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Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Social & Behavioral Sciences
Job Number: R0104046
Organization: UNLV School of Community Health Sciences
Posted: 12/19/2017
Type: Academic - Tenure Track
Classification: Behavioral Science
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Las Vegas,  NV    USA
Compensation: Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions
Position Description: The UNLV School of Community Health Sciences is seeking an open rank full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member at rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor to join the growing Social and Behavioral Program within the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Community Health Sciences.

In particular, we are interested in an investigator who conducts health disparities research that adversely affects disadvantaged populations that include racial and ethnic minorities (African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander), rural populations, sexual and gender minorities. The candidate faculty member will support student matriculation, teach and collaboratively conduct research focused health disparities with expertise in one or more of the following areas: mental and behavioral health, health communication and/or aging.

The faculty member will have an established track record of research dissemination that includes local, regional and national presence at conferences, seminars, symposia and community outreach events. S/he will provide training and mentorship for students interested in health disparities research.

This faculty member will enhance the impact of health disparities research by creating collaborations and partnerships with community, social, clinical and translational health disparities research centers at local, state, national and global levels. The successful candidate will need to have a demonstrated track record in securing external grant awards from such agencies as the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Science Foundation and other funding agencies.

Qualifications: • Have earned a PhD, Dr.PH, or doctoral degree in health science related fields from a regionally accredited college or university. • Possess a track record of external research funding. • Have a strong scholarship and publication record in health disparities research as this research pertains to mental and behavioral health, health communication and/or aging. • Have a national reputation as a health disparities researcher as evidenced by a track record of peer reviewed published research and external grant support. • Have strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

Organization Description: The UNLV School of Community Health Sciences (SCHS) was established in 2004 and is dedicated to improving the health and well- being of people worldwide. The SCHS departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of Public Health.

The mission of the School of Community Health Sciences is to advance the science of public health, improve the health and quality of life of people in our communities, and work to eliminate health disparities in Nevada, the nation, and the world by providing leadership in quality education, research, and service. This mission statement also serves as the mission for all SCHS degree programs.

The vision of SCHS is to be a vibrant center of excellence for public health teaching, research, and community action and to be a magnet for state, national, and international students.

Closing Date: 3/19/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Francisco Sy,  Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Social & Behavioral Sciences
Contact Location: 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
Box 453064
Las Vegas   NV  89154
United States
Contact Location: 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy
  Box 453064
  Las Vegas   NV  89154
  United States
Contact Phone: 702-895-4243 
Contact Fax: 702-895-5184
Contact Email: francisco.sy@unlv.edu
Web Address:
How to Apply: Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin immediately. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Francisco Sy, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

Additional Information: Submit application online. For detailed information, see this link: https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNLV- External/job/UNLV1-Maryland-Campus/Social- and-Behavioral-Sciences-Health-Disparities-- Assistant-Associate-Full-Professor--School- of-Community-Health-Sciences--R0104046- _R0106689

Web Site Delete Date: 3/19/2018