Job Announcements

Position Type: Administration

Health Equity Manager

Company/Organization: NATIONAL WIC ASSOCIATION (NWA)

Location:

Brief Description:

The National WIC Association (NWA), located in Washington, DC, seeks a full-time Health Equity Manager to join its diverse team of sixteen dedicated professionals.

NWA is a high-impact non-profit, member organization that represents more than 2,000 service provider agencies that offer quality nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health care and other social referral services to at-risk women and young children in over 10,000 WIC clinics nationwide.  

For the National WIC Association, health equity is the ability of all individuals and families to achieve optimal health, irrespective of their identity, race, ability or class. This requires equitable access to nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, chronic disease prevention and management services, safe living environments, and good jobs with fair pay.  It necessitates removing obstacles to families’ short- and long-term health and wellbeing including poverty, discrimination, and institutional racism and other forms of bias expressed through housing, healthcare, education, labor, and other public policies.

The Health Equity Manager is responsible for driving a portfolio of work that includes developing initiatives and resources that support NWA members, management and staff to apply an equity, diversity and inclusion lens to their work and engage with promising practices that promote equitable access to WIC services.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Develops an annual equity, diversity and inclusion work plan that includes special projects and health equity programming
Identifies, monitors, and communicates best practices for eliminating health disparities, promoting cultural competence, and engaging communities served by WIC to NWA staff and members with the aim to improve the WIC participant experience and increase recruitment and retention of WIC participants.
Project manages grant funded community initiatives the promote health equity within WIC.
Serves as a subject matter expert around health equity issues and the spokesperson for NWA.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s of Science or Arts degree, preferably in public health, public administration or other related field and 8+ years of experience working in community-based programs, project management and/or grants administration; or a Master’s degree in public health or related field and 5+ years related work experience. Strong, demonstrated commitment to advancing racial and health equity a must. Ability to organize work and conceptualize as well as prioritize objectives is required. Must possess strong oral /written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills, proven leadership skills.

To apply, please send a cover letter, two writing samples, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@nwica.org. No phone solicitation accepted.


Position Type: Faculty

Associate or Full Professor, Tenure Track Regular Title Series

Company/Organization: University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Location:

Brief Description:

We are seeking a senior (Associate or Full Professor) research-focused faculty member for a tenured or tenure track, Regular Title Series, full time (12 month) position in the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET) in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. We seek a health equity research leader with a dynamic, productive research agenda that aims
to eliminate inequities in cancer, cardiovascular disease, dementia and other related neurological conditions, diabetes and obesity, substance use, or other health conditions. CHET is a transdisciplinary research and training center focused on developing the most innovative and impactful research and training portfolio. This position is part of a university--wide
interdisciplinary cluster hire in health equity.

Candidates will have a focus on rural, racial/ethnic, and other populations experiencing health inequities; leadership and administrative experience; expertise in research mentorship, and capacity to contribute to a vibrant environment of scholars from the behavioral sciences, public health, social sciences, communication, health services research, biomedical informatics, health sciences (nursing, medicine, nutrition, etc.), and others. Special emphasis is placed on intervention, dissemination, and implementation scientists with an NIH-funded research portfolio. An attractive start up package, premium and contiguous space, and excellent benefits will be provided. The University of Kentucky is located in the beautiful, progressive, and
accessible city of Lexington. Lexington, with over 250,000 residents, offers a high quality of life, affordability and a well-educated population.

Position Description
The selected faculty member will be expected to conduct innovative, rigorous, grant-funded research and engage in scholarly activities (peer reviewed publications, presentations, etc.). The faculty member also will provide leadership in Center activities, including serving as CHET Associate Director of Research. They will contribute to the research training of UK students and
postdoctoral scholars, including mentorship programs, workshops, and supervised research. As a comprehensive and collaborative campus, the faculty member is expected to engage in broader research and training initiatives across all 16 Colleges of the University of Kentucky, including Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, Communication and
Information Sciences, Health Sciences, etc. These initiatives include grant consultation and review; a dynamic speaker series and other enriching events; pilot project competitions; and outreach to the lay public.

