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Posting Summary: The Human Sciences Department of Tennessee State University invites applicants for a tenure-track 12-month Assistant/Associate Professor position as a Health Social Disparities Extension Specialist. This position will focus on the interdisciplinary approaches of addressing health and wellbeing issues that are exacerbated by systemic inequalities within society and found in the state of Tennessee. The position is 100% Extension. The position is responsible for the following: Design, implement and evaluate extension programming in the area of improving health and wellbeing especially in addressing issues that are influenced by societal disparities, cultural and personal norms and values, social and physical environments and policies that impacts decisions related to communities within the state of Tennessee. Collaborate with federal, state, and county agencies to form partnerships to broaden programming within the state of Tennessee. Assess the effectiveness and utility of equity initiatives being conducted within the State of Tennessee. Develop relationships within communities to assist with building partnerships that address the critical needs and inequities in our diverse communities that lead to healthy environments for people with a focus in underserved communities. Develop curricular and deliver training related to health equity and social justice with county agents as well as our University of Tennessee Extension partners. Generating peer-reviewed publications, develops appropriate educational materials (traditional and social media based) required. Engage in research and scholarship that addresses systemic barriers to health disparities and promotes equity in wellbeing. Ability to interpret and communicate research-based information to public and lay audiences. Ability to develop equity and inclusion educational and professional development programs that reflect current and relevant research and practices in a higher education setting; Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to use and adapt multiple computer and distance learning technologies. Obtain external funding for extension programming required. Collaborate with agriculture, 4-H and community development programs within the college as well as our partners within the southern region and other extension programs within the land grant system. Perform other departmental and college related duties as assigned. Ability and willingness to travel (must have a valid driver's license).
Internal Number: 220_56955
About Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University is committed to excellence and has been consistently listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade. Founded in 1912, TSU is a comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant institution in Nashville, Tennessee. The university has been served by seven presidents, including Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who is currently serving as our eighth president.TWO CAMPUSESOur Nashville home offers two locations—the 500-acre main campus nestles in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River, and the downtown Avon Williams campus sits near the center of Nashville’s business and government district.