The College for Public Health and Social Justice (CPHSJ) at Saint Louis University (SLU) is seeking qualified applicants for two 9-month, tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall of 2023.


The College for Public Health and Social Justice includes the departments of Behavioral Science and Health Education, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Health Management and Policy.  It offers a competitive, well-established Master of Public Health, Bachelor of Science degrees in Public Health, Health Management, and Biostatistics and a research-focused PhD in Public Health Studies. We are seeking candidates who will promote a culture of equity and hope with a strong commitment to health for all.


Applicants for this position must hold an earned doctorate in public health or a related field. Applicants must also demonstrate experience in the classroom and an interest in mentoring students from the undergraduate through the doctoral levels. Specifically, we are seeking faculty who can teach foundational public health courses in epidemiology and behavioral and social science. Successful candidates will demonstrate research success appropriate for an early career scholar with a clear vision of how their research will develop in the coming years. Areas of expertise that are of interest include: infectious and chronic diseases, geospatial health, environmental determinants of health, disaster preparedness, maternal and child health, health across the lifespan, and advocacy and policy. Primary responsibilities include conducting and publishing research, obtaining external funding, teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, student mentoring, and service to the university, profession, and community. We encourage applicants to apply whose teaching and research demonstrate a commitment to social justice approaches to equity for historically excluded communities. Salary is competitive with top-ranked institutions and is dependent on qualifications, experience, and current research funding.


Saint Louis University CPHSJ is a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited school of public health in a Catholic, Jesuit university, and is committed to social justice, public health practice, collaboration, and innovation that leads to improved population health. The CPHSJ is nationally recognized for applied and community-based research. We are a mission-driven academic community where teaching, research, and service foster the growth of a more just and equitable society at home and around the world. Students who enroll in the College and its programs share the mission of community service, health equity, and social justice.


Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice tackles the greatest challenges to the health and well-being of our communities. St. Louis, our beloved city, is an exciting place for community engagement, teaching, and public health research. Our campus is in an ethnically diverse city neighborhood that features a major performing-arts district and a wide array of cultural institutions. The St. Louis region has two local health departments that serve St. Louis City and St. Louis County, with nearly 10 additional local health departments that serve the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. CPHSJ has strong relationships with public health practice partners and is home to the first academic health department in the region. Many SLU MPH and PhD alumni are leaders in these organizations. Our research addresses big questions and emerging issues around the globe. In the last few years, SLU researchers have done groundbreaking research on the COVID-19 pandemic, joined regional leaders in transforming St. Louis into a national geospatial hub, and launched six interdisciplinary institutes covering a variety of issues from water to drug discovery to health disparities. In a city known for its rich array of nonprofits, Saint Louis University welcomes and values partnerships with industry and organizations interested in advancing research and education. Our faculty and students work side-by-side with experts and professionals to take their research out of the lab and into communities around the world.


The St. Louis region is also known as a health care hub with many potential partnership opportunities with BJC HealthCare; Mercy; SSM Health; Ascension; Centene (the nation’s largest Medicaid insurer); Cigna/Express Scripts (the largest pharmacy benefit management company in the US); and Bayer, to name a few. We also are a growing home of entrepreneurial start-ups, with the region noted as one of the top regions in the nation for start-ups, a large portion of which are health care related. It is also home to the Cortex Innovation Community.


All applications must be made online at https://slu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers; applications must include curriculum vitae, cover letter, and 3 to 5 professional references with contact information. Applicants should include a detailed statement on how they have addressed diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and/or service. Formal review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled. Please contact Nicole Lyon, nicole.lyon@slu.edu with questions.


At Saint Louis University, we’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as values rooted in Ignatian spirituality. Because of this commitment, we aspire to build communities that are unburdened by discrimination and oppression while advancing the Ignatian concepts of educating the whole person. With inclusion as a core belief at SLU, we have diverse religious, racial, and cultural communities on campus. Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages nominations of and application from women, people in demographic minority groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.


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Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations and a booster dose for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employee’s start date will result in termination of the employment.  Proof of vaccine will be submitted through an online portal made available to you during your Workday onboarding tasks.


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