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    Rituu B. Nanda

    The University of Iowa, College of Public Health seeks Head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health

    Professor & Head, Department of Community and Behavioral Health
    University of Iowa, College of Public Health
    The University of Iowa, College of Public Health seeks a dedicated and experienced leader for the Head of the Department of Community and Behavioral Health (CBH). The Head will be appointed at the level of Professor with Tenure and will report to the Dean. The Head of CBH will:
    *       Recruit and retain excellent and diverse faculty, and provide strong and effective mentorship;
    *       Lead innovation in curriculum and educational programs;
    *       Foster a supportive, collaborative, and inclusive learning and research environment for faculty, staff and students;
    *       Provide effective management of the Department's overall budget;
    *       Ensure compliance with collegiate, university, state, and federal policies related to grant funding, legislative, and academic policies;
    *       Serve as a member of the collegiate leadership team that guides the strategic initiatives and resources to allow the college to meet its mission, vision, and goals; and
    *       Maintain an active scholarship portfolio, including external funding and peer-reviewed publications.
    Candidates must have a PhD, DrPH, MD (with an MPH preferred) or equivalent degree in a related field and qualifications commensurate with an appointment as a tenured, full professor in our College of Public Health. Successful candidates must demonstrate academic experience in a community health and/or behavioral/social science discipline relevant to public health, with national recognition as a scholar. Candidates are expected to have a record of research productivity, including extramural funding, and teaching experience. Candidates must demonstrate leadership and administrative experience; evidence of collaborative efforts in teaching and/or research; a record of community service and commitment to social justice; success or knowledge of effective strategies for working with and mentoring diverse faculty, staff, and students; and a commitment to promoting a diverse academic environment. Desirable qualities of the successful candidate include demonstrated experience building partnerships across academic disciplines and developing successful long-term strategies for growth in a multi-disciplinary team.
    The College of Public Health is nationally ranked among the top 10 in publicly supported schools of public health and has a diverse research portfolio. The college and its five departments offer a rich environment in interdisciplinary research and faculty engagement. CBH has 10 primary faculty, 34 students and $5.2 million in research funding, and offers MPH and PhD degrees in community and behavioral health. The Department advances teaching, research, and practice in four strategic areas: 1) rural health; 2) community engagement and participation; 3) theory-based, culturally informed intervention; and 4) social justice and health equity. CBH faculty and staff excel in developing, evaluating, and disseminating evidence-based practices including community-level interventions. The Department is home to multiple research centers and has research funding through NIH, CDC, State of Iowa, foundations and corporate entities. Departmental faculty enjoy strong collaborative relationships across campus and have well-established working relationships with organizations and communities across Iowa, throughout the U.S. and internationally. Further information about the Department can be found at:
    Candidates will submit applications online at jobs@uiowa73787. Inquiries regarding the position can be made to Dr. Peter S. Thorne, the Search Committee Chair, at Applications should include a letter outlining interest and relevant experience and curriculum vitae. Candidates should also provide a statement identifying how their past and / or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion will advance the University of Iowa's commitment to inclusive excellence.
    The University of Iowa is an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to "Build a Career | Build a Life."  For more information about local work / life resources, including dual-career support, please see:
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