Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Families and Health across the Lifespan

As part of an interdisciplinary cluster hire, the University of Utah is seeking applicants for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions (open-rank) related to how the family system can be utilized to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families. Scholars will engage with a consortium that currently brings together faculty from 11 departments across 5 colleges. See http://www.utah.edu/faculty/c-fahr/. Positions will begin in July 2016.

All candidates should have an excellent and sustained record of research, a demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding, teaching interests in the area, and experience in working across disciplines commensurate with their career stage. Faculty appointments will be affiliated with one or more of the following departments and/or programs: Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Family and Consumer Studies, Family and Preventive Medicine, Health Kinesiology and Recreation, Geography, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, and Huntsman Cancer Institute.

We anticipate at least three new hires with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

Quantitative Methods in the Study of Families and Health. Preferred emphases include statistical modeling of longitudinal data structures related to familial, life span, historical, or dyadic processes. Candidates must also have substantive research interests related to families and health (e.g., familial/genetic, social, psychological, communication, public policy, or economic mechanisms influencing health).

Family-Based Intervention and/or Dissemination and Implementation. Scholars who design, evaluate, implement, and/or disseminate family-based behavioral interventions related to health (e.g., improving family communication, clinical trials, health-care delivery, precision medicine, cost effectiveness).

Social Networks and Health. Scholars who have expertise in modeling social network processes (e.g., formation, diversity, or contagion in the context of the development or maintenance of physical health problems; diffusion and adoption of health-related information and behavior within and outside of family systems).

Diverse Families, Culture, and Social Determinants. Scholars devoted to studying how the health of families (beliefs, practices, needs, preferences, outcomes) is affected by their cultural, ecological, and economic contexts. Topics of particular interest include minority health, diverse family structures, global health, and understanding the mechanisms underlying socio-cultural differences in family health, including expertise with historically under-served and marginalized groups and/or rural populations.

The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. With an enrollment of 31,000 students, it is Utah’s flagship university and provides strong support for faculty research. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see: http://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/.

Using the online application system http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/43831. Please submit a letter detailing the position(s) that you are interested in and your preferred home department(s). In addition, applicants should provide a CV, statements of research and teaching interests that address their experience and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and representative reprints or preprints of publications. Applicants should provide letters or the names, institutions, and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015. Positions open until filled. For inquiries, please contact Rebecca Utz (Rebecca.Utz@soc.utah.edu) or Cindy Berg (Cynthia.Berg@psych.utah.edu).