Associate Professor or Professor Health Disparities/ Health Equity Research

  • Florida International University
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Nov 18, 2019
Full time   Anthropology & Sociology Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences Social Work

Job Description

Florida International University is Miami's public research university. FIU is focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 35 programs in the top 100 in the nation among public universities, including 15 in the top 50. FIU is a top U.S. research university with more than $200 million in annual expenditures and is designated as an “Emerging Preeminent State Research University” by the Florida Board of Governors. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU's commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit

Job Information

Florida International University (FIU), located in Miami, FL, invites applicants for multiple tenured faculty positions in Minority Health/Health Disparities/Health Equity Research, to be hired at the Associate or Full Professor level. We are interested in established investigators with track records of extramural funding (NIH, CDC, and/or NSF), conducting research with underserved and underrepresented populations including racial and ethnic minorities, rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities. Applicants should have experience in mentorship and training of early career investigators, transdisciplinary collaboration, community partnership and engagement, and research dissemination. Investigators across all areas of health disparities research will be considered, including but not limited to the areas of substance use problems, HIV, environmental health disparities, disaster preparedness, cancer, aging, brain health, nicotine and tobacco, and/or violence.

This hiring initiative is part of FIU's NIMHD-funded Research Center in a Minority Institution Program. Home department appointments will be made based on candidates' areas of expertise and specialization. FIU has designated Health Disparities Research a preeminent focus for the University, and is committed to supporting and expanding Health Disparities/Health Equity research, scholarship, and mentorship at the University.

Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Responsibilities for this faculty position may include but are not limited to: collaborative and applied research with FIU-RCMI faculty and trainees conducting health disparities research (including assistance with grant applications and data analysis on funded grants); and methodological research leading to peer-reviewed publications and grant funding; and, teaching graduate courses and supervising of graduate and post-doctoral trainees.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD or MD with advanced training in public health or a social science discipline, including but not limited to social work, psychology, epidemiology, health services research, demography, economics, sociology, or anthropology.

Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to and excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and research, and skills in program building to facilitate scholarly exchange and research collaboration. An active program of scholarship and publication in health disparities and minority health is essential. For more senior scholars, a track record of winning large-scale extramural funded research is important; for more junior scholars, clear potential and prospects for attracting extramural funding are important.

Application Details

To apply, please go to and search Job Opening ID 519725 applications must include a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a list of at least (3) references with contact information as a single pdf file. Multiple positions are available and will remain open until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by November 22, 2019.


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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