Assistant Professor in Health Equity – Latino Populations

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and is home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students.  The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.  The area is home to the Five Colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts), with many opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration.  The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford and New York City. 

The School of Public Health & Health Sciences consists of a highly collaborative group of active researchers in a variety of areas, including: health disparities, women's health, cancer biomarkers, community based research, global health, nutrition, environmental health, and genomics. In addition to national and international collaborations, public health faculty members collaborate extensively with faculty from the School's Departments of Nutrition, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders, other departments on campus, the University's Medical School in Worcester, MA, and Baystate Health in Springfield, MA.

Job Description:

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is seeking applicants from a range of fields in public health whose research emphasizes Latino health and attendant health equity issues for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants are encouraged from within the areas of epidemiology, health policy and management, or environmental health.

This is a fully state-funded (9-month) tenure track position. Responsibilities include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, departmental, school and university service. Candidates must possess strong research skills with a proven track record of, or excellent potential for, extramural research funding, preferably from federal funding agencies. Preference will be given to candidates with a commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to health research.

The successful candidate may join the faculty in the programs of Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, or Health Policy and Management, depending on background and research interests. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to become affiliated with a new Center for Community Health Equity Research. Potential areas of research interest may include chronic disease risk, cancer survivorship, immigration policy, social determinants of health, addiction, environmental health and health policy/health services.


Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

  • Terminal degree (PhD, DrPH) in public health or related field of study
  • Evidence of independent and collaborative research potential
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level

Additional Information:

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a description of their research and teaching interests, and contact information for 3 references electronically through Interview Exchange.

The application review process will begin October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 2018.

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