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Assistant Research Professor

Global Center for Applied Health Research at Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
$70,000 - $76,000, DOE; plus benefits
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Global Center for Applied Health Research (GCAHR) in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University invites applications for a full‐time, benefits‐eligible, non-tenure-track, 12‐month Assistant Research Professor position on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. The anticipated start date is August 2023.

Assistant Research Professors are fixed-term faculty members with the possibility of year-to-year employment at ASU based on continued excellent performance, the needs of the institution, and availability of funding.

GCAHR follows a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) orientation to research and applies a multi‐method approach to the development, adaptation, and testing of health interventions with the goal of influencing change in communities, systems, programs and policies. The Assistant Research Professor will collaborate on global translational research studies related to prevention, parenting, positive youth development, health disparities and health equity, and in‐country research methods capacity building. The primary tasks will include providing methodological support to the center’s international research studies, developing data collection protocols, training research partners in quantitative and qualitative data collection, directing and conducting data analysis, writing manuscripts, and developing and leading competitive grant applications. The Assistant Research Professor will serve as Associate Director of Research for the center.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field of study (e.g., social work, psychology, sociology, prevention science, public health),
  • Evidence of experience studying issues relating to health equity/health disparities, global health, prevention of chronic diseases, youth substance abuse prevention, cultural program adaptation and translational intervention research.
  • Demonstrated mastery of advanced quantitative analytical methods, epidemiological research expertise.
  • Demonstrated writing skills and a strong record of publications in peer review journals. Expertise in conducting community‐based youth substance abuse prevention and family intervention studies.
  • Experience in participating or leading research studies in Latin America, Spain and/or with Latinx communities in the US.
  • Demonstration and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Desired Qualifications

  • Two years of postdoctoral experience at a research center.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and cultural competency as well as working within broadly diverse international settings/populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak in Spanish.
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative data analysis.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and an ability to engage diverse research partners in collaborative projects.
  • Proficient in MPLUS and SPSS.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to travel independently abroad.

Application Deadline and Procedures:
To apply, visit Candidates will be asked to submit the following through their Interfolio Dossier. Complete applications must contain the following items:

  • Resume or Curriculum vitae
  • A statement no more than three (3) pages which includes the following:
    • Your interest in this position and your fit relative to the required and desired qualifications
    • A paragraph on your experience with health equity, prevention research or global health research
    • A paragraph summarizing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Information for three professional references (name, title, organization, e‐mail address, phone number). At least one reference needs to be a current and/or past supervisor.

Initial application deadline is February 6, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Arizona time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Inquiries concerning the search should be addressed to Christine McCaleb ( For information on current research projects, visit:

About ASU
The Watts College of Public Services and Community Solutions has a student body of over 7,122 undergraduate and graduate students, with over 57 percent students of color. (Insert School Initials) is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for Innovation for the seventh consecutive year, ahead of MIT (3) and Stanford (7), according to US News and World Reports. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve.

It is the policy of Arizona State University to provide equal opportunity through affirmative action in employment and educational programs and activities. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans and Armed Forces service medal veterans. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, transfers, university-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs.

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Arizona State University is a federal contractor and subject to federal regulations which may require you to produce a record of a COVID-19 vaccination. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

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