrPH in Family and Child Health and a PhD in Health Behavior and Health Promotion. The Department has a diverse group of faculty members who engage in teaching, service and research in the many different areas of health promotion and disease prevention. To learn more about the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, please visit our website at:

We are seeking a well-established independent investigator whose interests complement those of our Department and College. Candidates with interests and research portfolios in public health issues that affect indigenous populations locally, nationally, or globally will be considered. The faculty member for this position will be expected to work collaboratively with other university departments, state, tribal, and local health departments and health agencies, and national/international health organizations. Skill and content expertise areas in indigenous health are open.

Competitive applicants must demonstrate academic credentials appropriate for the rank of associate/full professor (tenured or tenure earning), including a record of extramural funding and publications in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to maintaining a funded research program, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in indigenous health and to contribute to the research and service mission of the college.

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students.  The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

  • At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness

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Contact Information

  • Cecilia Rosales, M.D. Search Chair
    Health Promotion Sciences
    The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ


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