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  • Opening Date: 2019-10-30
  • Job Opening Id: 519725
  • College/Division: Division of Research
  • Department: Community Based Rsch Institute

Job Information

Florida International University (FIU), located in Miami, FL, invites applicants for multiple tenured faculty positions in Minority Health/Health Disparities/Health Equity Research, to be hired at the Associate or Full Professor level.  We are interested in established investigators with track records of extramural funding (NIH, CDC, and/or NSF), conducting research with underserved and underrepresented populations including racial and ethnic minorities, rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities. Applicants should have experience in mentorship and training of early career investigators, transdisciplinary collaboration, community partnership and engagement, and research dissemination. Investigators across all areas of health disparities research will be considered, including but not limited to the areas of substance use problems, HIV, environmental health disparities, disaster preparedness, cancer, aging, brain health, nicotine and tobacco, and/or violence.

This hiring initiative is part of FIU’s NIMHD-funded Research Center in a Minority Institution Program. Home department appointments will be made based on candidates’ areas of expertise and specialization. FIU has designated Health Disparities Research a preeminent focus for the University, and is committed to supporting and expanding Health Disparities/Health Equity research, scholarship, and mentorship at the University. 

Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities for this faculty position may include but are not limited to: collaborative and applied research with FIU-RCMI faculty and trainees conducting health disparities research (including assistance with grant applications and data analysis on funded grants); and methodological research leading to peer-reviewed publications and grant funding; and, teaching graduate courses and supervising of graduate and post-doctoral trainees.To apply, please go to facultycareers.fiu.edu and search Job Opening ID 519725 applications must include a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a list of at least (3) references with contact information as a single pdf file. Multiple positions are available and will remain open until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 22, 2019.

Applicants should hold a PhD or MD with advanced training in public health or a social science discipline, including but not limited to social work, psychology, epidemiology, health services research, demography, economics, sociology, or anthropology.

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to and excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and research, and skills in program building to facilitate scholarly exchange and research collaboration. An active program of scholarship and publication in health disparities and minority health is essential. For more senior scholars, a track record of winning large-scale extramural funded research is important; for more junior scholars, clear potential and prospects for attracting extramural funding are important.

 

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

 

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

 

How To Apply

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications". 

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process.  It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

 

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/04/Campus_Security_Report__Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About FIU

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university. FIU is focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 35 programs in the top 100 in the nation among public universities, including 15 in the top 50. FIU is a top U.S. research university with more than $200 million in annual expenditures and is designated as an “Emerging Preeminent State Research University” by the Florida Board of Governors. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of  the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USAwith more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

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