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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • Position Number: 2548326
  • Location: Urbana, IL
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Sociology

Department of African American Studies

Tenured Associate or Full Professor Health & Wellness

The Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenured Associate or Full Professor in Black Health and Wellness. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary faculty and lead efforts to address issues of Health Policy and/or Health and Wellness among Black populations. The area of specialty is broadly defined and includes mental, physical, community, and/or social health in a national or diasporic framework. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research is grounded in the discipline of Black Studies and who apply social science methods to areas such as social determinants of health, food and health disparities, healing practices as related to culture, and mental health. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and to provide service to the department, the university and the profession. Collaboration with other health-related campus units (e.g., Community Health or Psychology) and community-based organizations is anticipated. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have an excellent record in research, teaching, and service. Ph.D. in public health, community health, epidemiology, sociology, psychology, or a related field is required. Target start date is August 16, 2022. Salary is competitive and commensurate with the candidate's qualifications. Startup funds for research and professional responsibilities are available.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For more information, visit

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, a representative publication, statement of teaching and research interests, and a diversity statement. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 30, 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered until the position is filled. The online application will require the contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

Questions about the position may be directed via email to Dr. Desiree McMillion, Assistant to the Head, Department of African American Studies (

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