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Job Title: Assistant Professor, Health Policy
Job Number: 30197
Organization: University of Central Florida
Posted: 10/17/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Orlando,  FL    USA
Position Description: Class Title: Assistant Professor, Health Policy FTE 1.0 Full-Time Class Code: 9003 Division: Academic Affairs College/Area: Faculty Cluster Initiative Department: FCI-Disability, Aging, and Technology Job Description The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. In support of this effort, we are recruiting faculty in the broad area of disability, aging, and technology and plan to hire one tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in health policy research for this cluster. This position has an anticipated start date of August 8, 2018. The Disability, Aging and Technology cluster is a partnership between six colleges/units: the Colleges of Health and Public Affairs, Nursing, Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Hospitality Management, and the Nanoscience Technology Center at UCF. The cluster’s goal is transdisciplinary engagement in research and education to link health and wellness interventions with technology applications so that effective and feasible health, behavioral health interventions, and assistive technologies can be used with diverse populations. We seek a health policy researcher with strong potential to secure external funding; experience in aging, disability, or technology health policy research; and skills in quantitative methods and policy analysis. A record of working with interdisciplinary teams is highly desired. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen both the cluster and their chosen tenure home department. The planned tenure home for this position will likely be in either the School of Social Work of the Department of Health Management and Informatics within the College of Health and Public Affairs. Cluster faculty are encouraged to seek joint appointments with other units. Examples of possible units for joint appointments for this position include, but are not limited to, the College of Nursing or the Department of Psychology in the College of Sciences.

Qualifications: Position Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D., from an accredited institution in an area appropriate to the cluster at the time of appointment. The selected candidate must also have a record of health policy research in aging, disability, or technology and teaching experience Preferences A history of working with teams, especially teams that span multiple disciplines.

A Master of Social Work (MSW) degree earned from a program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Published research in health or behavioral health policy related to the intersection of medical or behavioral health care, assistive technologies, and social determinants of health.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

In order to obtain tenure, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of teaching, research and service commensurate with rank in the tenure department.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: ent.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Organization Description: UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of more than 66,000 students and has grown substantially in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando. UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real- world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. UCF’s Orlando location also puts it at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes healthcare, software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world- renowned entertainment industry. Adjacent to UCF is a thriving research park that conducts over $2 billion in funded research, hosting more than 100 high-technology companies and UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training. The Central Florida area is designated by the State of Florida as the Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation. UCF also has an accredited medical school, which was established in 2006, and is a neighbor to large corporations, such as Disney, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, and many others. Great weather, easy access to the seashore, one of the largest convention centers in the nation, and one of the world’s best airports are just a few features that make Orlando an ideal location. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at clusters/ .

Closing Date: 1/17/2018
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Contact Name: Denise Gammonley,  Assistant Professor, Health Policy
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How to Apply: UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website,

In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials to their application: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and contact information for three professional references. In the cover letter candidates must address their background in disability, aging, and technology, and identify the department for their potential tenure home and any joint appointment(s) they would desire.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

This position has an anticipated start date of August 8, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this search can be directed to the search committee chair, Denise Gammonley, School of Social Work,

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