For the first two years of the appointment, the faculty member will be funded by the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Native American Cancer Research Partnership grant and devote 100% of their workload to building a research program related to the goals of the grant. During this time, the position is a 12-month appointment. More information about this grant is available at http://www.nacp.nau.edu. Duties will consist exclusively of research on health disparities in tribal nations, with a focus on cancer. Starting in the third year of the appointment, the position will transition to a combination of research and teaching within the Department of Psychology and/or other affiliated departments, and become an academic year appointment. Teaching responsibilities will be comparable to other faculty of similar rank, typically consisting of a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses. Teaching load is also negotiable contingent on the candidate's success in obtaining external funding.
For the official job posting, go to: http://hr.nau.edu/node/2796&job_req=558900
A Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related field (degree must be completed by the start date of the position) and college teaching experience is required, and evidence of scholarly productivity within the field of behavioral health research or psychology research with clear relevance to cancer control and prevention within tribal communities.
Preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to and evidence of scholarly productivity. Preferred health-related research topics include but are not limited to: Native American social and/or cultural factors; screening; adherence; lifestyle interventions; prevention including cancer education; patient experience; and caregiving. Preference is given to candidates with demonstrated experience, expertise, and/or interest in Native American communities. Preference is also given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, supportive of a civil work environment and interdisciplinary efforts, and who are committed to working effectively within a diverse university community.
The 22-person Psychology Department oversees an undergraduate program with about 800 majors and masters-level graduate programs. Northern Arizona University is a 25,000-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 65,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU's emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. The Department encourages applications from individuals with a commitment to creating a welcoming educational environment for students from all ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history verification and degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. Candidates may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Review of applications will begin February 18, 2012, and continue until the position is filled or closed.
Commensurate with experience.
This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on February 18, 2012.