University of Connecticut, Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy

Position ID:UConn-CHIP-497965 [#26442, 497965]
Position Title: Associate or Full Professor of Advanced Methodology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Health Behavior and Health Promotion
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/10/30, listed until 2024/02/25)
Position Description:    

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INTRODUCTION

The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for an advanced methodology tenured/tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level. InCHIP is a vibrant, University-wide, interdisciplinary institute that facilitates research partnerships and scientific advances in human health and well-being at several levels (e.g., individual, family, school, workplace, neighborhood, community, and policy). Topics of study include but are not limited to substance use, obesity, HIV/AIDS, mHealth and social media, school and child health, stigma, cancer prevention, medication adherence, health disparities, food policy, aging, global health, and mind-body health. InCHIP has faculty affiliates across many UConn colleges and campuses and houses four centers: the Center for Advancing Research, Methods, and Scholarship in Gun Injury Prevention, the Center for mHealth and Social Media, the Collaboratory on School and Child Health, and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health.

The successful candidate is expected to have an established, independent, extramurally-funded research program and expertise in one or more of the following areas: Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions, factorial designs, standard adaptive designs, micro-randomized trials, or intensive longitudinal data analysis (e.g., ecological momentary assessment) for ecological momentary intervention. The interdisciplinary nature of InCHIP is supported by having affiliated faculty members from different academic departments, thus we invite candidates from a broad range of academic disciplines and research areas to apply. This position will be housed in the academic department that best fits the individual’s research and teaching expertise. 

The successful candidate will collaborate with UConn faculty on grant-funded projects in the role of advanced methodologist and contribute to research and scholarship of InCHIP through extramural funding, high-quality publications, and national recognition via honors and awards. The successful candidate will also share a commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels and mentoring of students, postdoctoral research associates, and junior faculty in research and professional development.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Earned Ph.D. or equivalent in any field.
  • Methodological expertise in one or more of the following areas: Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions, factorial designs, standard adaptive designs, micro-randomized trials, or intensive longitudinal data analysis (e.g., ecological momentary assessment) for ecological momentary intervention.
  • Demonstrated record of external research funding.
  • Demonstrated record of peer-review publications in scientific journals and presentations at major conferences on topics related to advanced methodology.
  • Commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity through research and academic programs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Experience serving as a methodologist on large, federally funded grants or other large, externally funded projects related to health.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience teaching methodological coursework at the graduate level in one or more of the following areas: Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions, factorial designs, standard adaptive designs, micro-randomized trials, or intensive longitudinal data analysis (e.g., ecological momentary assessment) for ecological momentary intervention.
  • Documentation of teaching excellence.
  • Respect for multidisciplinary collaboration.

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2024. There is the opportunity to earn up to 3-months of summer salary, in addition to the 9-month base. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY 

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26442 and submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.)
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in research and instruction, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse populations and learning styles)
  • Contact information for three letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the Institute for Collaboration on Health Intervention and Policy (InCHIP) please visit InCHIP.uconn.edu.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
www.chip.uconn.edu
 
Institute for Collaboration for Health, Intervention, and Policy
University of Connecticut
2006 Hillside Road, Unit 1248
Storrs, CT 06269-1248