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Job Title: Visiting Research Scholar
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Organization: University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine
Posted: 3/19/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Gainesville,  FL    USA
Compensation: $75,000-$85,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Position Description: The position will focus on a national initiative that aims to effectively and sustainably bridge the arts and public health sectors. With the overarching goal of creating stronger and healthier communities through the arts, the project aims to accelerate the development of a field of arts in public health in a transparent and highly visible manner through strategic discovery, collaboration, translation, and dissemination.

Responsibilities: Lead a research team in designing, executing, and publishing two systematic reviews. Lead national working groups in developing field publications, including a white paper, a concept brief, and an evidence-based framework. Collaborate in the leadership and coordination of a national consortium of field professionals, as well as convening and professional development events.

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: MPH or comparable graduate degree; three years of research experience.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Public Health, Education, Communication or other related degree and five years of research experience including conducting systematic review or meta-analysis. Preference will also be given to candidates who have three years of experience in leadership in interdisciplinary project or team management; personal and/or professional experience in the arts; experience in health communication and experience in arts in health or arts in community health programming.

Organization Description: CENTER FOR ARTS IN MEDICINE: Housed in the College of the Arts, the Center for Arts in Medicine is committed to advancing research, education, and practice in the arts in healthcare, locally and globally. It is the mission of the Center to facilitate research, education, and training in the use of the arts to enhance the healing process, to further develop arts in healthcare as career options for artists and to promote art and creativity as catalysts for developing healthy lifestyles through local, regional, and global outreach. The Center provides a framework for interdisciplinary collaboration among University of Florida faculty and students, healthcare providers, clinical artists, and our local and global communities. The Center develops and effects interdisciplinary research studies, and educational curricula on all levels and serves as a national model for the arts in healthcare research, education, and training. The Center’s robust programing provides additional employment opportunities and supplemental income through research, study abroad, and summer training programs. The Center also provides degree programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level. MA and graduate certificates are available for graduate students in Arts in Medicine and Arts in Public Health. Undergraduate certificates are available in Arts in Medicine, Music in Medicine and Dance in Medicine. For more information, visit

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top ten best public universities in the nation in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools — the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

Closing Date: 5/15/2018
Desired Starting Date: 5/15/2018
Contact Name: Sarah McKune,  Visiting Research Scholar
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Web Address: us/job/506725/visiting-research-scholar
How to Apply: Application Deadline: Complete application materials should be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at us/job/506725/visiting-research-scholar. Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2018 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by the aforementioned date. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority. Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application; (2) a curriculum vita; and (3) names and contact information of three professional references. The application system will prompt the applicant for the names/emails of the references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time, including letters of reference.

Inquiries may be sent to chair of the search committee, Dr. Sarah McKune, at Please make subject line CAM Applicant Inquiry.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 4621 or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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