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Full/Associate/Assistant Professor in Indigenous Health (T/TE)
University of Arizona

Date Posted Jun. 19, 2019
Title Full/Associate/Assistant Professor in Indigenous Health (T/TE)
University University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, United States
Department Health Promotion Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • 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 full/associate/assistant level faculty position in Indigenous Health in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences. Candidates with interests and research portfolios in public health issues that affect Indigenous populations locally, nationally, or globally will be considered. Skill and content expertise in Indigenous health can be in diverse areas. However, we are particularly interested in candidates with research foci that complement those of our Department and College. Those interests include, but are not limited to, the following areas: childhood obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory health conditions, environmental health, mental health, substance abuse, violence/trauma, trauma-informed care, strengths-based interventions and resilience, integrative health, technology-based and m-Health interventions, and public health applications of artificial intelligence. The position is open to candidates who have expertise with different research including quantitative and qualitative methods, mixed methods, community-engaged research, youth participatory action research, and Indigenous methodologies. The faculty member for this position will be expected to work collaboratively with other university departments, state, tribal, and local health departments, health agencies, and national and global health organizations. We are especially interested in candidates who have a history of, or are interested in networking with and establishing partnerships with tribes, urban Indian health organizations, and Native organizations in Arizona.

The MEZCOPH and the UA place a very high priority on Indigenous research, outreach, and service in the Southwest, United States, and around the globe. In Arizona, there are 22 federally-recognized tribes and three urban Indian health organizations (Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff). The UA resides on the traditional territory of the Tohono O’odham people and Tucson shares geography with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. The UA has a University Office for Tribal Relations and an Assistant Vice President who sits on the President’s cabinet. The UA Strategic Plan for Native American Advancement and Tribal Engagement includes efforts to strengthen and develop collaborations among current academic units, programs, and tribes to enhance recruitment and retention of Native faculty and students, expand curricular offerings, and increase the proportion and impact of Native faculty and administrators. The UA has a Native Faculty group comprised of over 30 Indigenous scholars who either have faculty appointments or have the highest degree awarded in their field. The UA has a vibrant American Indian Studies Program and Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, and a strong history of Indigenous health research. The UA has several federal research projects that address Indigenous health, including a Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH), and the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research (CIEHR). The UA has multiple Native student groups including Native American Student Affairs and the American Indian and Indigenous Health Alliance student group that was founded by and is housed in MEZCOPH and is comprised of undergraduate and graduate Indigenous and allied students interested in human health from across campus. The UA is the top producer of Native doctoral degrees (2017 NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates). It was tied #1 in 2017.

The 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). To learn more about the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, please visit our website at:

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! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please go to

For a complete listing of position duties, qualifications and application portal, please go to: Review will begin June 25, 2019.

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

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