The Department of Health and Human Physiology (HHP) at The University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Health Promotion with a focus in physical activity, sedentary behavior, and/or sleep. Candidates with strong research programs studying how these health behaviors at the individual, patient, practice or community levels can be used to treat and/or prevent major chronic diseases including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, obesity, hypertension, preeclampsia, diabetes, pulmonary disease, cancer, sarcopenia and neurological diseases are encouraged to apply. Current health promotion research areas in the department include physical activity, sedentary behavior, sleep, social determinants of health, behavioral interventions, obesity, cancer, cardiometabolic health, and maternal and child health. We seek to enhance our existing cross-disciplinary collaborations between Health Promotion and Human Physiology and build on our departmental research areas of strength. There are also outstanding opportunities for collaboration with faculty in the Colleges of Public Health, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Liberal Arts and Sciences. There are a large number of exceptional Institutes and Centers that facilitate collaboration and offer pilot funding opportunities, including the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center, Prevention Research Center for Rural Health, Native Center for Behavior Health, Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research and Training Center, Public Policy Center, Center for Health Policy and Research, Healthier Workforce Center of Excellence, and the Nutrition Center. Outstanding research space is available in the Department and clinical research infrastructure is available in the University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Science ( http://icts.uiowa.edu/ ).
The successful candidate will possess a record of peer-reviewed publications in high quality scientific journals and strong evidence of the potential to acquire external funding for research in any area of research listed above. The candidate will be expected to develop and sustain scholarly work at the University of Iowa yielding peer-reviewed scholarly productivity, obtain extramural funding for research, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advise students, direct MS and PhD theses, and conduct professional and collegiate service activities. A relevant terminal doctoral degree is required prior to start date and salary and start-up support will be highly competitive with other institutions. Position will begin August 17, 2022.
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University also supports the Dual Career Services, a unique service that helps spouses/partners of faculty candidates seeking employment in the greater Iowa City area: https://careers.uiowa.edu/dcs .
Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Kara Whitaker at firstname.lastname@example.org . Questions about the application process can be directed to Tiffany Schier, Departmental Administrator at email@example.com. Application must include 1) a brief letter of interest, 2) full curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, including summary of research accomplishments and future research plans (3 pages or less), 4) teaching philosophy (1 page), and 5) names and contact information of 3 individuals who will provide letters of recommendation if asked by search committee. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
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.