Post Doctoral Researcher, Partnership for Healthy Communities

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Post Doctoral Researcher, Partnership for Healthy Communities

Job no: 500712

College / VP Area:College of Health Sciences

Work type: Staff

Location: Newark

Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

Context of Job:

The Partnership for Healthy Communities (PHC) is one member of a university-wide Community Engagement Initiative (CEI) at the University of Delaware (UD), a Carnegie-designated Community Engaged University. As part of the College of Health Sciences (CHS), the mission of PHC is to support engaged research, expand service-learning opportunities, and build community capacity for improved health and well-being in Delaware communities experiencing health and social inequities. To accomplish this, PHC’s work prioritizes discovery and translation; education and experiential learning; and engagement and partnership. PHC seeks a postdoctoral researcher to (1) Increase the capacity for community- engaged scholarship (CES) at CHS; (2) Enhance the national recognition of PHC as a leader in university-community partnerships through publications and conference presentations; and (3) Contribute to scholarship around community engagement.

Major Responsibilities:

+ With guidance and support from PHC leadership, the postdoctoral researcher will serve as a coordinator of multiple grant-funded and other activities including the Delaware State Health Improvement Plan, engagement with university-level CEI, and leadership and support of CHS community-engagement initiatives in close collaboration with internal and external partners.

+ The postdoctoral researcher will represent PHC on various internal (e.g., Community Engagement Council, Community Engagement Scholars Program) and external groups.

+ In addition, the postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for supporting other PHC initiatives such as the HEALTH 4 All Program or Healthy Communities Delaware; this support may include grant writing, evaluation, and scholarly publications and presentations.


+ Candidate should have a Ph.D. in public health or a closely related field at the time of the appointment as well as a background that includes evidence of participation in authentic community engagement initiatives and working with diverse communities.

+ Evidence of prior teaching and mentoring experience with undergraduate and graduate students is preferred.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Job Posting: JC252679197

Posted On: Dec 17, 2023

Updated On: Apr 18, 2024

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