Quantitative Methods in the Study of Families and Health and Family-Based Intervention and Evaluation

University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Science in Utah

Deadline October 01, 2014
Date Posted August 4, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

University of Utah - Tenured Faculty Positions

Families and Health across the Lifespan

 

As part of an interdisciplinary initiative, the University of Utah is seeking applicants for two tenured positions at the Associate or Full rank within a recently-established consortium to promote interdepartmental collaboration and research related to families and health across the life span (see http://csbs.utah.edu/health_family.php).  Positions will begin in July 2015.All candidates should have an established track record of extramural funding. Scholars with a focus on health disparities and families from diverse and underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

 

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 in health-related family processes.  Examples include familial/genetic predisposition to health problems, the interaction of familial and environmental factors affecting health outcomes, or social, psychological, public policy, or economic mechanisms affecting health that modify and are modified by family structure.  All scholars fitting this description, regardless of their current discipline, are welcome to apply.  However, the particular department for the hire (location of tenure and teaching responsibilities) will likely be Economics, Family & Consumer Studies, Health Promotion and Education, Psychology, or Sociology.  For inquiries about this position please contact search committee co-chairs Dr. Jonathan Butner (Jonathan.Butner@psych.utah.edu) or Dr. Ken Smith (Ken.Smith@fcs.utah.edu). 

Family-Based Intervention and Evaluation. We seek scholars who design and evaluate behavioral interventions (e.g., social marketing, clinical trials, personalized medicine) in light of family influences. Interventions may be aimed at preventing, diagnosing, treating, and/or managing disease, and evaluations can examine individual, family, and community effects. The ideal candidate will have expertise in the study of family relationships, including the influence of families on the effectiveness of health interventions. All scholars fitting this description, regardless of their current discipline, are welcome to apply.  However, the particular department for the hire (location of tenure and teaching responsibilities) will likely be Family and Preventive Medicine, Family and Consumer Studies, Health Promotion and Education, Psychology, or Sociology. For inquiries about this position please contact search committee co-chairs Dr. Robin Marcus (Robin.Marcus@hsc.utah.edu) or Dr. Rebecca Utz (Rebecca.Utz@soc.utah.edu). 

The consortium currently brings together faculty from 11 departments across 5 colleges, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the Utah Population Database.  Two additional hires are planned for 2016.  The consortium also connects scholars in the Primary Childrens and Families Research Center in the Huntsman Cancer Institute, the Utah Population Database, the College of Healths Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic for individuals with multiple chronic conditions, and the Child and Family Development Center in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies.

 

The University of Utah is a PAC-12 institution located in Salt Lake City, nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. With an enrollment of 31,000 students, it is Utahs flagship university. The university administration provides strong support for faculty research. The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the Universitys nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Please submit a letter detailing current research and teaching interests, a vita, representative reprints or preprints of publications, and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings. See postings PRN00897F (Intervention) and PRN00898F (Quantitative). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings