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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Position Description:

Florida State University (FSU) is one of 6 universities among the first cohort of the NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program . FSU aims to develop, implement, and evaluate a program, Fostering Institutional Resources for Science Transformation: The FLORIDA-FIRST Health-Science Brigade (aka The FLORIDA-FIRST BRIGADE; U54CA267730-01) to transform culture at FSU to generate a self-sustaining scientific community dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Through this exciting initiative, we are recruiting a FIRST Cohort of 6 early-career researchers who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence and who contribute to clusters of research excellence in chronic disease prevention and management (Cluster 1) or mental health (Cluster 2). New hires will participate in a systems-level approach to support individual faculty research and career development (micro), within their cohort and collaborative networks (meso), that can be replicated through sustainable changes to university culture (macro).

We seek to hire 6 tenure-track assistant professors with a research focus on mental health (3 faculty) or chronic disease prevention and management (3 faculty), with a target start date for August 2022. The 6 new hires of The FIRST Cohort will hold a primary appointment in one of the Equity Research Corner centers in addition to their tenure-track appointment in departments appropriate to their research foci. Appointments come with full summer salary and at least 75% protected time for research for the first three years.

Positions will be reviewed as applications are received.


Candidates must have a terminal degree (e.g., PhD. or M.D) in a relevant field (e.g., anthropology, nursing, public health, psychology, sociology, social work) relevant to the two domains of The FLORIDA-FIRST BRIGADE (mental health; chronic disease prevention and management).

Demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching with diverse student populations.

To Apply:

Candidates should provide a:

  1. cover letter indicating the program area(s) in which they which to be considered
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. a research statement
  4. teaching statement
  5. a statement of their contributions and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  6. up to three peer-reviewed papers.

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.
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