Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Associate Professor

The B.S. Kinesiology program, with over 320 majors, is a multidisciplinary program focused on the science of human movement. The program offers foundational coursework in human anatomy and physiology, health and fitness, and statistical analyses. Kinesiology core coursework covers exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor behavior, psychological aspects of sport and exercise, ethics, and sociological aspects of health and human movement. Students have the option of completing internship hours to obtain field experience as well as advanced coursework in more specialized areas such as strength and conditioning and clinical exercise physiology. About half of UWM Kinesiology majors are interested in professions, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training, and about half are interested in applied careers, such as personal training, health coaching, and strength and conditioning.

The accredited Zilber College of Public Health offers pre-professional, professional, and research-focused degrees and enrolls nearly 700 students across more than 20 degree and certificate programs including Kinesiology, Nutritional Sciences, Biostatistics, Community and Behavioral Health Promotion, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Informatics, and Public Health Policy. The college has 26 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 11 instructional academic staff. The Zilber College of Public Health with the College of Health Professions and Sciences, and the College of Community Engagement and Professions have formed Partners for Health, a research and inter-professional collaborative.

A 12-month, non-tenure Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in the ZCPH with teaching, and service responsibilities throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters to support the Kinesiology programs. Contract renewal beyond the first year is likely, contingent upon funding, program need, and satisfactory performance. Decisions about these factors are made by the Dean.

The Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor will be responsible for teaching courses in the B.S. Kinesiology programs with preference given to applicants with expertise in (a) applied exercise science, including, but not limited to exercise physiology, anatomy, strength and conditioning, and exercise testing and prescription, and/or (b) applied psychosocial and behavioral exercise science, including but not limited to psychology of physical activity, program planning and evaluation, and organization and administration. Experience teaching face-to-face and online classes; delivering laboratory-based, experiential learning classes; and creating inclusive learning environments for a diverse student body are desirable. On occasion, the applicant may teach graduate courses in their area of expertise.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track – Epidemiology

This position is a 100% hard-money funded tenure-track 9-month academic year appointment with competitive salary, attractive benefits, research incentives and start-up package, a reduced teaching load for the first two-three year start-up period, and the ability to generate summer salary.

The candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Epidemiology by the time of appointment and have a track record of independent epidemiological research commensurate with years of experience. Applicants with social epidemiological research and teaching expertise are highly sought after. Preference will also be given to candidates with research and teaching expertise in: social epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, translational or community-engaged research connecting epidemiology to public health practice or policy, and abilty to teach applied epidemiological methods.

In July 2023, the Zilber Family Foundation presented the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee with the largest single gift in the history of the University, a $20 million gift to advance health equity across the state and help support faculty excellence and student achievement in the Zilber College. The Zilber College was founded in 2009 and is the only CEPH-accredited school of Public Health in Wisconsin.

Zilber College faculty are leading research programs that address public health and health equity from the molecular to the societal levels. Current research areas span cancer, nutritional, social and environmental epidemiology; women’s health; health disparities; racism and health; health services and policy; maternal and child health; global health, genomics; epigenetics; developmental neurobiology; immunotoxicology; environmental toxicology; aquatic environmental microbiology and chemistry, technology and behavior; and health promotion. We offer PhD and MPH degrees in epidemiology along with a B.S. degree in public health. The Zilber College also offers graduate degrees in Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Community and Behavioral Health Promotion, and Public Health Policy. Our multidisciplinary MPH in epidemiology curricula prepare students to engage in rigorous, theory-driven, evidence-based, and community-engaged public health practice and research, and our Ph.D. curricula engages students to translate epidemiology to policy.

The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program; teach graduate and undergraduate epidemiology courses; mentor graduate students; and engage in university and professional and/or community service.