The Institute for Health Equity Research (IHER) is seeking a dynamic and experienced scholar in the areas of geospatial science, epidemiology or environmental health science. The successful candidate will direct the Geospatial Health research group within IHER, leading innovative research and seeking to increase capacity and use of geospatial tools and methods to understand and eliminate health disparities. The candidate must demonstrate ability to contribute actively to IHER’s diverse initiatives, provide mentorship to early career investigators and graduate students, and foster collaborations across disciplines and institutions. The successful candidate will be given a faculty appointment at the professor or associate professor level within the Department of Population Health Science and Policy.

The Mount Sinai Institute for Health Equity Research (IHER) brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts to address the longstanding disparities in health and health care that are pervasive in our country. IHER’s mission to promote health equity has never been more critical.  Our work is informed by four Core areas: health care delivery science, community engagement, data and research, and research workforce. Each Core encompasses multiple projects and initiatives led by our team of nationally renowned health equity researchers. Initiatives range from ensuring that non-English speakers have access to the very best emergency care in their native tongue, to community-driven studies to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in mental health treatment, to engaging and recruiting diverse populations for clinical trials. Our multi-pronged approach allows IHER to conduct clinical, translational, and health services science that transforms practice and policy in a comprehensive and enduring way.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills as well as a commitment to health equity research and promoting diversity in research. Candidates should hold a PhD. or DrPH, at least 10 years of research experience, including external funding, as well as a strong publication record. We value diversity of all kinds.

To submit your application materials or if you have questions regarding this opening, please contact the IHER faculty search manager at iher@mountsinai.org using “Geospatial Health Faculty Search” in the subject line.

Requested Application Materials:

  • 1-page cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Description of research and teaching experience – including accomplishments and plans, (maximum of 3 pages)
  • 1-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • References


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