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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 iCubed@vcu.edu.

 
  • 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

    Assistant or associate professor (tenure track)

    This position is housed in the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. The successful candidate will devote 75 percent time to understanding and responding to barriers to oral health by working together with the other members of this core. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply. 

    Assistant or associate professor (tenure track)

    This position is housed in the Department of Psychology in the College of Humanities and Sciences. The successful candidate will devote 75 percent of time to understanding and responding to barriers to oral health by working together with the other members of this core; will focus on health behavior change as it relates to nutrition in addition to the structural barriers to children and adolescents seeking and receiving oral health care in Richmond. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

    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. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

    Assistant or associate professor (tenure track)

    This position is housed in the School of Dentistry. The successful candidate will devote 75 percent of time to understanding and responding to barriers to oral health by working together with the other members of this core. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

    Postdoctoral fellow

    This position will engage in research activities related to this core, focusing on health disparities analysis of health care claims data to understand the impact of community-based interventions in oral health. The successful candidate will devote 90 percent of time working together with the other members of this core and will take a major role in initiating research projects, grant applications for studies involving the analysis of health care claims data, national data sets and behavioral interventions in oral health disparities such as early childhood caries. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

  • 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

    Visiting scholar (3 vacancies)

    Visiting scholars should bring expertise and enthusiasm for working collaboratively across academic units and with the surrounding community. Specific disciplines and areas of substantive focus are open, but we are particularly interested in individuals who focus on food security, educational achievement and social/community entrepreneurship. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

  • 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.

    Residency/Pharmacy

    Residents will work as a team to perform age-appropriate medical and medication histories, interpret diagnostic and therapeutic tests, coordinate care by facilitating care transitions and assist in precepting and educating health professional students. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

    Term Faculty in Nursing (non-tenure)

    The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this core’s development and implementation through clinical service and preceptorship, as well as required departmental, school and university activities, and will teach at the School of Nursing. 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; and integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

    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.

    Assistant or associate professor in pharmacy (tenure)

    The successful candidate will conduct scholarship activities focused on systematic reviews, observational studies and clinical trials while service will be a composite of departmental, school, university, national and international activities. The candidate will teach at the School of Pharmacy and precept students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences and will be expected to broaden participation among members of underrepresented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching or public engagement. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

    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. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

    Assistant or associate professor in urban planning/gerontology (tenure)

    The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in urban planning and 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; and integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

  • 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

    Associate professor in psychology (tenure track)

    The successful candidate will collaborate with other core members and communities in health disparities and health equalities work; will teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in areas of specialization and in areas related to culture, race/ethnicity and health; will train doctoral students in areas related to health disparities, community-engaged research and other topics related to culture, race/ethnicity and health; will contribute to one of the department’s doctoral programs in health, counseling, clinical or general experimental (with concentrations in developmental and social psychology); will provide departmental, university and community/public service; and will provide 75 percent of effort to the goals of this core. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

    Postdoctoral fellowship in community-engaged health disparities research

    The post-doctoral fellow will contribute 100% of their effort to this core, effectively collaborate with other core faculty and its community partners and will contribute towards the successful definition and achievement of core goals. The fellow will be immersed in activities related to improving health equities through research and community engagement and will join a leadership team of five faculty and community members with demonstrated commitment to improving health equalities for underrepresented minorities. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

    Postdoctoral fellowship in community-engaged research 

    The post-doctoral fellow will join the Culture, Race and Health Transdisciplinary Core and contribute 100% of their effort to this core within the Department of Health Behavior and Policy. The fellow will effectively collaborate with other core faculty and community partners and will contribute towards the successful definition and achievement of core goals. The fellow will be immersed in activities related to improving health equities through research and community-engaged activities and will join a leadership team of five faculty and community members with demonstrated commitment to improving health equalities for underrepresented minorities. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

  • 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

    Visiting scholar

    The visiting scholar will focus on one of the following areas defined by the core: Social Transformation through Arts and Culture; Changing Structural Inequalities in the Arts; Community Arts. The visiting scholar will contribute 75% of their time to core work. Remaining time is protected for completing proposed research or scholarship in any of the three core content areas. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.

    Visiting arts fellow (up to two vacancies)

    Visiting fellows will focus on one of the following areas defined by the core: Social Transformation through Arts and Culture; Changing Structural Inequalities in the Arts; Community Arts. Each fellow will contribute 75% of their time to core work. Remaining time is protected for completing proposed research, scholarship or creative work in any of the three core content areas. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.