Full-Time Faculty Positions, Department of Community Health Sciences

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Job Description

The Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) is seeking applicants to join our vibrant body of faculty researchers and educators. This is an open rank recruitment of senior and junior faculty candidates. Successful candidate will have an established track record of, or potential for, imminent external funding for research, and a deep commitment to teaching graduate students.

The School of Public Health actively seeks to enrich its student and faculty ranks, recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor. We seek to embed—within our curricular and co-curricular activities—the principle that pluralism within a learning community is a source of insight and effectiveness. The Department of Community Health Sciences believes that the cultural, racial/ethnic, and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We are eager to have join our ranks colleagues who support our institutional commitment to ensuring BUSPH is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all members of our community can thrive.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We continue that tradition of educating a diverse and talented student body. The School of Public Health takes the University’s commitment even further with its own detailed plan for fostering a diverse and inclusive community. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of our School’s mission by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond. Our Department’s mission is to apply the social and behavioral sciences to enhance the health and well-being of communities and promote health equity, consistent with the overall mission at the school.

Currently, the Department of Community Health Sciences has 18 primary faculty members who teach and mentor students in master and doctoral programs. Faculty members conduct research supported by NIH, CDC, RWJF and other public and private sources in maternal and child health, substance use, risk communication, health policies, health equity, racism and health, LGBT health, violence, and other areas. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and interest in community-engaged/community-based participatory research, multi-method research, social justice-oriented research, maternal and child health, needs assessment and intervention development, health communications, evaluation, implementation science, public health policy, practice-relevant research, and great potential to teach in these areas and collaborate with and complement current faculty on research.

Required Skills

Candidates should have a relevant doctoral degree, demonstrated commitment to graduate education and mentorship of students, outstanding scholarship as evidenced by publication, and should have—or have great potential for garnering—externally funded research. They will be expected to lead an independent research agenda, actively participate in collaborative research within the department, BUSPH, and beyond; participate in teaching and mentoring master- and doctoral-level students; be an active engaged citizen of our academic community; and provide service to the profession.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that describes their scholarship and teaching experiences and accomplishments and how those interests fit within the mission of the Department and School. To be considered, candidates must also directly address their experiences, strengths, and opportunities for growth with regard to inclusivity and diversity, and how through teaching and/or scholarship they will contribute to our goals to engender a more inclusive and diverse school.  Materials should be submitted via AcademicJobsOnline. Several positions are open; we encourage applications by March 15, 2019, but we will continue to accept submissions on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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