News Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:00
Endowed Professor, University of Florida. The Department of Health Education & Behavior, College of Health & Human Performance, seeks applications for the Mary F. Lane Endowed Professorship from distinguished behavioral scientists with accomplishments commensurate with goals of the University of Florida (UF) Preeminence Faculty Initiative. UF is a dynamic Carnegie Foundation Research University with very high research activity and educates approximately 55,000 students annually. We seek an established scholar with a distinguished research program that addresses health behavior problems common among younger adults, adolescents, and children and contributes knowledge relevant to prevention and modification of health-related behavioral risk factors. The Department has established research programs in behavioral aspects of substance misuse; obesity, physical activity, and nutrition; HIV/AIDS, other STIs, and reproductive health. We seek applications from exceptional scholars in these areas with a focus on youth who can provide leadership in research and educational initiatives, apply health-relevant theoretical frameworks such as behavioral economics, have strong quantitative or mixed methods research skills, are experienced with multidisciplinary collaboration, and use digital technologies for health promotion research and implementation/ dissemination of evidence-based health behavior change programs.
Candidates must have earned their doctorate in health behavior, health education, or a related public health, social, or behavioral science field and have an extensive record of scholarly productivity, extramural funding, and successful mentoring. The successful candidate will: (a) conduct an independent research program that complements department and college research initiatives, (b) participate in related collaborative research programs, (c) teach in the department's educational programs, and (d) mentor MS/PhD students.
Review begins November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Submit applications for Position #38344 online at https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.