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Job Title: Assistant Professor / Associate Professor /Professor / Director of Health Dispar
Job Number: R0141619
Organization: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Posted: 4/8/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Las Vegas,  NV    USA
Compensation: Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.
Position Description: The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of Health Disparities Research Initiative through the Academic Health Initiative. This is a 12- month, tenure track position at the open rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor or Professor in the School of Public Health. ROLE of the POSITION The School of Public Health is seeking a full-time open-rank faculty member / Director for the Health Disparities Research Initiative. The initiative spans several schools and colleges at the University through the Academic Health Initiative and is designed to foster interdisciplinary research and collaboration in health disparities research. The university-wide health disparities research initiative will increase the impact of research on health disparities at local, state, national and global levels, and strive to achieve targeted metrics including external federal grant funding for a health disparities research program. This position will promote health equity by facilitating collaborative research, education, and training opportunities in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, social science and health policy disciplines addressing racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, sexual gender minorities (SGM), and other disparities in health and healthcare. In particular, we are interested in an investigator who conducts health disparities research in chronic or infectious diseases that adversely affect disadvantaged populations that include racial and ethnic minorities (African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or rural populations). While excellence in research is the most important criteria for a successful candidate, successful programs of research might include, but are not limited to, prevention and management of diabetes and obesity in minorities, cancer detection and intervention among minority populations, identification and prevention of specific types of cancer known to be at high risk for specific minority groups (e.g., prostate and breast cancer among African Americans, stomach cancer among Asian Americans), research on differential access to care, and health policy research. This position will facilitate and conduct university-wide research on health disparities through interdisciplinary research. S/he will disseminate research outcomes at conferences, seminars, symposia and community outreach events. S/he will provide training and mentorship for junior faculty, fellows, and 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 as well as other entities throughout the state. Finally, driven by external awards, but also partially supported by State funds, the health disparities research team will be integrated with key graduate programs, support dozens of Graduate Research Assistants, and integrate research faculty and postdoctoral scholars as appropriate. There is the potential for this research team to evolve into a recognized university-wide Institute. 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, the National Science Foundation and/or other agencies.

Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR • Have earned a PhD, or doctoral degree in health science related fields from a regionally accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). • Demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. • Credentials must be obtained prior to the start date. • Evidence of high-quality scholarly activity and extramural funding ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR • Have earned a PhD, or doctoral degree in health science related fields from a regionally accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). • Demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. • Be regionally or nationally recognized as an expert in the area of health disparities • Have strong evidence of scholarly activity and extramural funding commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor. PROFESSOR • Have earned a PhD, or doctoral degree in health science related fields from a regionally accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). • Possess a strong record of external research funding from NIH and other funding agencies. • Have a strong scholarship and publication record in health disparities research as this research pertains to disease prevention, disease management, healthcare access, or health policy. • Have a national reputation as a health disparities researcher as evidenced by a record of peer reviewed published research and external grant support. • A record of utilizing creative leadership and promoting interdisciplinary research collaboration. In this endeavor the candidate will need to work across Schools and Colleges at the University so as to secure support for the faculty hires that will be supported by the Health Disparities Research Initiative. • Demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. • Must have a strong record of interdisciplinary research with diverse audiences and populations

Organization Description: PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree- granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. 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. Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada. For more information, visit us online at: http://www.unlv.edu.

PROFILE OF THE SCHOOL The UNLV School of Public Health (SPH) was established in 2004. It is the first CEPH- accredited School of Public Health in Nevada. It is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. The SPH 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.

PROFILE OF THE ACADEMIC HEALTH INITIATIVE The UNLV Academic Health Initiative (AHI) was established in 2018 and is dedicated to caring for the Las Vegas community and beyond. The AHI includes the UNLV schools of medicine, public health, nursing, dental medicine, integrated health and behavioral and mental health programs dispersed throughout the university. The AHI was formed to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders in the health professions.

Closing Date: 7/8/2024
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Shawn Gerstenberger,  Assistant Professor / Associate Professor /Professor / Director of Health Dispar
Contact Location: 4700 S. Maryland Pkwy
Suite 335
Las Vegas   NV  89119
USA
Contact Location: 4700 S. Maryland Pkwy
  Suite 335
  Las Vegas   NV  89119
  USA
Contact Phone: 702-895-5090 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: shawn.gerstenberger@unlv.edu
Web Address: http://www.unlv.edu.
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. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

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 Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.

Additional Information: BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV • Competitive total rewards package including: o Paid time off, sick leave, and holidays o Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision o Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs • No state income tax • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents

PERKS • Employee recognition and appreciation programs • Connect with colleagues with shared interests • Personal and professional development opportunities • UNLV athletics ticket discounts • Statewide employee purchase program discounts • RebelCard discounts on and off campus • Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost • Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles

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