Qualifications
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences, Communication, Health Services Research, Bioinformatics, Health Sciences, or other related fields and be eligible for appointment at an Associate or Full Professor rank.

Percentage of Time and Effort

Research/Scholarly Activities 75%
Instructional activities 10%
Leadership and Administration 10 %
Service to Department, College, University or Professional Organizations 5%

Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and/or Tenure

The annual performance evaluations will be guided by the criteria described in Administrative Regulations (AR-II-I.0-5). The evaluation for promotion and/or tenure will be guided by the criterion described in Administrative Regulations (AR-II-1.0-1, Page III and IV) as follows:

Associate Professor
Appointment or promotion to associate professor shall be made only after a candidate has met the criteria for assistant professor and has demonstrated high scholarly achievements commensurate with an assignment in the areas of: (1) research as demonstrated by grantsmanship, publications, presentations, and other activities; (2) training, mentoring, and other instructional activities; (3) professional, university and public service. An indication of continuous improvement and research contributions should be evident as documented by the candidate. Further, the individual should have earned external recognition for excellence in scholarly activities. This recognition should be on a national level as appropriate to the field of
assignment.

Professor
Appointment or promotion to full professor shall be made only after a candidate has met the criteria for associate professor and has demonstrated high scholarly achievements commensurate with an assignment in the areas of: (1) research as demonstrated by grantsmanship, publications, presentations, and other activities; (2) training, mentoring, and other instructional activities; (3) professional, university and public service. Such an appointment implies that, in the opinion of colleagues, the candidate’s scholarship is excellent and, in addition, has earned a high level of professional recognition on a national or international level.

It should be stressed further that this rank is in recognition of attainment rather than length of service.

Applications will be accepted on the UK Jobs website under requisition FE02741 at
https://ukjobs.uky.edu/hr/postings/353219 .

The title is listed as “Associate or Professor in the Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET).”

Application review will begin October 15, 2021 and will continue until the appropriate candidates are identified.

For more information, please contact:
Nancy Schoenberg, Director, Center for Health Equity Transformation (nesch@uky.edu) or
Carrie Oser, Associate Director, Center for Health Equity Transformation (carrie.oser@uky.edu).


Position Type: Faculty

Tenure-Track Assistant to Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Wake Forest University

Location:

Brief Description:

The Department of Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant to tenured Associate Professor position with expertise in Health and Exercise Science and an emphasis in public health and health equity to begin July 1, 2022. We seek an active scholar with an ambitious research program focused on health equities in relationship to physical activity, nutrition, obesity, and related chronic diseases. We are committed to academic distinction and diversity among the faculty, staff and students and are especially interested in candidates whose personal and professional experiences facilitate their understandings of how health inequities especially impact traditionally underrepresented communities. Responsibilities include teaching courses in epidemiology, public health and health equity at the undergraduate and graduate levels; mentoring undergraduate and graduate research projects; creating a productive research program of national and international significance; and academic and career advising of students. Additional responsibilities include departmental, college, and university service.

The Department of Health and Exercise Science welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success or interest in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Qualifications: Applicants must have an earned doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in kinesiology, public health, community health, nutrition, behavioral medicine, or a closely related field within the health and exercise science disciplines. Additional expectations include: post-doctoral training and teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels; educational background and/or research experience in health equities in the context of observational or clinical studies; demonstrated scholarship via first-authored publications; and a demonstrated potential for successful extramural funding.

Department of Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University: Our interdisciplinary department’s mission is to advance the understanding of health and the prevention/treatment of chronic disease and physical disability. We are located on the WFU Reynolda Campus and host approximately 180 undergraduate majors and 18 master’s level graduate students. Department faculty members have active external funding for interdisciplinary health-related research with a particular emphasis in clinical trials in physical activity, nutrition, and obesity. With faculty whose expertise in clinical trials research is internationally recognized, the department offers the opportunity to work with scholars exploring how access to and performance of healthy lifestyle behaviors, including physical activity, impact health disparities, as well as interventions to improve health equity and overall health. Collaborative opportunities also exist within the numerous Wake Forest University and Wake Forest School of Medicine research institutes and centers, such as the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE), the WFU LGBTQ+ Center, Intercultural Center, Women’s Center, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention (CHAAP), Translational Science Center, Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism (CDOM), and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Additional information about the department can be found at http://hes.wfu.edu/.

