Open Faculty Position at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champain)

Open Faculty Position at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champain)


Open Rank Faculty Position – Family Health and Wellness

College of Applied Health Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position: The College of Applied Health Sciences ( at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for an open rank faculty position in family health and wellness with an emphasis on issues relevant to military and veteran families. The position offers opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on issues faced with high frequency by military and veteran families (e.g., community reintegration, disability management, mental health, physical disabilities, social adjustment, and substance abuse).

The internationally renowned College of Applied Health Sciences is the home of a new $14 million facility that houses the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education ( The Wounded Veterans Center is a national resource providing individualized, comprehensive support services to student veterans, their spouses and children, and includes personal assistant services for those veterans who have sustained severe and multiple injuries. The Center for Wounded Veterans is located next to the Family Resiliency Center, an academic unit of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, with interdisciplinary research and education programs focused on ways to strengthen families’ abilities to meet life’s challenges. In addition to working with the Family Resiliency Center, AHS faculty maintain active collaborations with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Center for Nutrition, Learning and Memory; College of Medicine; as well as local hospitals and community organizations.

The successful candidate will hold an appointment in one of the units of the College of Applied Health Sciences. Joint appointments in more than one academic unit are possible. The College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is dedicated to research, education, and outreach activities that promote the development of healthy communities, full participation and independence to the greatest extent possible for individuals with potentially life-constraining conditions, and health and wellness across the lifespan in a diverse society. The College is home to three academic units: Kinesiology and Community Health; Recreation, Sport and Tourism; and Speech and Hearing Science. The College also includes the Center for Health Aging and Disability that fosters interdisciplinary collaborations among college faculty and researches across the campus. The College enrolls approximately 2000 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. External grant and contract support includes a wide range of federal agencies, state agencies, industry sponsors, and foundations. The Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) is a division of the College of AHS. DRES provides accommodations and support services for all students with disabilities on campus.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research accomplishments and will qualify for appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in one of the departments of the College.

Responsibilities: Conduct and publish research in one’s chosen area of expertise, seek external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise and direct student theses and dissertations, engage in professional and public service activities, and serve on department, college, and university committees.

Salary and Start Date: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The anticipated contract begins August 16, 2016.

Closing date: For full consideration an application must be received by November 23, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Application procedure: Please create your candidate profile at and upload your letter of application that includes a statement of your research interest, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references by the closing date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

For more information about the positions, applicants may contact:

Monika Stodolska, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Head for Academic Affairs

Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

104 Huff Hall; 1206 South Fourth Street

Champaign, IL 61820



work: +1 (217) 244-5644

fax: +1 (217) 244-1935

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