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Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position in Health, Technology and Aging, UIUC, IL, US

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  • Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position in Health, Technology and Aging, UIUC, IL, US

    The internationally renowned Department of Kinesiology and Community Health ( within the College of Applied Health Sciences ( at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( 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 Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education and forthcoming Living in Interactive Future Environments (LIFE) Home research facility. Our department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Kinesiology and Community Health, and a CEPH accredited MPH degree. KCH faculty maintain active collaborations with engineering, psychology and nutritional sciences as well as the Center for Health Aging and Disability, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the new Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, local hospitals and community organizations.

    Position: The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is searching for outstanding candidates with a background in health, technology and aging research. The department and college are currently spearheading a campus-wide initiative focusing on the creation, utilization and testing of technologies to improve the lives of older adults. This initiative has resulted in several faculty hires, and we seek to continue to build a critical mass of faculty in health, technology and aging. Recently, the college in collaboration with the 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 a new MS degree in Health Technology.
    We seek individuals with diverse backgrounds, training, and research portfolios that integrate health, technology and aging research. Individuals who design, implement and evaluate technology to promote healthy aging are sought. Successful applicants would study healthy aging 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, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

    Available: The preferred start date is August 16, 2018.

    Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field such as engineering, kinesiology, physiology, psychology, public health, rehabilitation science, health technology, data science, informatics, human-computer interaction and other related fields. A strong record of independent research in the integration of health technology and the biological, social and/or behavioral sciences is preferred. For appointment at the assistant professor level, the potential to develop a funded research program is expected. For appointment at higher ranks, 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.

    Salary: Salary is competitive based on a 9-month academic year appointment.

    Starting Date: To assure full consideration, the following materials should be uploaded by January 15, 2018. However review of applications may continue until the position is filled.

    Application process: Application materials should be submitted online at 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:

    Jacob J. Sosnoff, Ph.D.
    Chair, Health, Technology, and Aging Search Committee
    Kinesiology and Community Health
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    906 S. Goodwin Ave, 301 Freer Hall, MC 052, Urbana, IL 61801
    Email: Phone: 217-333-9472
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