University of South Florida College of Public Health

Department of Community and Family Health

Maternal and Child Health Postdoctoral Fellows

The University of South Florida College of Public Health (USF COPH), Department of Community and Family Health (CFH) is recruiting for two postdoctoral fellows to contribute to the department’s research and teaching needs in maternal and child health (MCH) and to become prepared for MCH faculty positions and MCH leadership positions at the national and state levels.  These are two-year fellowships funded through the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science, and Practice, with particular foci on research pertaining to child health, maternal/infant health, women’s health, sexual health, family/community violence and unintentional injury. There is specific interest in recruiting individuals from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds in addition to disadvantaged backgrounds. The USF COPH houses the only MCH concentration in any School/College of Public Health in the state and is a recognized leader in the field.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Doctoral degree in maternal and child health, social/behavioral sciences, epidemiology, public health, or a closely related field to be earned prior to hiring date;

2.  A publication record in peer-reviewed journals of recognized excellence; and

3.  Teaching experience (may be as a teaching assistant or in another instructional capacity)

Preferred Qualifications:

1.  A defined research focus including (but not limited to) child health, maternal/infant health, women’s health, sexual health, family/community violence and injury;

2.  Skillsets in MCH practice/policy development, social marketing, health education, epidemiology, quality improvement, health literacy, translational research, and or new technology;

3.  Established record of scholarly research, including extramural funding, and;

4.  Enthusiasm for teaching and graduate student advising.

Position begins onsite January 1, 2016.

Responsibilities:  Fellows will be mentored by matched research faculty and develop leadership plans for professional growth, collaborate with other postdoctoral MCH research fellows nationwide in a Postdoctoral Fellow Consortium, and participate/lead classes and seminars in addition to having the opportunity to enroll in certificate programs.  Fellows will teach two graduate classes per year and be expected to further their research by developing grant proposals with faculty and publishing in the peer-reviewed literature.

Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2015.

Salary & Benefits: Nationally competitive salary with excellent benefits.

To apply: Candidates must complete an online application to be considered for this position. Please visit the USF careers website to access the careers job posting 7819. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter indicating how minimum and preferred qualifications are met. Unofficial graduate education transcripts and a list of five references will also be required. An employment background check is required.

The University of South Florida is a metropolitan institution located in Tampa, Florida. USF offers comprehensive programs in public health, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health sciences, business, engineering, arts and sciences, education, social work, and creative arts. USF offers unique opportunities for collaboration and research around the world but particularly with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Tampa Bay area is a dynamic and growing metropolitan area of over two million residents that offers a wide range of cultural, artistic, athletic, and recreational activities, excellent public schools, close proximity to Gulf of Mexico beaches and an affordable cost of living.

The USF College of Public Health was founded in 1984. The College consists of five departments and numerous federally funded research centers. The Department of Community and Family Health offers fully-accredited degree programs leading to the MPH, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD degree. Major academic concentration areas in the department include public health education, maternal and child health and behavioral health. Departmental centers and faculty research interests are profiled on the department website. The Department offers a collegial and supportive work environment. The Department has close collaborative research and teaching relationships with the other departments in the College of Public Health and with numerous colleges across the University Campus.

Affirmative Action: According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public. The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access institution. Applicants who need disability accommodations in order to participate in the selection process should notify Ms. Lisa Sleek, Staff Assistant, of the Department of Community and Family Health at the College of Public Health at 813.396.9103 or TDD 813/974-2218 at least five working days in advance of need.

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.