Artificial Intelligence for Community Health Position at Illinois KINESIOLOGY & COMMUNITY HEALTH

University of Illinois

Artificial Intelligence for Community Health Position at Illinois KINESIOLOGY & COMMUNITY HEALTH

  • Institution: University of Illinois
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Illinois
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Artificial Intelligence for Community Health Position at Illinois KINESIOLOGY & COMMUNITY HEALTH

  • University of Illinois | Illinois
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: January 01, 2024
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Job TitleArtificial Intelligence for Community Health Position at Illinois KINESIOLOGY & COMMUNITY HEALTH

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Illinois

Application Deadline December 15, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Dr. Pedro Hallal

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Job Description

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The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking one new faculty hire to complement the Department’s existing research lines in Artificial Intelligence (AI). This position was approved as part of a larger cluster hire in hire in AI for Community Health – involving multiple units at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree. This opportunity is part of an ambitious, ongoing campus and college expansion in artificial intelligence.  Candidates for these positions could be either senior (Associate or Professor) or early-career faculty (Assistant Professor). Successful candidates should have (or demonstrate potential to have) a history of leading large research groups and interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring. We seek collaborative candidates with a strong, innovative vision. Competitive start-up packages exist for qualified candidates. The new hire will also help advance our self-supporting Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Health Administration (MHA), and Master of Science in Health Technology (MS-HT).

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate should have a doctoral degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Community Health, Psychology, Kinesiology, other health-related fields, or in a field related to AI such as Human Factors, Computer Science, Engineering, or Robotics. A strong record of academic scholarship that meets the qualifications for the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor at the University of Illinois is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Ideally, candidates would demonstrate a focused line of research in one or more of the following areas: (a) health data analytics; (b) physical activity measurement for research and intervention purposes; (c) use of wearable technologies to monitor and manage chronic conditions, cognition or symptoms that predict advancement of disease; (d) use of AI to support healthcare decision-making, (e) machine learning to evaluate data from smart technologies in the home to predict health and wellness outcomes; (f) integration of AI and robotics to support in-home activities; (g) ethics of AI. The committee strongly encourages applications from women and persons from historically underrepresented groups.


To apply, create a candidate profile here and upload all required documents, including:

·         Application letter that includes:

o   Research statement (max 4 pages);

o   Teaching and mentoring statement (max 3 pages);

o   Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (max 2 pages);

o   Vision for this position (max 2 pages).

·         Curriculum vitae

·         A list of names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers for at least three references. Candidates will be informed before references are contacted.


Appointment Information
This is a 100% full-time Academic position, appointed on a 9-month basis. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information
For full consideration, applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on December 15, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. Initial review of applications will begin immediately afterward. However, the position will remain open until filled. The earliest starting date is August 16, 2024 (negotiable). For additional information, please contact Search Committee Chair, Pedro Hallal,, 217-974-6382.


For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.



The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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