University of South Florida College of Public Health
Maternal and Child
Health Postdoctoral Fellows
The USF COPH was the first accredited school of public health in the state
of Florida, and it is a global resource with research and practice centers addressing areas of public health importance such as Maternal and
Child Health, Occupational Health, Violence Prevention, Behavioral Health, and Biological Threats. In 2019, it received re-accreditation by
CEPH for the full 7 years.
The COPH’s mission is to provide excellence in public health education,
leadership, advocacy, research and service; to nurture and motivate our students; and to deliver enhanced health and well-being to all
humankind through collaborative partnerships with researchers, educators, health professionals and administrators. The vision
of the college is be the exemplar catalyst for public health innovation and advancement of the profession, locally and
Core values of the COPH include: social responsibility; social justice;
multidisciplinary approach, global perspective, altruism, diversity and inclusiveness, leadership, and academic excellence. The COPH’s
leadership includes the Dean, four strategic lead areas (Policy, Practice and Leadership; Population Health Sciences; Global and Planetary
Health; and Interdisciplinary Science and Practice), and a Faculty Assembly. The COPH has 241 faculty with regular, adjunct and affiliate
appointments as well as 180 professional and support staff. The COPH offers two undergraduate degree programs (BSPH, BSHS); and five
graduate degree programs (MPH, MSPH, MHA, PhD, and DrPH) and up to 15 concentration areas. The COPH has an active research program, with an
increase in sponsored research dollars from $1 million in 1990-91 to approximately $25 million in current funding. The USF COPH houses the
only MCH concentration in any School/College of Public Health in the state and is a recognized leader in the field.
University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science, and
Practice (CoE) is recruiting for two postdoctoral fellows to contribute to the center’s research and teaching needs in
maternal and child health (MCH) and to become prepared for MCH faculty positions and MCH leadership positions at the national and state
levels. These are two-year fellowships funded by the HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, with particular foci on research
pertaining to maternal/infant health, child/adolescent health, women’s health, sexual/reproductive health, family/community violence, and
unintentional injury. There is specific interest in recruiting individuals from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds in addition to other
underrepresented minority backgrounds.
College/Division:College of Public Health
Salary Plan: Temporary
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Nationally competitive salary with excellent benefits
Position begins onsite
January 4, 2021.
Fellows will be mentored by matched research faculty and develop plans for
professional growth. In addition, the postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to collaborate with MCH faculty and postdoctoral
fellows in other MCHB-funded programs, as well as with Title V and other MCH organizations and partners locally, regionally, and nationwide.
Postdoctoral MCH research fellows will also participate/lead classes and seminars. Support for professional conferences and other
dissemination activities will be provided. Fellows will teach one or two graduate classes per year and be expected to further their research
by developing grant proposals with faculty and publishing in the peer-reviewed literature, in addition to collaborating with ongoing MCH
QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):
- Doctoral degree in maternal and child health, social/behavioral sciences, epidemiology, public health, or a
closely related field to be earned prior to hiring date;
- A publication record in peer-reviewed journals of recognized excellence;
- Teaching experience (may be as a teaching assistant or in another instructional capacity)
- A defined research focus including (but not limited to) maternal/infant health, child/adolescent health,
women’s health, sexual/reproductive health, family/community violence, and unintentional injury;
- Unique skillsets in MCH
practice/policy development, social marketing, health education, epidemiology, quality improvement, dissemination and implementation
science, health literacy, translational research, and/or new technology;
- Established record of scholarly research, including
extramural funding, and;
- Enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring graduate students.
Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.
Job Opening Number: 25802
Posting Date: 08/31/2020
Posting End Date: Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin October 19, 2020.
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curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter indicating how minimum and preferred qualifications are met. Unofficial graduate education
transcripts and a list of five references will also be required. An employment background check is required.
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