Open Rank Faculty Position in Health and Social Change


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Emerson College believes the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus climate where everyone can thrive is only possible in an authentically inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible, sustainable and socially just environment. As a community of storytellers, we continually strive to cultivate a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College invites applications for a tenured (Associate), tenure-track (Assistant), or non-tenure-track (Term) full-time, on-campus position to take an active role in building and teaching in a new undergraduate major, https://www.emerson.edu/programs/health-and-social-change-ba, to launch in Fall 2023. We encourage applications from all of these faculty levels. The appointment begins August 24, 2023 with a mandatory 2-day orientation August 24 & 25, 2023.


The HSC major grounds students in the principles of public health with a focus on social justice, building students’ knowledge and skills to implement cultural, social, and policy change around health-related issues at local and global levels. The ideal candidate will develop and teach health-focused courses that critically examine structures and systems driving health disparities and their intersections with race, gender, sex, disability, etc. HSC is an interdisciplinary major housed in the https://www.emerson.edu/academics/academic-departments/communication-sciences-disorders. Possible areas of expertise include public health, critical health studies, global health, health science, mental health, health communication, health and arts, disability studies, medical anthropology.


Required qualifications include: Ph.D. or doctorate in a health-related discipline (see above) and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from various backgrounds. Tenured and tenure-track candidates will be expected to maintain a program of research. All candidates will engage in teaching and service. The teaching load may include graduate, undergraduate, on-campus and/or online courses. There may be opportunities to take on administrative roles with appropriate workload adjustments.


Emerson College enrolls over 5,800 graduate and undergraduate students from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. Its main campus is located in the dynamic, multicultural city of Boston. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson’s commitment to inclusive excellence is supported by a range of resources such as the Director of Faculty Development and Diversity, the Social Justice Center (including the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning & Research), and the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.


To apply, please submit the following:


• Cover letter


• Curriculum vitae


• Teaching statement


• Research statement (tenured/tenure-track applicants)


• Evidence of effective teaching (including recent course evaluations, if available)


• Names of three references that will be contacted with your approval if you become a finalist


Please note, in the job application where there is the “CV/Cover Letter/ Additional Documents” drop box, you must include all of the required materials listed above. You can upload each document separately or as a combined PDF. Your application will not be complete without these documents.


If you are having issues uploading, please email mailto:facultycareers@emerson.edu.


Questions about the position should be directed to Robin Danzak, Ph.D. (Search Committee Chair) at mailto:robin_danzak@emerson.edu. Review of applications will begin September 12, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.


To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/3123965


About Us

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.


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