The University of Nevada, Reno, School of Public Heath seeks a social/behavioral public health scientist for a state-funded, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank starting in Fall 2023. We invite applicants from all social/behavioral public health subject matter areas to apply. This search is particularly interested in researchers focusing on aging or other topic areas that align with current SBH faculty research areas.
The successful applicant is expected to teach at all levels (undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses), develop and maintain an independent program of scholarship, contribute to the growth of the School of Public Health, and engage in University, community, and professional service.
- Earned doctorate (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in social/behavioral science or a closely related field, preferably from an accredited School of Public Health.
- Ability to develop and maintain an independent program of research, including ability to secure external research support.
- Demonstrated ability or potential to teach graduate and undergraduate students.
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures, as well as in a multidisciplinary environment.
- For the Associate Professor rank, the applicant must have established an independent research program and have experience in teaching graduate students.
Research Assistant Professor, 9-month
To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Academic Faculty (9 month). Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.
Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.
Perks of Working at UNR
- Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance
- Sick leave and life insurance – Faculty Benefits
- L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
- Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
- Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups
- Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate
- No state income tax!
Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees
The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Grants-in-Aid
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program
School of Public Health
The School offers PhD degrees in Public Health in Social Behavioral Health and Epidemiology; MPH degrees in Social Behavioral Health, Epidemiology, and Health Administration and Policy; the MS degree in Health Analytics and Biostatistics, and Kinesiology; and BS degrees in Public Health and Kinesiology. For more information, please visit: School of Public Health | University of Nevada, Reno (unr.edu)
Margo Grubic, Search Coordinator
Attach the following attachments to your application
2) Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three Professional References
4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.
5) Teaching philosophy
6) Statement of research interests
Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 7th, 2023.
Posting Close Time
This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.
Posting Close Date
Note to Applicant
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.
Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.
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