Professor & Head, Department of Community and Behavioral Health
University of Iowa, College of Public Health
The University of Iowa, College of Public Health seeks a dedicated and experienced leader for the Head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health (CBH). The Head will be appointed at the level of Professor with Tenure and will report to the Dean. The Head of CBH will:
Recruit and retain excellent and diverse faculty, and provide strong and effective mentorship;
Lead innovation in curriculum and educational programs;
Foster a supportive, collaborative, and inclusive learning and research environment for faculty, staff and students;
Provide effective management of the Department's overall budget;
Ensure compliance with collegiate, university, state, and federal policies related to grant funding, legislative, and academic policies;
Serve as a member of the collegiate leadership team that guides the strategic initiatives and resources to allow the college to meet its mission, vision, and goals; and
Maintain an active scholarship portfolio, including external funding and peer-reviewed publications.
The College of Public Health is nationally ranked among the top 10 in publicly supported schools of public health and has a diverse research portfolio. The college and its five departments offer a rich environment in interdisciplinary research and faculty engagement. CBH has 10 primary faculty, 34 students and $5.2 million in research funding, and offers MPH and PhD degrees in community and behavioral health. The Department advances teaching, research, and practice in four strategic areas: 1) rural health; 2) community engagement and participation; 3) theory-based, culturally informed intervention; and 4) social justice and health equity. CBH faculty and staff excel in developing, evaluating, and disseminating evidence-based practices including community-level interventions. The Department is home to multiple research centers and has research funding through NIH, CDC, State of Iowa, foundations and corporate entities. Departmental faculty enjoy strong collaborative relationships across campus and have well-established working relationships with organizations and communities across Iowa, throughout the U.S. and internationally. Further information about the Department can be found at: https://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/cbh/
Candidates will submit applications online at jobs@uiowa73787 . Inquiries regarding the position can be made to Dr. Peter S. Thorne, the Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a letter outlining interest and relevant experience and curriculum vitae. Candidates should also provide a statement identifying how their past and / or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion will advance the University of Iowa's commitment to inclusive excellence.
The University of Iowa is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to "Build a Career | Build a Life." For more information about local work / life resources, including dual-career support, please see: http://worklife.uiowa.edu .
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.