The Indiana University School of Public Health‐Bloomington (SPH‐B) invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in the Department of Health & Wellness Design (HWD). This is an open-rank search and applicants at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professors) are welcome. Individuals are sought who will demonstrate excellence in basic, applied, or translational research on health, healthcare, or health-related interventions. We seek applicants passionate about impactful science, training, and service towards our shared vision of “better health, by design.” These 10‐month appointments would ideally start August 1, 2023, although an earlier or later start date is negotiable. Applications received by November 15, 2022, will receive full consideration, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1909, Indiana University prides itself in offering outstanding academics grounded in world class research and vibrant campus life. The School of Public Health-Bloomington is located on the flagship campus of Indiana University and is comprised of over 200 faculty across five departments. Continuing the momentum of hiring 25 outstanding tenure-track/tenured faculty during 2021-2022, the SPH-B is launching another wave of faculty recruitment. The Department of Health & Wellness Design is vigorously growing in research productivity: in just the past year, the department had an 800% increase in both per-faculty grant submissions and expenditures, hired six new tenure-track or tenured faculty with NIH funding experience, and invested in research laboratories in aging and dementia, nutrition and obesity, technology, and behavioral interventions. As such, in addition to seeking high-potential junior faculty to join this wave of rapid growth, the department is intent to hire mid-career or senior faculty capable of leveraging it by leading research centers of excellence, program-projects, funded training programs, and other larger-scale initiatives.
Responsibilities: The successful applicants are expected to substantially contribute to the overall academic excellence of the department by developing and/or maintaining a robust research portfolio including pursuing and obtaining major extramural research funding to conduct cutting-edge research in modern public health science both as a corresponding principal investigator and a collaborating investigator; teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level as designated by the department chairperson; and actively providing service internally to the department, school and university and externally to the profession and/or the community.
Areas of special interest and current strengths include: lifestyle health behavior (nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management, social and sexual activity); aging, disability, chronic illness, and family caregiving; health equity and social determinants of health; informatics, technology, and digital health; brain health and mental health; pediatrics and family-centered care; patient experience; nonpharmacologic therapies and models of care; and various approaches to design and innovation including human-centered design, community-based participatory research, and implementation science. All research areas related to health will be considered, with preference given to research that is collaborative, synergistic with other SPH-B and Indiana University faculty and aligns with major funding priorities.
The successful candidate will be instrumental to furthering the department’s culture of collaborative, impactful research, and will lead or contribute to applications for centers of excellence, research training programs, and similar collaborative initiatives to enhance research infrastructure and national reputation. Candidates should be enthusiastic about contributing to the training of future generations of health researchers and professionals, involving students in research, and developing education programs that reflect the future of health and healthcare. In fact, successful candidates will have the opportunity to establish new PhD or Master’s level degree programs in their area(s) of specialty. The department currently provides comprehensive support packages for doctoral students from underrepresented groups or
working on health equity. These positions are located on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB) in Bloomington, Indiana, and successful candidates are expected to work on the IUB campus to allow full engagement with the department, school, campus, and community. Indiana University bases its tenure and promotion recommendations upon performance in three areas including research, teaching, and service. All individuals hired through this initiative are expected to excel in research and provide strong performance in teaching and service.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or professional doctorate (PhD, MD, DO, PharmD, DNP, etc.) in a field related to health or design from an accredited educational institution. Candidates must have strong research experience and a track-record of productivity. Some experience teaching and/or mentoring at the graduate or professional level is required. The position requires good interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse faculty. Leadership skills and a passion for interdisciplinarity are essential. Candidates for assistant professor positions must have demonstrated success as a developing independent investigator having secured or with strong potential for securing extramural funding as corresponding principal investigator. Candidates for associate and full professor positions must also demonstrate an outstanding record of scholarly achievement appropriate for a senior career level, including extramurally funded research as a corresponding principal investigator, current funding, ongoing attempts to secure external funding, and experience leading sizeable research teams and initiatives.
IU SPH-B Department of Health & Wellness Design: HWD just celebrated its 75th Anniversary, while simultaneously having transformed into the nation’s first department of its kind and offering the first ever degree in Health & Wellness Design. Health & Wellness Design is our vision of what health and healthcare might look like if health-related systems were designed and evaluated on scientific and human-centered principles. The department has 20 full-time faculty including 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty conducting research on aging and disability, cardiometabolic and brain health, behavioral sciences, the effect of environment on health, human-centered design, lifestyle behavior, health equity/disparities, and technology. Members of the faculty represent various disciplines, united by a shared focus on scientifically and intentionally infusing health, happiness, and wellbeing into the systems where people live, work, govern, and play. The department’s dedicated administrative unit supports grants management, contracts, finance, human resources, and administration. The department has over 400 students enrolled in its BS, MS, MPH, and PhD degree programs.
Nestled in the rolling hills of south-central Indiana, and home to 85,000 residents, the city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with many of the amenities of a large city. From off-Broadway plays and musicals, the LOTUS World Festival of Music, quick access to 250,000 acres of public recreation lands, outstanding public schools and a reasonable cost of living, Bloomington offers much to all.
For more information about the SPH-B and Indiana University Bloomington, visit:
School of Public Health-Bloomington: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu
Indiana University Bloomington: https://www.indiana.edu
SPH-B Department of Applied Health Science: https://publichealth.indiana.edu/research/departments/applied-health-science/index.html
Questions about the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to Dave Archer at [email protected] or via postal mail at Department of Health & Wellness Design Search & Screen Committee, School Public Health–Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Richard Holden, Chair, [email protected], Hsien-Chang Lin, Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment, [email protected], or David B. Allison, Dean, [email protected].
Interested candidates should submit applications at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/14340. More details in the attached document.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Application Procedure: Please provide a 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position, 3) research statement 4) statement of teaching interests, and 5) diversity statement. Additionally, please provide a list of up to six (6) references (a minimum of three references for the Assistant Professor rank and a minimum of six for Associate or Full Professor); references will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. Interested candidates should submit applications at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/14340.
Before a conditional offer of employment is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.