Northern Arizona University seeks candidates for [T]he NARBHA Institute, James Wurgler MD Chair of Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health, newly established in the NAU College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The position of the NARBHA Institute Wurgler Chair will include a tenured appointment in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice. The Chair will report to the Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Science.
The Chair will provide leadership for interdisciplinary research and community partnerships that promote community health, resilience and justice, leading to innovative behavioral health and justice system practices and policies. A key policy goal of the Wurgler Chair is the development of strategies to align the intersection of behavioral health and criminal justice to reduce negative consequences of justice system contacts, particularly for youth and Native American populations in northern Arizona.
Candidates for The NARBHA Institute James Wurgler Chair should be accomplished scholars who qualify for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with a record of research and policy experience at the intersections of criminal justice and behavioral health. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated success in interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavors that bring together academic and community partners; working with and in diverse communities; and be a skilled facilitator. The person selected will be charged with creating linkages and building upon university research and community capacities to develop projects that increase community well-being and inform progressive policy and administration of justice.
The endowment supporting The NARBHA Institute James Wurgler MD Chair of Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health will support research and community initiatives that contribute to understanding of the interrelationships among behavioral health, social and economic inequality, victimization, and the administration of justice. The preferred candidate will have experience and expertise relevant to rural challenges and to the northern Arizona region.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Northern Arizona University has a student population of approximately 29,000, including more than 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU c...arefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.