Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program-is Hiring:Opportunities across 8 Universities

1) Position: Tenure-track Faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.

Employer: The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Tuskegee University (TU) invite applications from early-career scientists to apply for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.

Job description: Seeking exceptional candidates from all disciplines with expertise in any of the following research areas: Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity & Diabetes, and Neuroscience with a focus on Health Disparities.

More information:These positions are supported by an NIH award to UAB and TU as part of the NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program. The FIRST Cohort program aims to transform culture at two types of NIH-funded extramural institutions by building a self-reinforcing community of scientists committed to inclusive excellence, through recruitment of a diverse group of individuals.
Additional information and a link to submit your application can be found at https://sites.uab.edu/benjamincarverfirst/apply/

2) Position: Cluster Cohort Hiring initiative for Early Stage Faculty for Biomedical Sciences committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Employer: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Job description: cluster cohort hiring initiative. The 12 new faculty – **with research specializations in the focus areas of neuroscience, health disparities, cancer, and microbiology will be hired across four premier research institutes: The Friedman Brain Institute, the Institute for Health Equity Research, The Tisch Cancer Institute, and the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute.

More information: NIH FIRST at Mount Sinai | Icahn School of Medicine (mssm.edu)

3) Position: 10 Faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.

Employer: Cornell University’s FIRST program (Cornell FIRST) supports the diversification of Cornell faculty in the biological, biomedical, and health sciences.

Job description: Seeking 10 assistant professors in 3 major research areas:

• Quantitative biomedical sciences (biomedical engineering, systems biology, epidemiology, quantitative modeling);
• Infection biology (immunology, bacteriology, public health); and
• Health equity (behavioral science, public health, health communication)

More information:These positions are funded with a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program to Cornell University
Please visit: (Cornell FIRST Open Searches – Cornell FIRST) for more information

4) Position: Cohort of 9 tenure-track Assistant Professors.

Employer: The University of New Mexico (UNM) FIRST program will hire a diverse cohort of early-career faculty in the areas of neuroscience and data science who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job description: The new hires will be part of one of the following six academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Physics and Astronomy, Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Mathematics and Statistics. We anticipate hires in Psychology, and Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and Physics and Astronomy.

More information: The UNM FIRST program is funded by the NIH Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program.

For more information or to be added to our mailing list of interested applicants please complete this form or email us at unmfirst@unm.edu.

5) Position: Cohort of 12 new diverse Assistant Professors

Employer: The UC San Diego FIRST program

Job description: hiring 12 diverse faculty in 4 clusters areas including Cancer, Cardiovascular Sciences, Immunology/Infectious Diseases and Neurosciences . The FIRST faculty will form a cohort and engage in structured Faculty Development Core components that provide effective, evidence-based professional development. FIRST faculty will receive strong mentorship in research and career development, guidance in academic promotion, integration into the university and access to networks of colleagues and communities of diverse scholars over a 5-year training period.

More information: please visit: first.ucsd.edu.

6) Position: Assistant Professor, 9-month tenure-track, multiple positions available.

Employer: The FLORIDA-FIRST Health-Science Brigade

Job description: 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 multiple tenure-track assistant professors with a research focus on mental health or chronic disease prevention and management. The new hires in 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/colleges appropriate to their research foci. Appointments come with full summer salary and at least 75% protected time for research for the first three years.

Hiring for these positions is conducted on a rolling basis.
Applications will be reviewed until all positions are filled.

More information: please visit: https://www.floridafirst.fsu.edu/

To Apply: https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psc/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=51059&PostingSeq=1

7) Position: 10 tenure-track faculty positions

Employer: Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) and the College of Nursing (CON) at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) FIRST FIIRRE program

Job description: . In the context of UofSC’s strategic plan, the FIRST FIIRRE (Faculty Initiative for Improved Recruitment, Retention, and Experience) team has developed a tailored strategy to achieve significant and sustainable institutional culture change by implementing institutional programs and practices that support inclusive excellence. As part of the FIRST FIIRRE cluster recruitment, UofSC seeks diverse candidates from all areas of public health and nursing who (1) have a research focus on health disparities or inequities within their respective discipline, (2) have a strong record of promoting diversity and inclusive excellence, and (3) have not previously held a tenure-track position.

Successful candidates will have a primary tenure track appointment in either ASPH or CON with the possibility of joint/secondary appointments to other units. These appointments feature 75% protected research time until receipt of tenure and will be expected to contribute to the teaching
and service mission of UofSC. The FIRST FIIRRE program will offer candidates competitive salaries, start-up packages, comprehensive onboarding support, extensive faculty development, career advancement services, and tailored support from a diverse mentoring team.
Qualifications: USC seeks diverse candidates from all areas of public health and nursing who (1) have a research focus on health disparities or inequities, (2) have a strong record of promoting inclusive excellence, and (3) have not previously held a tenure-track position. Candidates should have a doctoral degree that prepares them for a career as an independent researcher in the broadly defined fields of public health or nursing and demonstrate a commitment to conducting rigorous research with NIH funding potential and the production of scholarly publications. The FIRST program is especially interested in candidates from groups who are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences.
How to apply: Applications require: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; 5) statement regarding the candidate’s knowledge about, track record in promoting, and plans for advancing equity, inclusion, diversity, and belonging; and 6) contact information for three references. Submit your application at the following links:
ASPH: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/134695
CON: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/135195

More information: Please contact the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics (ASPH), 915 Greene St., Columbia, SC 29208, Telephone: (803) 777-7353, Fax: (803) 777-2524 or Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (CON), 1601 Greene St., Columbia, SC 29208, Telephone: (803) 777-5217.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled by August 2024. The first anticipated start date is August 16, 2023.

6) Position: cohort of at least 10 early-career scientists into tenure-track assistant professor positions

Employer: University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) - FIRST Program in close partnership with University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)

Job description: These new faculty will be hired into broadly themed areas of cancer biology, neuroscience, and microbiology/immunology/vaccinology/infectious diseases, which are areas of significant strength at both institutions.
Through this joint program, UMSOM and UMBC will hire a diverse cohort of at least 10 early-career scientists into tenure-track assistant professor positions. UM FIRST will recruit candidates whose research interests align with various departments, institutes, and centers that have demonstrated validated organizational readiness to promote the advancement of early-career faculty. We anticipate hiring the first two cohorts (3-5 positions) in 2023-2024 and the final two cohorts in 2024-2025.

All qualified individuals with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are welcome to apply. Because evidence suggests that participation in the field of biomedical research by historically marginalized groups can help to alleviate existing healthcare disparities, we encourage applications from a broad range of applicants with backgrounds and life experiences that are underrepresented in biomedical research, including but not limited to underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities and persons from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.
Please plan to provide a cover letter, your current CV, and a statement describing your how your background or life experiences will help to advance under-represented and marginalized groups in biomedical research.

More information: Please submit inquiries about this position here. Interested candidates may apply at link.