Friday, March 21, 2014
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health (SPH), Division of Community Health Sciences (CHS) and the UIC Center for Research on Health and Aging invite applications for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. This position is the lead position in a Chancellor-sponsored cluster hire initiative entitled “Health Promotion for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Older Adults” and will be actively involved in recruiting four additional tenure track faculty specializing in related research.
In addition to holding a faculty appointment in Community Health Sciences, the successful candidate will assume a leadership role in the Center for Research on Health and Aging (CRHA) in the Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP). CRHA is the campus-wide focal point for research on aging at UIC. Located in IHRP, CRHA interacts with a distinguished group of researchers who address complex questions about population health challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. CHRA seeks to understand and reduce racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in the prevalence and burdens of chronic disease among older adults. The Center has been home to three consecutively funded National Institute on Aging/NIH Roybal Centers for translation research and has been a national and international leader in the development, testing and translation of evidence-based health promotion programs for older adults. The person we seek will be expected to continue this work, build on it and be a strong advocate for the Center.