Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Global Health, University of Iowa
University of Iowa
September 12, 2018
Iowa City, Iowa
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
The Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences (GSS) and the Global Health Studies Program (GHSP) at The University of Iowa invite applications for a tenure-track joint appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the area of global health. The ideal candidate should specialize in chronic or non-infectious health outcomes and employ a geographic lens to understand the complexities of human health. Applicants in the general area of global health may be interested in a variety of specialized research areas. For example, the successful candidate might conduct research in such topics as:
•Health impacts of environmental pollutants •Spatial patterns and processes of legal and illegal drug use •Geographical variation in genetic predictors of cancer •Application of informatics to large healthcare datasets •Geographies of aging •Spatial inequities in healthcare access •Social determinants of chronic disease (obesity, cardiovascular disease, stroke) •Designing healthy and sustainable cities
Successful candidates are expected to conduct cutting-edge research and work effectively in interdisciplinary teams that address significant real-world problems, playing a part in the GSS department’s and GHSP’s active role in collaborative research across campus. The successful candidate will also contribute to a broad-based geographic and global health curriculum through introductory to graduate level courses that fulfill requirements for degrees in global health, geography and related fields.
This appointment will begin August 21, 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geography or a related discipline in-hand by that date. Applicants should show promise for gaining external funding. A proven record of research and teaching excellence is expected as is the ability to complement existing GSS departmental strengths (e.g., infectious disease geography, resilience, vulnerability, sustainability, geographic information science) and GHSP strengths (political economy, gender & sexuality, histories of health). For further information, please see our web page describing this position at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/jobSearch/faculty/, requisition #73402.
The Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, the Global Health Studies Program and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Submit applications online at https://jobs.uiowa.edu (requisition #73402).The application should include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research interest, a statement of teaching interest, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission of reference information, references will receive directions by e-mail regarding the electronic submission of letters to the University of Iowa. Screening of applications begins November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Direct questions regarding this position to Dr. Margaret Carrel, margaret- email@example.com, 319-335-0154.
Internal Number: 73402
About University of Iowa
We live on a dynamic planet, one that is constantly changing in response to complex human and natural processes. Geographers study the interactions of people with each other and their environment to better understand these intricately related processes. At the University of Iowa, we conduct research and teach students about social and biophysical systems and the events that shape the world in which we live. Our focus is on understanding these dynamics with a special emphasis on human-environment interactions as well as the science and the technologies that are needed to analyze, model, and visualize geographic processes.
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