The internationally renowned Department of Kinesiology and Community Health (http://kch.illinois.edu) within the College of Applied Health Sciences (http://ahs.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (http://illinois.edu) is dedicated to the scholarly investigation of all aspects of health, rehabilitation, and human movement. Our 35 interdisciplinary faculty are housed within state of the art research facilities, including the forthcoming Living in Interactive Future Environments (LIFE) Home research facility. Our department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Kinesiology and Community Health; a CEPH-accredited MPH degree; a professional MS in Health Administration; and a forthcoming professional MS in Health Technology (pending Illinois Board of Higher Education approval). KCH faculty maintain active collaborations with all units in the College of Applied Health Sciences, namely Speech and Hearing Sciences; Recreation Sport, & Tourism; the Center for Health, Aging, and Disability, the Chez Veterans Center; and Disability Resources & Educational Services. We also collaborate actively with other colleges (e.g., Grainger College of Engineering, Carle-Illinois College of Medicine), institutes (e.g., Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute), local hospitals, and community organizations.
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Position: The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is searching for outstanding candidates with a background in health technology, broadly defined. Our “Health Technology from Design to Implementation” program focuses on human factors; technology use in diverse populations and in the context of daily life; and implications of technology use for health across the life span and across functional abilities. The department and college are currently spearheading a campus-wide initiative focusing on the creation, utilization, and testing of technologies to improve health. This initiative has resulted in several faculty hires, and we seek to continue to build a critical mass of faculty in health technology. Recently, the College of Applied Health Sciences, in collaboration with the Grainger College of Engineering, received a $2 million award for the development of a research and education program focusing on technology for health and independence. A cornerstone of this program is the new MS degree in Health Technology. We seek individuals with diverse backgrounds, training, and research portfolios with a focus on health technology. Individuals who design, implement and evaluate technology to promote health are sought. Successful applicants would study health behavior by bridging technology (e.g., mobile health, sensors, smart devices, rehabilitation and assistive technologies) and the biological, behavioral, and/or social sciences. Successful applicants will contribute to the department’s instructional mission, conduct research, and advance scholarship in their area of expertise. The position is a 9-month, tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
Available: The preferred start date is August 16, 2020.
Starting Date: To assure full consideration, the following materials should be uploaded by November 1, 2019. However, review of applications may continue until the position is filled.
Application process: Application materials should be submitted online at http://jobs.illinois.edu. The following materials are requested: (1) a letter of application that includes a statement of research interests, teaching experience, and summary of qualifications for the position (2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) names and contact information for three references. For more information about the position, applicants may contact:
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Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field such as health technology, community health, kinesiology, public health, rehabilitation science, human-computer interaction, engineering, or other related field. A strong record of independent research in the integration of health technology and the biological, social and/or behavioral sciences is preferred. For appointments at Associate Professor/Professor, the candidate must have a well-developed research program and a history of externally funded research. All candidates are expected to contribute to the instructional mission of the department.
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