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Associate/Full Professor, Cardiovascular and Type 2 Diabetes Scientist (T/TE) (Phoenix, AZ)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Associate/Full Professor, Cardiovascular and Type 2 Diabetes Scientist (T/TE) (Phoenix, AZ)
Department Public Health Practice and Translational Research (4212)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice & Translational Research located in Phoenix, Arizona is seeking a dynamic, mid-career researcher with a focus on cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk (insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese populations) in youth and families. The Division has three educational programs: (1) Public Health Practice (PHP) and (2) Health Services Administration (HSA). 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 will be expected to develop an independent research program with peer-reviewed funding.

The UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (www.publichealth.arizona.edu) is the only nationally accredited college of public health in Arizona. It ranks in the top five for Hispanic and American Indian student enrollment and graduation among accredited schools of public health. The College of Public Health is a growing and dynamic college accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health and a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health. We are dedicated to promoting the health of communities in the southwest and globally with an emphasis on achieving health equity through excellence in education, research and service. The College has active teaching, research and service programs. The College is the home of several important programs and Centers including the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded, Arizona Prevention Research Center, the Arizona Public Health Training Center, the Western Region Public Health Training Center, The Center for American Indian Resilience, and the Global Health Institute. The College is also a vital partner in multi-college, transdisciplinary centers that include the Arizona Cancer Center and Arizona Respiratory Center, among others.

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!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Grow an independent research program in cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk with peer-reviewed funding.
  • Support the instructional efforts of the COPH through teaching and mentoring students.
  • Develop collaborations in research with key stakeholders in the Phoenix metropolitan area and beyond.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with others as a team member and team leader.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Advanced degree (PhD, DrPH, MD, or other relevant doctoral degree) in the science of metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular, Type 2 Diabetes or related chronic diseases (e.g. behavioral sciences, health promotion sciences, nutrition sciences, exercise sciences, epidemiology) or related discipline.
  • Experienced in grant writing, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at clinical or scientific meetings.
  • Success in obtaining external funding and strong publication record are needed for the rank of associate professor; demonstrated success in leading team science and/or administrative roles is necessary for rank of Full Professor.
Preferred Qualifications
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21284
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Cecilia Rosales
crosales@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 02/01/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/12/2018
Special Instructions Summary

In your statement of research interests, please give a brief outline of future plans.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, 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. 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.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * If requested, are you able to prove you have success in obtaining external funding and have a strong publication record and/or demonstrated success in leading team science or an administrative role?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess demonstrated experience in proposal writing, publications in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at clinical or scientific meetings?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have an advanced degree (PhD, DrPH, MD, or other relevant doctoral degree) in the science of metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular, Type 2 Diabetes and related chronic diseases (e.g. behavioral sciences, health promotion sciences, nutrition sciences, exercise sciences, epidemiology) or related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Research Interests
Optional Documents