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Zuckerman Family Endowed Chair and Director, Zuckerman Family Center for Prevention and Health Promotion
The University of Arizona

Date Posted Jan. 18, 2023
Title Zuckerman Family Endowed Chair and Director, Zuckerman Family Center for Prevention and Health Promotion
University The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, United States
Department Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Endowed/Distinguished Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Sciences - General

Tenured Professor, Zuckerman Family Endowed Chair and Director, Zuckerman Family Center for Prevention and Health Promotion


The University of Arizona invites applications for the position of Tenured Professor, Zuckerman Family Endowed Chair and Director, Zuckerman Family Center for Prevention and Health Promotion. The faculty member will serve as the Director of the Zuckerman Family Center for Prevention & Health Promotion (ZFCPHP), Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at the University of Arizona (UArizona). The selected candidate will provide leadership to the ZFCPHP, setting the mission, vision and corresponding activities of this university center while also serving as the Zuckerman Endowed Chair in Health Promotion Sciences (HPS) and supporting the research, teaching, and service missions of the Department. This position reports to the Department Chair and the Dean of the MEZCOPH.

We are seeking an exceptional community-oriented researcher and service leader with established expertise in health promotion and wellness, broadly defined. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated ability to lead a productive and collaborative funded research program, and strategically advance community impact through visionary community outreach while also demonstrating teaching excellence within the university setting. At UArizona, we value our inclusive climate, and we seek individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and communities.

The ZFCPHP has been in operation for over 16 years. Its overarching mission is to support community wellness efforts aimed at improving health and reducing disease risk in Tucson and Southern Arizona. To learn more about ZFCPHP, please see our website: The successful candidate is expected to lead the ZFCPHP and service the department in all aspects of academic activities.

The UArizona is a land grant university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) situated in the desert Southwest along the US-Mexico Border with among the largest proportion of Hispanic/Latinos and American Indians in the US. The environment and diverse populations present unique opportunities to work in a variety of governmental and non-governmental settings including the local, county, and state departments of health, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, and community health centers. There are exciting opportunities to collaborate with departments and centers across campus including those focused on basic and applied research in cancer, toxicology, engineering, environmental science, population and ethnic studies, and life sciences. The HPS 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.

MEZCOPH is currently the only nationally accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona. The College offers tremendous opportunities regarding educating future public health leaders with state-of-the-art classrooms, research, and community involvement thanks to a locale rich in history, research opportunities, and university academic resources. The College is home to the ZFCPHP, Applied Public Health Policy Institute, the CDC funded Arizona Prevention Research Centers, the Western Region Public Health Training Center, the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research, the Environment, Exposure Science and Risk Assessment Center, the Center for Health Disparities Research, the Center for Rural Health, the Global Health Institute, Center for Firefighter Health Collaborative Research, Western Mining Safety and Health Resource Training Center, and the Nosotros Program. MEZCOPH also partners with the Institute for LGBTQ+ Studies and other University-wide Centers/Institutes. The College values diversity and inclusion, including contributing to the UArizona’s Excellence as a HSI and as the top doctorate-granting institution for American Indian or Alaska Native students. The College itself ranks among the top five nationally in American Indian and Latina/o graduates and students.

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! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please see

Just 60 miles from the Mexican border, Tucson is a vibrant, inclusive, urban environment with world class cuisine and a lively art scene. Located in the lush Sonoran Desert, famous for its monumental cacti and stunning sunsets, Tucson is surrounded by mountains reaching over 9000 feet enabling outdoor adventures of all sorts, including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and even skiing. Tucson is easy to get around and is consistently rated as one of the top bicycling cities in the nation.

Review of candidates begins March 1, 2023. For a detailed position description and application instructions at:


    Diversity Statement:

    At the UArizona, 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 and we do not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. 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. More information on diversity is on our webpage

    The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA - M/W/D/V Employer.


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Contact Information

  • Cynthia Thomson, Professor and Search Chair
    Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
    The University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ


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