ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - MENTAL HEALTH / COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH

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Posting Number 201200036P
Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - MENTAL HEALTH / COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH
Position Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - MENTAL HEALTH / COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND HEALTH
Position Number 201200033PD
Job Description

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) is a premier mission-driven university dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved communities through health professions education, biomedical research, and compassionate care. Through a collaborative venture through its Urban Health Institute and the College of Sciences and Health, CDU is recruiting one research faculty for appointment at the academic level of Assistant Professor to expand the new CDU Advantage philosophy of transformational and community engagement research and education. The CDU Advantage is part of the University’s strategic plan for growth of academic programs within the College of Science and Health.
This Assistant Professor -level position will support the newly formed research pillar in mental health and at the same time, provide leadership for the development of a unique undergraduate program in community mental health at CDU.
This new position is unique in terms of combining a salient portfolio of research by the candidate with a teaching agenda taking into consideration CDU ADVANTAGE components that are embedded in the undergraduate and graduate curricula, which include: social justice, cultural diversity education, experiential education, community engagement with underserved subgroups, health policy and the socio-political-economic dynamics of health, and global-international experience within the context of comparative health disparities.
We seek forward-thinking candidates with interest and experience in addressing African American and/or Latino health disparities from multiple areas and perspectives of mental health research and education. A variety of areas of mental health may include interconnections with health psychology, community psychology, bio-psychosocial influences, behavioral and social epidemiology to address determinants of mental health that covers prevention and control of conditions.

Required Qualifications

Qualifications/Requirements:
EDUCATION:
• Candidates with a Ph.D., DrPH, M.D., or DNP from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., public health, psychology, sociology, anthropology, social/behavioral epidemiology) are encouraged to apply.
• Doctoral-prepared applicants may be expected to show evidence of scholarly achievement, including publications and professional presentations, a proven track record in peer-reviewed and externally funded research, and prior academic work.

Minimum Requirements

RANK and TRACK
• Faculty rank will be determined based on experience and review of dossier material submitted.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
• Track record of research funding.
• Growing research agenda.
• Scientific publications and presentations.
• Ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment.
• Evidence of community outreach/engagement.
• Evidence of an emerging national reputation.
• Experience in a shared governance environment.
• Experience with or an interest in mentoring students and post-doctoral fellows.
• Experience teaching Undergraduate, MPH, or Physician’s Assistant students.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates who have a record of scholarship and demonstrated interest in combining teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, developing new programs for mental health, behavioral health and with a strong commitment to translational research will have a close alignment with the intent of this faculty position. History and/or interest in multi- and interdisciplinary research is preferred.

Physical Demands

• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties

• Design, implement and direct research in any of the following areas of mental health: Community health psychology, bio-psychosocial influences, behavioral and social epidemiology and substance abuse.
• Develop undergraduate program in community mental health at CDU.
• Maintain faculty responsibility and accountability for:
• Prepare and contribute to research and other scholarly activities.
• Participation in College of Science and Health programs and committees, as well other University committees as assigned.
• Maintain a teaching load as assigned to meet department/college instructional needs.
• Provide support to students, as well as opportunities for participation in research whenever possible.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist with student and faculty recruitment
• Participate in and support shared governance.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Complexity

• The ability to formulate and implement a clear vision for department while providing leadership and direction for the faculty, staff, and students is paramount to success in this position.

Mental Demands

• The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Special Requirements

• Ability to work effectively with diverse faculty, staff, and students.

Job Code 2020
FLSA Exempt
Category
Grade Un-graded
Number of Vacancies 1

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EEO Statement

Charles R. Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
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  2. * Please disclose your salary expectation for this position (acceptable range of pay):

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  3. * Do you have experience in the following areas: mental health, health psychology, community psychology, bio-psychosocial influences, behavioral and social epidemiology?

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference List and Contact
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Writing Sample or Publication
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Professional Licenses
  5. Professional Certifications or Permits
  6. Educational Credentials
  7. Letter of Recommendation or Nomination