FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   Miami, FL   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 8, 2024
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Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.


The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work’s mission is to improve health, health equity, and the wellbeing of local, national, and global populations through education, research, and partnerships that are innovative and transformative. The college’s academic disciplines—public health, dietetics and nutrition, social work, and disaster preparedness—are advancing research and practices to realize this mission, bringing students and faculty to the forefront of their fields. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the college ranks No. 12 in the nation for public health schools at public universities receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. In its 2024-2025 Graduate Program Rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranked Stempel College’s School of Public Health at No. 35 among all public universities and No. 59 amongst 213 schools and programs in the U.S. Uniquely located in Miami, Florida, at the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, Stempel College faculty are working daily to solve complex health and social welfare problems affecting underserved populations, including environmental health issues, brain health, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health outcomes, and global health/racial/ethnic disparities.

The Department of Global Health has an overarching vision to enable global and national health equities by fostering interdisciplinary science and integrative education (https://stempel.fiu.edu/academics/public-health/disciplines/global-health/index.html). The department is also home to the Global Health Consortium (ghc.fiu.edu, a collaborative platform focused on coordinating regional scientific engagements in the Latin American region) and works closely with the new FIU Population Health Initiative (PHI, which aims to develop local community-based solutions to reduce health inequities in tackling key health challenges faced by multiethnic populations in South Florida). 

The key scientific pillars of the department of global health include a) to investigate how climate and environment impact major non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in diverse global settings and population subgroups, b) to characterize how social, biological, and behavioral factors drive health inequities, and c) to apply global implementation research to bridge the global gap between etiological evidence and policy translation.

Key qualifications

As a part of key strategic hire, the Department of Global Health seeks to recruit a global health leader to serve as a tenure/tenure-earning faculty member, at associate or assistant professor levels, in Global Health or Global Implementation Science. We welcome applications from candidates with experience in implementation science research, nationally in the US or globally, in one or more of the following areas: (a) Global health, (b) Chronic NCDs, e.g., cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer prevention and control, (c) Child and adolescent health, (d) Communicable diseases, and (e) methodologic areas such as: Health care delivery or health services research. The selected candidate will have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline, including but not limited to epidemiology, public health or implementation science. They will have a strong track record of collaboration and an excellent publication record and/or relevant grant funding; experience in conducting relevant interdisciplinary research in diverse settings; and a commitment to providing high-quality teaching and maintaining respectful working relationships.

Key responsibilities

The selected candidate will be given the opportunity to participate in ongoing research with multidisciplinary researchers and will be expected to develop and maintain an original, creative, and independent research program with evidence of high quality and productivity. This requires publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals and demonstrating the potential for successful submission and management of investigator-initiated grant proposals. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the educational mission of the College and the Department through teaching and advising Master and Doctoral students.

Salary Commensurate with education and experience.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 532325 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/ and attach letter of application, including a statement of current and future research interests, curriculum vitae, sample publications; and if available sample grant applications and teaching evaluations – as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references who will be contacted upon as determined by the search committee. Applications’ review will commence on July 5, 2024, and the review will continue until position is filled. For inquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search & Screen Committee, Dr. Zoran Bursac (email: zbursac@fiu.edu).

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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