The Department of Family Health Care Nursing announces a search for a Tenure Track faculty position. We are seeking a scientist with an established or promising research program to strengthen and expand our current research portfolio in Maternal, Child and Family Health focusing on:
1. Prevention of preterm birth; reduction of the burden of preterm birth
2. Prevention of childhood obesity; improving child and family physical activity and nutrition in primary care, homes, and child care
3. Transitions – developmental and across heath care settings
4. Adult family member reproductive health and non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental health)
5. Psychological, physiological, social and environmental factors influencing maternal, child and family health
6. Interventions that achieve health equity in US under-served populations or improve health of populations in low-resource global settings
The candidate should also have research methods expertise in one or more of the following areas: quantitative research methods, qualitative research methods, patient and family engagement in health care, community based research, health services research, implementation science, longitudinal cohorts or large data analytics.
The candidate will be expected to collaborate with faculty in other departments within the School of Nursing as well as across the campus. Candidates should be academically prepared to teach in the School of Nursing PhD program and contribute to teaching in the MS core or specialty tracks. Appointments will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending upon the individual's level of experience and extramural funding.
Major Areas of Responsibility:
1. Teaching and advising masters and doctoral students in nursing and sociology
2. Developing/establishing a program of research in Maternal, Child or Family Health that is synergistic with emphases of the department and/or other organized research units on campus
3. Disseminating research knowledge and engaging in professional activities at local, regional, national and international levels
4. Contributing to the leadership and direction of UCSF, the School of Nursing and the Department of Family Health Care Nursing
Applicants must have a Doctoral Degree or equivalent terminal degree in nursing or a related field at the start of the appointment, and an established/developing program of research focused on maternal, child and family health. Preference will be given to candidates with a sustained record of extramural funding for research in one or more of the areas listed above and a strong peer-reviewed publication record.
UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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