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Faculty Positions - Behavioral Health and Disparities
Wayne State University

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2018
Title Faculty Positions - Behavioral Health and Disparities
University Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, United States
Department Integrative Biosciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Psychiatry/Psychology/Behavioral Science

Wayne State University (WSU) is recruiting up to 3 faculty with a focus on behavioral health and disparities (open rank) for research and development programs as part of the continued expansion of a broad institutional initiative in Integrative Biosciences. This initiative leverages a new 200,000 sq. ft. Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) that houses coordinated inter- and trans-disciplinary research teams, and a Clinical Research Center. Overall programmatic themes of the Integrative Biosciences initiative include a focus on pathophysiologies and accumulated stressors affecting health in evolving urban environments with a strong emphasis on disease mechanisms, clinical translation and community health impact.

Successful candidates in the area of Health Disparities in Behavioral Health will be those who engage in interdisciplinary, behavioral research that addresses persistent disparities across racial, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, sexual minority, and/ or disability status that will lead to improvements in health. Areas of particular interest include research focusing on lifestyle behaviors (diet, exercise, smoking, substance use) that affect the development or progression of chronic health conditions, translation of basic research findings into effective behavioral interventions, implementation of evidence-based interventions in community settings, and health policy and systems research. Candidates who have experience or interest in establishing partnerships with community stakeholders to develop and refine future behavioral research priorities for minority and disadvantaged populations are preferred.

Faculty recruits (tenured or tenure-track) will integrate with departments and colleges or schools consistent with their areas of expertise and shared interests and engage in all aspects of our academic mission including research, education and service. Faculty are expected to either already have established extramural research funding and/or are on a clear path to secure and sustain extramural funding in support of their research programs.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., and/or related degree(s) in disciplines aligning with the focus areas and possess a demonstrated track record of exceptional science, creative discovery and/or knowledge translation and application. Qualified candidates should submit applications to the Behavioral Health or Health Disparities posting (posting #043728, #043726) available through the WSU Online Hiring System Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a brief narrative describing their research and how it relates to the Integrated Biosciences initiative ( with a cover letter addressed to the program coordinators Drs. Hayley Thompson and Deborah Ellis and the Assistant VP for Integrative Biosciences. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, but for full consideration this fall, application materials should be submitted by November 30, 2018. Competitive recruitment packages are available with salary and rank based on qualifications.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban, comprehensive research university (R1 – Carnegie classification) located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional opportunities for students and faculty in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Founded in 1868, Wayne State University offers a range of academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students. The campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres including the School of Medicine, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. The university is home to the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health, the Karmanos Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, and a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Core Center – Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES).

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