Overview

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Applied Health Sciences
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health

Teaching Assistant Professors in the areas of Health Administration and/or Community/Public Health

Description

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (http://illinois.edu/) and the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health (http://kch.illinois.edu/) seek to hire two outstanding faculty members in the areas of Health Administration and/or Community/Public Health. The positions are nine-month, non-tenure track appointments at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor (with the potential for annual re-appointment).

Strong candidates are expected to develop and teach a wide variety of Health Administration and/or Community/Public Health courses for graduate and undergraduate students. Areas of teaching interest include public health policy, epidemiology, health disparities, public health research methods, public health practice, healthcare systems, health policy, healthcare quality, healthcare leadership, health information technology/informatics, health administration, and related courses. The ability to teach quantitative courses is highly desirable. In addition to undergraduate and graduate instruction, teaching assistant professors have opportunities to engage in research.

Qualifications

Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree in community health, public health, health administration, or a related field by the start date of August 16, 2023. Candidates with strong public health and health administration backgrounds are preferred.  Experience collaborating with communities on public health initiatives is desirable. Extensive practical work experience in health administration is viewed favorably.

Demonstrated excellence in college or university-level teaching is desired. Interest and experience in research, curriculum development, current educational technologies, and a strong desire to create new and innovative course materials will enhance an application. The committee strongly encourages applications from women and persons from historically underrepresented groups.

General Information

The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health (KCH, http://kch.illinois.edu : The mission of the Department is to advance and disseminate knowledge related to health, rehabilitation, and human movement using an interdisciplinary approach. KCH hosts a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff (https://ahs.illinois.edu/kch-directory-update) working and learning in a collegial and collaborative environment. KCH offers BS degrees in Community Health, Interdisciplinary Health, and Kinesiology; MS and PhD degrees in Community Health and Kinesiology; an MPH degree, an MS in Health Administration, and an MS in Health Technology.

The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS, https://ahs.illinois.edu) : The mission of AHS is to promote culturally relevant individual and community health and well-being across the lifespan, facilitate optimal living with disability, and foster the development of livable communities in a diverse society through learning, discovery, and engagement. The College has three academic departments: Kinesiology and Community Health (http://kch.illinois.edu/) ; Recreation, Sport & Tourism (http://rst.illinois.edu/) ; and Speech & Hearing Science (http://shs.illinois.edu/) . Each department is highly ranked in national surveys. Within AHS are also the Center on Health, Aging and Disability (CHAD); the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES); and the Chez Veterans Center. The College is actively involved in discovery and engagement with the Carle Foundation Hospital, OSF Health System, Mayo Clinics, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the University’s Engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI), the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Cancer Center of Illinois, the Personalized Nutrition Initiative, the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Discovery Partners Institute, and the Family Resiliency Center, and many more.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, http://illinois.edu) : Established in 1867, UIUC is a land-grant, Research 1 institution that has established an international reputation as an educational community ideally suited for excellence in scholarship and research across the academic spectrum. In addition to being one of the highest ranked public research universities in the country (#15 by US News and World Report), the University of Illinois is, simply, a great place to work. The University is home to internationally recognized facilities and interdisciplinary programs including: Institute for Genomic Biology (www.igb.illinois.edu/) , Beckman Institute (www.beckman.illinois.edu/) , W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics (www.biotech.uiuc.edu/centers/Keck/) , National Center for Supercomputing Applications (www.ncsa.illinois.edu/) , Division of Nutritional Sciences (http://nutrsci.illinois.edu/) , Neuroscience Program (http://neuroscience.illinois.edu/) , to name a few. With an undergraduate enrollment of 34,559 and a graduate enrollment of over 20,000 students in more than 100 disciplines, Illinois is among the top five universities in the country in the number of earned doctorates awarded each year. The quality of our students is very high. We are leaders in technology and our employee and alumni innovations have been extraordinary. YouTube, Netscape, medical MRI screening, the LED, and the plasma screen used in televisions and computers are just a few discoveries created by our faculty and alumni. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UIUC led all universities with a novel and aggressive non-invasive saliva testing program which served as a model for the country. The University of Illinois offers generous employee benefits including health insurance and retirement programs. In addition, we also offer our employees tuition waivers and other development opportunities for personal and professional growth. We value our employees and seek to foster an inclusive workplace.

The Champaign-Urbana Community: Home of the University of Illinois flagship campus, Champaign-Urbana (http://ci.champaign.il.us/about-champaign/)  is a ‘micro-urban’ community (http://www.micro-urbanist.com)  with a population of ~226,000 in the metro area located in east central Illinois. It is conveniently located between Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and has its own airport and train service. Combining natural Midwest beauty and cultural resources typically found in much larger metropolitan areas, Champaign-Urbana is friendly, livable, easy to navigate, affordable and has an excellent public-school system. There is a ‘work-life’ balance here that gives faculty ample time for both scholarship and family pursuits devoid of the hassles of large city life. The average commute time is less than 15 minutes. The Champaign-Urbana area offers a range of businesses, recreation, and culture unmatched by other communities in its size, due in large part to the presence of the University of Illinois. Whether you’re looking to raise a family, enjoy the outdoors, partake in a variety of cultural activities, enjoy the excitement of Big Ten sports, or become part of the University of Illinois community, Champaign-Urbana has something to offer you.

Salary

Compensation will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience.

Application Process

To apply, create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu (College of Applied Health Sciences: Teaching Assistant Professors in the areas of Health Administration and/or Community/Public Health (#1014274); then upload all required documents, including:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Teaching statement (up to 2 pages)
A list of names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers for at least three references.
To ensure full consideration, please complete your application by January 16, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately afterwards, however, applications will continue to be accepted until a qualified candidate is located. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2023.

Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Academic position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is August 16, 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on January 16, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Robyn Gobin at (217) 265-0726 or rgobin@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.