Overview

The Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS) in the School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh (http://www.bchs.pitt.edu/) invites applications for a full-time (appointment stream) Assistant or Associate Professor in public health. BCHS works to improve and promote health and equity by engaging individuals, communities, and systems through our research, teaching, and practice. The Department has a strong commitment to practice-oriented research, evidence-based interventions, and dissemination of findings. Our faculty prepare the public health workforce for the 21st century, engages with communities in mutually beneficial and respectful ways, and seeks to reduce health disparities by promoting health for all.

The successful applicant must be able to explore and advance public health using both health equity and global health lenses and should have expertise in the following: social and behavioral sciences in public health, including a strong grounding in qualitative methods; public health theories; public health approaches such as the use of the social-ecological framework and the life course approach; community health, community assessment, and community-based intervention development and evaluation; maternal and child health, women’s health, reproductive health and rights; and a broad view of population health. A demonstrated history of meaningful mentorship of students is essential. Applicants should hold a doctorate in public health or a related social science discipline and have an interest in building partnerships across disciplines within the University. Applicants should also have a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary education and research. Evidence of scholarly productivity is required, including teaching, publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals, and a history of successful funding acquisition, demonstrating the potential to transition to independent investigator status. In addition to the qualifications above, appointment at the Associate level requires five years of experience and demonstrated scholarly productivity, including funded research, and extensive publications in peer-reviewed journals. Salary and rank commensurate with background/experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching philosophy statement, DEI statement, and the names and contact details of three references.  Please apply through Requisition # 22004792 through www.join.pitt.edu. Review of applications will commence upon receipt of all materials and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date: June 2023.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching philosophy statement, DEI statement, and the names and contact information of three references. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets. The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.