Assistant, Associate or Full Research Professor

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 122021
Title: Open Rank Research Professor
Functional Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Research Professor
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Assistant, Associate and Full Research Professor
The Department of Behavioral and Community Health in the School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park ( invites applications for Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor positions.

Successful candidates are expected to have external funding to support a significant portion of their salary with supplemental funding available for teaching, advising, administrative, and/or service responsibilities coming from the department. The Department and School offer opportunities for collaboration with a multidisciplinary faculty and within focused areas (e.g., Center for Health Literacy). Additional research opportunities are enabled by partnerships with universities and organizations throughout the Baltimore-Washington region, such as the National Institutes of Health, DHHS, University of Maryland-Baltimore, and Johns Hopkins University.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications: Candidates for the position should possess a doctoral degree relevant to the social and behavioral sciences, community health, and/or health communication. Degrees may be in public health or one of the fields associated with public health. Post-doctoral experience is desired and a history of extramural funding is required. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of a sustainable and focused research program and a strong publication record. Evidence of teaching, advising, and mentorship experience is desirable. Candidates who complement ongoing areas of research (e.g., tobacco use, substance abuse, risk behaviors in emerging adults, cancer control, health disparities, impaired driving) or who have a high level of expertise in related skills or topics (e.g., social network analysis, instrument development, community interventions, health communication, health literacy), are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: A successful candidate will be expected to: develop and maintain a nationally-recognized and externally-funded program of original research and teach and mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students. Specific job duties will be negotiated with the candidate.

Salary: Negotiable, depending upon experience; start-up funds competitive.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Salary: Negotiable, depending upon experience; start-up funds competitive.

Applications: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must apply electronically to specifying title: Open Rank Position Number 122021 listed under the faculty section. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should include the following: 1) cover letter describing qualifications and experience and why this position would be of interest, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research focus including current and planned research and funding, 4) a statement of teaching experience and interest, and 5) names of three individuals and contact information who can provide references (to be contacted only with candidate’s approval), and 6) copies of three significant publications.

Posting Date: 05/26/2016
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 06/30/2016
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  5. List of References (no emails sent from system)
  6. Supplemental Document 1
  7. Supplemental Document 2
  8. Supplemental Document 3
Optional Documents

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