Title AHS Tenured/Tenure Track Open-Rank Nutrition Science Faculty Positions Appointment Status Tenure Department IU Bloomington Applied Health Science Location Bloomington Position Summary
The Indiana University School of Public Health‐Bloomington (SPH‐B) invites applications for a mid-to-senior level tenured/tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Applied Health Science. This search seeks applicants at the Associate or Full Professor rank to serve within as a member of the nutrition faculty. The SPH-B seeks individuals who will contribute toward academic excellence in teaching in support of our mission of preventing disease and promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. This 10‐month appointment would ideally start August 1, 2024. Applications received by November 30, 2023 will receive full consideration, and applications will be accepted until the position is 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 SPH-B is located on the flagship campus of Indiana University and is comprised of over 200 faculty across five departments. Continuing the momentum of hiring over 40 outstanding faculty over the last two years, the SPH-B is launching another wave of faculty recruitment. The Department of Applied Health Science unites a multidisciplinary faculty with expertise in social and behavioral science applied to health; opioids, addictions, and substance use prevention; sexual and reproductive health; nutrition and dietetics; human development and family studies; safety/total worker health/injury prevention; maternal and child health; and global public health, all pursuing the common goal of preventing disease and promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. A part of the flagship campus of Indiana University located in Bloomington, Indiana, the Department of Applied Health Science maintains strong connections to other departments in the SPH-B and other schools across Indiana University.
About Indiana University Bloomington: Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of Indiana University. Indiana University strives to embody its mission to create, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge. It does so through its commitments to cutting-edge research, scholarship, arts, and creative activity; inspired and challenging undergraduate, graduate, professional, and lifelong educational programs; meaningful experiences outside the classroom; expansive global educational opportunities while fostering a culturally diverse campus environment; first-rate library and museum collections; and far-reaching economic development and impact in the state and region.
Indiana University Bloomington is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. With over 47,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the campus has 16 degree-granting colleges and schools offering 300+ undergraduate majors, 300+ master's degrees, and 150+ doctoral and professional degree opportunities. Known for its Indiana limestone facades and green spaces throughout, Indiana University Bloomington is widely considered one of the country's most beautiful college campuses. In 2022, Indiana University Bloomington was honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award. The School of Public Health-Bloomington is located in the heart of the Indiana University Bloomington campus and comprises five collaborative academic departments with over 200 faculty and staff, including one of the most diverse faculties of any school of public health in the nation, with 37.1% of current tenure-track/tenured faculty being scholars from traditionally underrepresented minority groups.
Indiana University provides SPH-B faculty outstanding teaching and research support through programs like the IU Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (F.A.C.E.T.); extensive research development and research administrative support through the Office of the Vice President for Research; and innovative collaborations with organizations like the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the IU School of Medicine (IUSM) and Regenstrief Institute's Center for Aging Research, and the IUSM's Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, and the IU Bloomington's Environmental Resilience Institute. In addition to outstanding programs like these, exciting things are happening in medical sciences at Indiana University Bloomington with the opening of the IU Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington and significant synergy in cross departmental collaborations in areas like environmental impacts on human health, nutrition, and aging. The School has strong connections to Indiana University School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing, Informatics and Computing, Art & Design, Public and Environmental Affairs, and the soon to be Indiana University Indianapolis Fairbanks School of Public Health, along with Purdue University programs in Pharmacy and Engineering. SPH-B continues its rapid expansion embracing a comprehensive and holistic approach to promoting health and wellbeing within the research, teaching and service aspects of our mission. With an emphasis on high quality and impactful research and an embracement of the importance of diversity and inclusion across all our academic endeavors - there has never been a more exciting time to join our growing faculty.
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
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.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or professional doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., DrPH, M.D.) from a field related to health from an accredited educational institution. A firm commitment to the role of diversity in all aspects of research, education and service is essential. Candidates must have teaching experience at the graduate or professional level. Good interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse faculty are required. Leadership skills and vision for enhancing the academic components of an interdisciplinary department are essential. Candidates for associate and full professor positions must demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for a senior career level, including extramurally funded research as a corresponding principal investigator, current funding or strong potential to secure external funding, and experience leading sizeable research initiatives.
Department Contact for Questions
Questions about the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to Dave Archer at firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal mail at Department of Applied Health Science, NTT 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 Eric Walsh-Buhi, Department Chair, email@example.com, NiCole Keith, Executive Associate Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org, or David B. Allison, Dean, email@example.com.
Responsibilities: Tenure track faculty in the Department of Applied Health Science 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. Candidates with specific areas of focus in nutrition science are encouraged to apply. 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. 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.
Salary and Rank Commensurate with experience Special Instructions
Application Procedure: Please provide a 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter no longer than 5 pages in length summarizing the candidate's qualifications and interest in the position, including a description of the candidate's research, teaching, leadership, and promotion of diversity and inclusion. If selected as a finalist, the candidate will be asked to provide a list of up to six (6) references; references will be contacted if selected for a finalist interview and/or job offer. Interested candidates should submit applications at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.
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.
For Best Consideration Date 11/30/2023 Expected Start Date 08/01/2024 Posting/OAA # IU-100642-2023