The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences (PPHS) within the Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM) at Wright State University is seeking applicants for an Open Rank faculty position in Population and Public Health Sciences with research specialization in substance use and related comorbidities. The successful candidate will conduct independent and collaborative research and teach and mentor students.

Specifically, the candidate will maintain an active, extramurally funded, research program. In addition, the candidate will seek opportunities to involve others in their research, including faculty and students in PPHS and other BSOM departments. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with BSOM’s new Division of Addiction Medicine.

PPHS has a 30+ year history of funding to carry out community-based behavioral health research and program evaluation in Ohio, led by the Center for Interventions, Treatment, and Addictions Research (CITAR) and the Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues (SARDI) Program. This hire is part of an initiative to continue that tradition.


The department and school have numerous strong external partnerships within the community, including with Public Health Dayton Montgomery County, the Dayton VA Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton Children’s Hospital, The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS), Greater Dayton Premier Management (Dayton Public Housing), and local law enforcement and correctional facilities.


The Public Health Program within PPHS offers a unique academic learning environment. The program is housed within a community-based medical school that values partnerships and collaborative programming with public health stakeholders. At the undergraduate level, students can earn a BS or BA degree in Public Health.

At the graduate level, students can earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with concentrations in population health and health promotion and education, as well as a graduate certificate in epidemiology, emergency preparedness, public health leadership, or aerospace medicine.

Minimum Qualifications:

•       PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD, DO, or equivalent degree with all requirements completed by time of appointment.

•       Expertise and research experience in social and behavioral health, substance use, mental health, intravenous drug use comorbidities, health disparity/equity research, or related topics.

•       Record of past or current extramural research funding.

•       Evidence of productivity resulting from previous research commensurate with rank (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, posters, presentations, reports, and/or other products).

•       To qualify for the rank of Assistant Professor, the candidate must meet the minimum qualifications listed above.

•       To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, the candidate must meet the criteria outlined in the department’s Associate Professor promotion requirements: https://medicine.wright.edu/faculty-and-clinical-affairs/policy-3a-guidelines-for-appointment-and-promotion-for-fully-affiliated-faculty#tab=associate-professor.

•      To be considered for the rank of Professor, the candidate must meet the criteria outlined in the department’s Professor Promotion requirements: https://medicine.wright.edu/faculty-and-clinical-affairs/policy-3a-guidelines-for-appointment-and-promotion-for-fully-affiliated-faculty#tab=professor.

Preferred Qualifications:

•       Record of current extramural research funding from NIH, NSF, or other state or national funding agency.

•       Experience as a grant reviewer for NIH, NSF, or other state or national funding agency.

•       Participation in student and faculty mentorship.

•       Graduate teaching experience.

•       Record of successful collaboration with community partners.

•       Record of leadership in professional and community organizations.

Essential Functions and Percent of Time:

•       Conduct research and submit grant proposals – 70%

•       Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses and mentor students – 20%

•       Participate in university, community, and professional service – 10%

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae detailing educational background, professional experience, research, teaching, and service, a statement of research, and names of three professional references.

All candidates must include a Diversity and Inclusion statement with their materials:

Please explain how your values and experiences are reflected in your teaching and/or research and/or service or mentorship practice(s) so as to contribute to a culture of equity, inclusion and campus diversity at Wright State University. Please provide an example of a time when you altered or changed your approach to research, teaching, or service because of the diversity of the group you were working with.

To apply, go to https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/17224 First consideration: January 16, 2023. Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.