The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice & Translational Research located in Phoenix, Arizona is seeking to hire a dynamic researcher with a focus on childhood obesity.
We are looking for a mid-career/senior researcher to conduct interdisciplinary research that contributes to the evidence base needed to inform successful childhood obesity prevention programs that can then be disseminated to public health and clinical practice audiences. The successful candidate will have experience in any of the following areas: preventive interventions; attention to biology, behavior, and family relationships; medical and community partnerships; and/or real time ecological momentary assessment of health via data from sensors, accelerometers, and smartphone technology.
Applicants must possess an outstanding record of research accomplishments and a strong commitment to teaching, research and service. Applicants for the professor position must demonstrate a high record of productivity, funding and leadership. Successful candidates will have duties that include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, developing and maintaining robust programs of research and scholarship, and service to their department and the MEZCOPH and UAHS. We seek highly collaborative applicants with strong technical vision and a focus on emerging 21st century technologies and challenges.
The Division has four educational programs: (1) Public Health Practice (PHP) and (2) Health Services Administration (HSA) and Clinical Leadership (MD/MPH). It also offers an MPH degree in Health Services Administration online. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with epidemiologists, biostatisticians, geneticists, endocrinologist, and clinicians in the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in Phoenix and Tucson and College of Medicine Phoenix, among other health science colleges (Pharmacy, Nursing). In addition, there is an opportunity to collaborate with numerous community partners and collaborators at the Arizona Department of Health Services to advance programming in cardiovascular and diabetes prevention. Importantly, this position will build on the health disparities efforts across the state with an emphasis on our catchment populations including Hispanic/Latinos and Native Americans. Previous research experience, history of successful peer-reviewed grant funding, and a relevant publication record are required. The candidate is expected to develop an independent research program with peer-reviewed funding.
For a detailed description and application instructions, please go to : https://uacareers.com/postings/39287. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; 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!