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Job Title: Social & Behavioral Health, Assistant/Associate Professor
Job Number: R0113976
Organization: UNLV School of Community Health Sciences
Posted: 1/15/2019
Type: Full-Time
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 a tenure-track faculty member at rank of Assistant Professor or Associate 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 and Pacific Islander), low socio-economic status (SES) and rural populations, sexual and gender minorities. The candidate faculty member will support student matriculation, teach courses at both graduate and undergraduate level, and collaboratively conduct research focused on health disparities with expertise in one or more of the following areas: population health, mental and behavioral health, health communication, aging, substance abuse and chronic diseases. The faculty member is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in social and behavioral health as well as provide training and mentorship for students interested in interdisciplinary and collaborative health disparities research. The faculty member will have an established track record of research dissemination that includes local, regional and national presentations at conferences, seminars, symposia and community outreach events. This faculty member will enhance the impact of health disparities research by engaging 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 or potential for securing external grant awards from such agencies as the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Science Foundation and other funding agencies.

Qualifications: The successful candidate is expected to: • Have earned a PhD, Dr.PH, or doctoral degree in health education, social and behavioral health, public health or a health science related fields from a regionally accredited college or university. • Have experience teaching social and behavioral health courses, at both graduate and undergraduate level. • Have a commitment to mentoring students in both their coursework and research. • Have strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. • Possess an established record of external research funding support. • Have a strong scholarship and peer reviewed publication record. • Have experience in interdisciplinary research collaborations in health disparities.

Organization Description: UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:

Closing Date: 4/15/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Francisco Sy,  Social & Behavioral Health, Assistant/Associate Professor
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:
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 Apply online at: External/job/UNLV1-Maryland-Campus/Social--- Behavioral-Health--Assistant-Associate- Professor--UNLV-School-of-Community-Health- Sciences--R0113976-_R0113976

Additional Information: The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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