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Teaching Assistant Professor in Community Health (Non-Tenure-Track)

Employer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
College of Applied Health Sciences
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Teaching Assistant Professor in Community Health (Non-Tenure-Track)

Description

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (http://illinois.edu) and the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health (http://kch.illinois.edu/) are searching for an outstanding candidate for a nine-month, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor in Community Health. A strong candidate is expected to teach and develop a wide variety of needed courses for graduate and undergraduate students. Areas of teaching interest include health policy, epidemiology, health disparities, public health research methods, public health practice, and health administration. Ability to teach quantitative and aging related courses is highly desirable. There are also some research and teaching expectations.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Qualifications

The successful candidate should have a doctoral degree in community health, public health, health administration, or a related field. Candidates with strong public health backgrounds are preferred. Demonstrated excellence in college or university-level teaching is desired. Interest and experience in research, curriculum development, current educational technologies, and a strong desire to create new and innovative course materials will enhance an application. Experience collaborating with communities on public health initiatives is desirable. The committee strongly encourages applications from women and persons from historically underrepresented groups.

General Information

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health (KCH, http://kch.illinois.edu): The mission of the Department is to advance and disseminate knowledge related to health, rehabilitation, and human movement using an interdisciplinary approach. KCH hosts a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff (https://ahs.illinois.edu/kch-directory-update) working and learning in a collegial and collaborative environment. KCH offers BS degrees in Community Health, Interdisciplinary Health, and Kinesiology; MS and PhD degrees in Community Health and Kinesiology; an MPH degree, an MS in Health Administration, and an MS in Health Technology.

The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS, https://ahs.illinois.edu): The mission of AHS is to promote culturally relevant individual and community health and well-being across the lifespan, facilitate optimal living with disability, and foster the development of livable communities in a diverse society through learning, discovery, and engagement. The College has three academic departments: Kinesiology and Community Health (http://kch.illinois.edu); Recreation, Sport & Tourism (http://rst.illinois.edu); and Speech & Hearing Science (http://shs.illinois.edu). Each department is highly ranked in national surveys. Within AHS are also the Center on Health, Aging and Disability (CHAD); the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES); and the Chez Veterans Center. The College is actively involved in discovery and engagement with the Carle Foundation Hospital, OSF Health System, Mayo Clinics, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the University's Engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI), the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Cancer Center of Illinois, the Personalized Nutrition Initiative, the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Discovery Partners Institute, and the Family Resiliency Center, and many more.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, http://illinois.edu): Established in 1867, UIUC is a land-grant, Research 1 institution that has established an international reputation as an educational community ideally suited for excellence in scholarship and research across the academic spectrum. In addition to being one of the highest ranked public research universities in the country (#15 by US News and World Report), the University of Illinois is, simply, a great place to work. The University is home to internationally recognized facilities and interdisciplinary programs including: Institute for Genomic Biology (www.igb.illinois.edu), Beckman Institute (www.beckman.illinois.edu), W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics (www.biotech.uiuc.edu/centers/Keck/), National Center for Supercomputing Applications (www.ncsa.illinois.edu), Division of Nutritional Sciences (http://nutrsci.illinois.edu), Neuroscience Program (http://neuroscience.illinois.edu), to name a few. With an undergraduate enrollment of 34,559 and a graduate enrollment of over 20,000 students in more than 100 disciplines, Illinois is among the top five universities in the country in the number of earned doctorates awarded each year. The quality of our students is very high. We are leaders in technology and our employee and alumni innovations have been extraordinary. YouTube, Netscape, medical MRI screening, the LED, and the plasma screen used in televisions and computers are just a few discoveries created by our faculty and alumni. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UIUC led all universities with a novel and aggressive non-invasive saliva testing program which served as a model for the country. The University of Illinois offers generous employee benefits including health insurance and retirement programs. In addition, we also offer our employees tuition waivers and other development opportunities for personal and professional growth, including a Dual Career Academic Couples Hiring Program. We value our employees and seek to foster an inclusive workplace.

The Champaign-Urbana Community: Home of the University of Illinois flagship campus, Champaign-Urbana (http://ci.champaign.il.us/about-champaign) is a ‘micro-urban' community (http://www.micro-urbanist.com) with a population of ~226,000 in the metro area located in east central Illinois. It is conveniently located between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and has its own airport and train service. Combining natural Midwest beauty and cultural resources typically found in much larger metropolitan areas, Champaign-Urbana is friendly, livable, easy to navigate, affordable and has an excellent public-school system. There is a ‘work-life' balance here that gives faculty ample time for both scholarship and family pursuits devoid of the hassles of large city life. The average commute time is less than 15 minutes. The Champaign-Urbana area offers a range of businesses, recreation, and culture unmatched by other communities its size, due in large part to the presence of the University of Illinois. Whether you're looking to raise a family, enjoy the outdoors, partake in a variety of cultural activities, enjoy the excitement of Big Ten sports, or become part of the University of Illinois community, Champaign-Urbana has something to offer you.

Salary

Compensation will be commensurate with the applicant's experience.

Application Process

To apply, create a candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and select the position for which you are applying (College of Applied Health Sciences: Teaching Assistant Professor in Community Health (Non-Tenure-Track) (Job ID #157936); then upload all required documents, including:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement (up to 2 pages)
  • A list of names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers for at least three references.

To ensure full consideration, please complete your application by January 14, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately afterwards. The anticipated starting date is August 15, 2022.

For additional information, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Robyn Gobin at (217) 265-0726 or rgobin@illinois.edu.

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

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