The chief purpose of this position is to seek a health sciences assistant professor specializing in health, wellness and disease and their relationship to the social determinants of health among Latinos/Latinas in the United States. Preferred secondary specializations include health services research (quantitative and/or qualitative), program planning, implementation and evaluation, health literacy, health disparities and the impact of migration and globalization on health status, access to care, and health outcomes.
1. Teaching: Teaching responsibilities will include courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in their area of research specialization, along with providing support to the program’s core curriculum. Interest and ability to teach in our graduate programs will be preferred.
2. Research: The successful candidate will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.
3. Service: Candidates will be expected to foster the professional skills of our students in becoming effective communicators within Spanish-speaking communities in order to enhance health literacy, adherence to prevention and/or treatment plans and the overall quality of life in immigrant Latino/Latina communities. Meet service expectations of the department, school, university, community and profession
4. Clinical: N/A
Earned PhD Degree in Health Science, Public Health or a related field by August 2018; and a record of or demonstrable potential for excellence in scholarship. Faculty member must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Native or near native proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
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