Associate/Full Professor, Indigenous Health (T/TE)

Position Details

Position Information

Title Associate/Full Professor, Indigenous Health (T/TE)
Department Health Promotion Sciences (4205)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at the University of Arizona (UA) invites applicants for a senior level faculty position in indigenous health in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences. The University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (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). 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 and has several important university centers, including the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, the Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, the CDC funded Arizona Prevention Research Center, the Western Regional Public Health Training Center, the Center for Rural Health, the Global Health Institute, among many others. The College is also a vital partner in multi-college (Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Nursing) and trans-disciplinary centers that include the Udall Center which specializes in issues related to environmental policy and Indigenous nations policy, the Arizona Cancer Center, Arizona Respiratory Center, the UA Center for the Elimination of Border Health Disparities, among others. The University of Arizona has vibrant American Indian Studies Program, and a strong history of indigenous health research, with several federal research projects that address Native American health, including a Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) and the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research.

The university places a very high priority on Native American issues, with a University Office for Tribal Relations, and an Assistant Vice President who reports to the President. The UA resides on the traditional territory of the Tohono O’odham people.

Health Promotion Sciences engages the community to translate science into practice to inspire and change the world. The mission of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences is to collaborate with communities in the southwestern United States in developing innovative responses to health challenges, and translating best practices globally. In addition to an undergraduate public health degree program and the MPH, the Department offers two doctoral degree programs, a DrPH in Family and Child Health, and a PhD in Health behavior and Health Promotion. The Department has a diverse group of faculty members who engage in teaching, service and research in the many different areas of health promotion and disease prevention. To learn more about the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, please visit our website at:

We are seeking a well-established independent investigator whose interests complement those of our Department and College. Candidates with interests and research portfolios in public health issues that affect indigenous populations locally, nationally, or globally will be considered. The faculty member for this position will be expected to work collaboratively with other university departments, state, tribal, and local health departments and health agencies, and national/international health organizations. Skill and content expertise areas in indigenous health are open.

Competitive applicants must demonstrate academic credentials appropriate for the rank of associate/full professor (tenured or tenure earning), including a record of extramural funding and publications in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to maintaining a funded research program, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in indigenous health and to contribute to the research and service mission of the college.

The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conduct and secure funding for independent research in indigenous health.
  • Teach and advise undergraduate, MPH, PhD, and DrPH students.
  • Provide continuing education and technical assistance to the indigenous health research and practice community.
  • Provide service to the Department, College, University, and the field.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Strong research skills.
  • Strong record of teaching, advising, and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Junior faculty mentoring skills.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD, DrPH, MD, or other terminal degrees.
  • Evidence of ability to secure research grants, and record of high quality research published in leading academic journals.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, evidenced by course evaluations, teaching awards, or other means.
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 F21331
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Cecilia Rosales, MD, Search Committee Chair or

Nicole Yuan, Ph.D., Search Co-Chair

Open Date 03/02/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 05/02/2018
Special Instructions Summary

Please also include your statement /philosophy regarding:
1. Service
2. Diversity

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
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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. * Do you have a PhD, DrPH, MD, or other terminal degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have evidence of ability to secure research grants, and record of high quality research published in leading academic journals?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated excellence in teaching, evidenced by course evaluations, teaching awards, or other means?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

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