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Adaptive Intervention Design Research Methodologist Position Now Open at ASU

Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions (CHS) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor in adaptive intervention design.


Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions (CHS) invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor in adaptive intervention design.

CHS seeks to reimagine precision health by engaging scholars and communities to integrate biological, behavioral, environmental, and socio-cultural influences for personalized and equitable health solutions. Advancing the field of precision health will require targeted prevention programs and disease treatment interventions that leverage the collective expertise of scientists in data informatics, research methodology, community-based research, systems biology, bioinformatics, social determinants of health, lifestyle behavior change, and dissemination and implementation science. For this position, we are looking for scholars with methodological expertise in adaptive intervention designs, including adaptive designs (MOST, SMART, micro-randomized trials), just-in-time adaptive interventions and other digital health designs, and machine learning, system identification, or control systems approaches to behavior change.

Applications from established researchers at all levels are welcome. Responsibilities for this position include developing and maintaining a successful research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students and junior faculty, and providing service to the program and university as well as to the community and profession. The ideal candidate will present evidence of a successful research trajectory commensurate with the appropriate rank (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) including a record of sustained extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications, and a strong commitment to high quality teaching and mentoring.

At ASU and the College of Health Solutions, they work to maximize opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. They value and encourage cultural and intellectual diversity, and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students — which they believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. They equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics.

Through teaching, academic programs, service and research, all faculty at the College of Health Solutions address one or more of our three major areas of focus: 1) The systems of health care and the health needs of populations; 2) Health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan; 3) Personalized interventions through precision health. Across these areas, they work to address complex and difficult health problems which require transformative collaboration, translational research and innovation. They are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities.

Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. They are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

Current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at the ASU Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for eight years in a row. ASU has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, a major milestone in its enterprise-wide commitment to increase the diversity of its student body. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves 135,000 students across all campuses and on-line as of the Fall 2021 semester. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit and


Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate or other relevant terminal degree in a field relevant to precision health such as: research methods, biostatistics, public/population health, system science, engineering, translational bioinformatics, or other health-related disciplines that embody adaptive design and precision health methods
  • Research focus in methodology in adaptive intervention designs
  • Evidence of a strong potential to obtain or evidence of a successful history of obtaining extramural funding to support a robust research portfolio commensurate with an open rank ranging from assistant to full professor
  • Evidence of a sustained history of peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals commensurate with the appropriate rank
  • Evidence of strong potential to teach or evidence of successful teaching at the university level related to the field of precision health or areas of study in the College of Health Solutions (e.g. population health, behavioral health, bioinformatics, exercise, nutrition, speech and hearing) commensurate with the appropriate rank
  • Demonstrated ability to work, collaborate, and communicate effectively with diverse students, colleagues, community partners, and staff in a multicultural environment.
  • Shows commitment to our College’s Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council’s mission and vision.

Desired Qualifications

  • Background, knowledge, and/or research in the area of precision health and health issues relevant to the needs of Arizona’s diverse populations
  • Experience in developing and maintaining community partnerships
  • Evidence of an established research focus
  • Experience teaching online courses at the University level
  • Evidence of participation in translational, trans-disciplinary, and team science initiatives relevant to CHS research domains
  • Evidence of active involvement in university, community, and/or professional service commensurate with rank
  • Evidence of a successful history of obtaining extramural funding from highly competitive sources such as NIH, PCORI, CDC, NSF, similar federal mechanisms, and/or foundations (e.g., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
  • Experience teaching graduate level courses
  • Experience mentoring at least 2 PhD students in research and publishing
  • Demonstrated success and/or commitment to promoting student retention and/or graduation

Application Instructions

Application deadline is December 4, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications, and professional experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the latter stages of the search process.
  • Diversity and Inclusion statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship, or other work related to the position, supports ASU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined above and in the ASU charter.

Fore more information and to apply visit: If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Cristina Quintana at

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