Assistant or Associate Professor

Richmond, Virginia
Sep 25, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Health Behavior and Policy in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine invites applications for multiple full time 12-month, tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The mission of the Department of Health Behavior and Policy is to transform the health landscape through multidisciplinary research, education, and service, with a strong emphasis on promoting health equity. Our research identifies the behavioral, social, organizational, and policy factors that affect the health and health care of individuals and populations. We utilize rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods and engage diverse communities to develop and evaluate programs and policies designed to promote health and improve health care delivery. Our research findings inform the translation of effective programs and policies into practice. As educators, we aim to develop thought leaders with diverse perspectives for professional and research careers through two doctoral programs (Social & Behavioral Sciences and Healthcare Policy & Research).

We are seeking applications from candidates who have expertise and a programmatic line of research in one or more of the following areas:

  • Health services, health care policy, or health economics: including the effects of federal, state, and local health care policies on access to health care and insurance coverage, health outcomes, costs and quality of care; and / or the role of payment and delivery system reforms


  • Social and behavioral sciences: including design, testing and evaluation of novel health communication and/or decision aid interventions; patient decision-making; community-based health promotion; and / or women’s health 
  • Cancer prevention and control: including the effects of health care policy and health care delivery on cancer treatment and outcomes; interventions to increase cancer screening; design and testing of lifestyle interventions in cancer survivors

The ideal applicants will demonstrate a commitment to promoting health equity, as well as evidence of transdisciplinary research that is complementary to ongoing work in the department. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should show evidence of research productivity and the potential to obtain external funding. Applicants at the Associate Professor level should show evidence of a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio including external funding commensurate with rank. Faculty members will also support the department with teaching responsibilities at the graduate level.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should access the following link to complete the online application: Please include your CV, cover letter and contact for 3 references. Please email questions to: Peter Cunningham, PhD, Search Committee Chair,