SIU School of Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP) is seeking a faculty member, tenure track to provide research, service, and teaching to advance the mission and goals of PSP. The candidate will be expected to develop and pursue a portfolio of externally funded research complementary to high priority areas of PSP, e.g. children’s health disparities, social innovation, community health, or human development. The successful candidate will demonstrate use of various research techniques (may include but is not limited to case study, ethnography, naturalistic observation, survey design, and/or statistical data collection techniques). The position will have a strong emphasis on service by collaborating with communities to better understand children and family development within our service region and identify innovations that are happening within our communities to improve the health of families and children. The position also will involve participation in the PSP education curriculum by teaching resource sessions and offering individual electives. The faculty member will require expertise in human development, community building, and population-based research studies with the aim of improving children and/or family health outcomes in central and southern Illinois.
Minimum qualifications include MD, PhD, and/or post-doctoral training in human development, family studies, community development, social entrepreneurship, educational psychology and/or policy, social psychology, child development. Demonstrated research interest in children, families, or community required.
Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations. Interested individuals should apply directly for the assistant professor position with a letter of interest accompanied by a resume at SIU’s Jobs website at http://www.siumed.edu/hr. SIU School of Medicine is an AA/EEO employer.