Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work


Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. 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 www.fiu.edu.

The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University, ranked by US News & World Report among the top 50 public university schools of public health and 78 out of 177 total schools of public health, is accepting applications for a tenure-earning Associate/Full Professor/Department Chair position in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Stempel College seeks a dynamic leader to advance FIU’s vision of being Worlds Ahead in teaching, research and service. The Chair should encourage and enable faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and PhD students to compete successfully for extramural research funding in collaboration with other units and investigators within and outside of Stempel College. The department currently offers Master of Public Health in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Ph.D. in Public Health with concentrations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention or Health Disparities. Current departmental research includes community-based research with underserved populations on problems of health equity, substance abuse, HIV prevention, and mental health outcomes. The faculty also engages in collaborative research activities with the scientists within and outside of FIU. Candidates with broad experience in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and expertise in addressing aging, health equity and health disparities, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic disease outcome prevention are preferred.



Required qualifications include doctoral degree in social and/or behavioral sciences, public health or related-discipline and effective interpersonal and communication skills with diverse populations. As appropriate for rank, a track record of collaborative research and peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated ability to obtain research grants and effective teaching in the relevant discipline are also required. Competitive applicants should have a strong, extramurally funded research program in place as Principal Investigator. Previous administrative experience is preferred.



Candidate will primarily be responsible for collaborative department leadership, administering the budget, coordinating teaching assignments, and evaluating department faculty and staff. The candidate is also expected to engage in extramurally funded research, teach and advise graduate students, mentor faculty, and serve on dissertation committees.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID # 526356 at facultycareers.fiu.edu. Candidates need to provide a cover letter highlighting their professional experience and vision for the department, as well as their curriculum vitae.  Candidates will also need to provide the names and contact information for at least three (3) references who will only be contacted as determined by the search committee.  Applications’ review will continue until the position is filled.

For inquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search & Screen Committee, Dr. Zoran Bursac email: zbursac@fiu.edu.

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