Application Process: To assure full consideration, applicants should submit a curriculum vita and a letter of application including brief descriptions of teaching and research interests by November 15, 2021. Submit applications, as one pdf, online at http://www.wfu.careers/. Confidential letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching) will be requested for selected candidates after an initial review of materials. Address questions about the position to Shannon Mihalko at hes@wfu.edu. Address inquiries about the application process and document submission to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Note that review of applications will begin immediately, and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date.

To provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

Additional information: Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that combines a small (roughly 5,300 undergraduates) liberal arts collegiate university with 3,200 graduate students in school of arts and science, medicine, law, business, and divinity. The Department of Health and Exercise Science awards both BS and MS degrees. Wake Forest ranks in the top 30 of all U.S. universities in U.S. News & World Report's Guide to America's Best Colleges and Universities. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For additional information about the University, go to About Wake Forest. For additional information about the department, go to Health and Exercise Science.

Winston-Salem is part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region, which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the “City of Art and Innovation,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals and an active biomedical research community. Ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national survey, Winston-Salem is less than an hour from the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Mountains and less than 4 hours from the Atlantic Ocean.

For further information about the position please contact:
Shannon Mihalko, PhD
Search Committee Chair
Phone: 336-758-1945
Email: hes@wfu.edu


Position Type: Faculty

Associate or Full (tenure/tenure-stream)

Company/Organization: University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Location:

Brief Description:

Appointment: Eight-month, full-time, tenure-stream: starting Fall 2022

The Department of Health and Human Development in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education seeks a colleague with expertise in the social determinants of health and wellbeing in Black communities. This scholar and educator would position our School and our Department as a key partner in health, wellness, and wellbeing of Black communities in Pittsburgh and across the region. This position is part of a University-wide cluster hire and retention initiative centered on race and social determinants of equity and wellbeing. This scholar will have opportunities to be a significant part of transforming our Healthy Lifestyle Institute (HLI), and further opportunities to collaborate with other community-engaged centers such as the School’s Center for Urban Education and Office of Child Development, as well as Pitt’s Community Engagement Centers. We seek a scholar whose work is rooted in community-engaged (e.g., participatory) research methods and brings critical perspectives on race, social determinants of equity and wellbeing, and health in Black communities. We see this position as directly aligned with the School of Education mission/vision to “forge, participate in, and/or support research-practice partnerships and community-engaged initiatives” and “ignite learning, pursue and produce knowledge, and advance educational excellence.”

The successful candidate will join us at an exciting time in the School’s evolution as we build on our strong history of deep research/practice partnerships and community-engaged work to reimagining the Healthy Lifestyle Institute, center Black pedagogies, and Black and Indigenous knowledge traditions, and rethink the use of technology in teaching in online and hybrid settings.

This position description is not restricted to a particular content area, and we invite applicants to consider their connections to our existing scholarship and training programs for undergraduate, master’s, Ph.D., and/or EdD students.

Required qualifications:

Ph.D. or equivalent in social sciences, health sciences, education, or related fields.
Record of peer-reviewed publication and success with external funding for scholarship and practice/engagement work.
Record of scholarly work in teaching in relevant areas and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Experience fostering and maintaining research-practice partnerships and/or conducting community-engaged research with Black communities

Salary and Rank

Rank will be commensurate with experience and subject to the University of Pittsburgh promotion and tenure process. Salary will be commensurate with rank.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit:

Letter of application
CV
One writing sample
Names of six references (References will only be contacted and asked to submit a letter if candidate advances to initial interview round.)

Review Process

Full consideration will be given to complete applications submitted by October 8, 2021.

For assistance with submission questions, please contact Megan Brennan at edsearch@pitt.edu.

For questions about the position, please contact search committee co-chairs Sharon Ross (seross@pitt.edu) and Tom Akiva (tomakiva@pitt.edu)

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.

EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled


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