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Assistant Professor - Gerontology, Public Health & Data Analytics

Posted: 03/08/2024

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Job no: 502926
Department: Sociology & Gerontology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No


Job Summary:
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level in Gerontology, Public Health, and Data Analytics, advise students, provide service to the institution and have current externally funded research with an expectation of continued support. The Assistant Professor will support programs in Gerontology, Public Health, and Data Analytics to continue Miami’s rich tradition of teaching and externally-funded research that addresses critical issues facing individuals, families, communities, and local, state and national governments. The Assistant Professor may request to be appointed as a Scripps Gerontology Center Research Fellow and have the opportunity to partner in an array of research areas. Examples of research areas of specialization may include but are not limited to: long-term services and supports, health, income maintenance, caregiving and families, intergenerational relationships, and implementation science. Miami and Scripps Gerontology Center researchers are widely known for state and national research that is directly relevant to decision makers. The Scripps Gerontology Center recently celebrated its 100th year; its mission is “to do work that makes a positive difference in the lives of aging individuals, their families and communities, and to meet the needs of aging societies.” The Assistant Professor will contribute to that agenda by doing applied research in partnership with state and federal agencies that provide health, long-term services, housing and social services to the older population. The position begins August 2024.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in a closely related field to Gerontology (e.g., sociology, public health, social work, health services research) from an accredited institution of higher education, and current external funding by date of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates with substantive expertise that complements existing strengths of faculty and Scripps Gerontology Center researchers; applied research experience; evidence of effective research collaboration; applicants from a range of disciplinary backgrounds; Public Health training (e.g., MPH) to support the growing Public Health program, and expertise in Health Services Research and Policy, to potentially support courses in the Gerontology program; previous courses taught using large data sets, such as Medicare Claims Data, for upper-level courses in the Data Analytics Major; have a strong portfolio of evaluation research, policy research, and consultation in state planning practices.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests and experiences and curriculum vitae. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Katy Abbott, Executive Director, Scripps Gerontology Center and Professor, Department of Sociology and Gerontology at

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