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Join the iCubed team

We are hiring several faculty positions to assist each of the cores as they work with the community to address emerging needs. Position descriptions and application links are listed below each core name. 

General inquiries about iCubed opportunities should be directed to iCubed’s talent acquisition partner at

  • Oral Health in Childhood and Adolescence

    Purpose of core: This core seeks to identify and remove the educational, political, psychological, social and nutritional barriers to the prevention and treatment of dental carries (tooth decay) in the children and adolescents of Richmond.

    Search committee co-chairs
    Tegwyn Brickhouse
    Aashir Nasim, ex-officio member

    Search committee members
    Sarah Jane Brubaker
    Suzanne Mazzeo
    Humberto Fabelo
    Harold Fitrer
    Carolyn Watts

    Coming soon: Assistant professor (non-tenure track/term)

    This position is housed in the School of Social Work. The successful candidate will devote 75 percent of time to understanding and responding to barriers to oral health among inner-city residents, including the provision of clinical services to children, adolescents and their families in screening for oral health needs and case management to access appropriate oral health care in the community while working together with the other members of this core. Additional duties include instruction with social work undergraduate and graduate interns.

  • Social Justice

    Purpose of core: This core employs a collaborative framework to enhance the university’s capacity to engage in a mutual exchange of knowledge with Richmond communities to fully incorporate racial and economic justice perspectives in education, service-learning and professional development; community-driven research and scholarship that advances knowledge about how to resolve emergent and extant issues related to racial and economic justice; and service that facilitates intergroup dialogue and action leading to transformative change in individuals, communities, organizations and institutions.

    Search committee co-chairs
    Betsy Farmer
    Aashir Nasim, ex-officio member

    Search committee members
    Henry Brownstein
    Duron Chavis
    José Dulá
    Deborah Speece

    No openings at this time
  • Health and Wellness in Aging Populations

    Purpose of core: This core addresses problems of older and disabled adults “aging in place” within low-income senior housing apartment buildings and surrounding neighborhoods in urban Richmond, Virginia.

    Search committee co-chairs
    Pamela Parsons
    Patricia Slattum
    Aashir Nasim, ex-officio member

    Search committee members
    Kelechi C. Ogbonna
    Tracey Gendron
    Meghan Gough
    Greg Ford
    Grace Lewis
    Alan Dow
    Denise Burnette

    Note: An ad hoc member will be identified from each school that has a home appointment for the corresponding position.

    Assistant or associate professor in nursing (tenure)

    The successful candidate will conduct scholarship activities focused on systematic reviews, observational studies and health service outcomes evaluation while service will be a composite of departmental, school, university, national and international activities. The successful candidate will teach at the School of Nursing and precept students on Advanced Practice Experiences. In addition, the candidate will be expected to broaden participation among members of underrepresented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; demonstrate leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

    Coming soon: Assistant or associate professor in social work (non-tenure)

    This nine-month term clinical faculty position in the area of gerontological social work will be responsible for working as the primary member from the School of Social Work within this core. Clinical and teaching activities will be focused on iCubed development and service delivery while a quarter of the time will be a composite of departmental, school, university, national and international activities.

  • Culture, Race and Health

    Purpose of core: This core addresses how culture and race/ethnicity impact health and overall well-being, in particular among the citizens of the Crater Health District in Petersburg, Virginia, experiencing health disparities.

    Search committee co-chairs
    Faye Belgrave
    Aashir Nasim, ex-officio member

    Search committee members
    Brandi Galloway
    Kelli Gary
    Maghboeba Mosavel
    Michael Southam-Gerow
    Terri N. Sullivan

    No openings at this time
  • Racial Equity, Arts and Culture

    Purpose of core: This core fosters critical dialogue about and develops mechanisms for advancing the fair treatment of people of all races in and through arts and culture. 

    Search committee co-chairs
    Salem Tsegaye
    Aashir Nasim, ex-officio member

    Search committee members
    Courtney Harris
    Massa Lemu
    Johanna Plummer
    Brandi Summers

    No openings at this time