Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health

Employer
Boston University
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health

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Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) invites accomplished scholars and public health leaders to apply for the professor and chair of its vibrant Department of Community Health Sciences. BUSPH is a leader in the public health community, and the next chair will play a leadership role in the School and across the University as BU seeks to strengthen and coordinate its education and research activities in the area of community health sciences.

BUSPH believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We seek a colleague who will support our institutional commitment to ensuring that BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. BU is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud to be the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, and we continue our tradition of educating a diverse and talented student body. The Boston University School of Public Health pursues a detailed plan for fostering a diverse and inclusive community recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor.

The Department of Community Health Sciences is comprised of 48 faculty, 18 of whom are primary, who are internationally recognized for their innovation in research, scholarship, and teaching to enhance the health and well-being of communities and promote health equity. Departmental faculty apply both social and behavioral sciences to improve the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities; apply scientific theories and evidence from the field to develop interventions and policies tailored to diverse communities; teach courses that emphasize assessment, intervention, communication, advocacy, and community-based research and practice; broaden student understanding of the factors that shape community health and how to improve it; explore how disparities impact health in sexual and other minorities; and promote social change.

The department hosts several large successful Master of Public Health specializations and is well-positioned to develop a PhD program.

Required Skills

Candidates should hold a DrPH, PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree, attained the rank of Professor or be eligible to be appointed at that rank; is, or have been, personally funded by an agency, foundation or other extra-mural source to undertake research in a chosen area of inquiry; demonstrated scholarship through teaching awards, publications and extramurally-funded research, and held leadership or advisory roles in national and international professional groups concerned with issues related to community health sciences.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.

Applicants should provide their curriculum vitae; a cover letter; a research statement describing their research interests and previous experience; a teaching and mentoring statement detailing their teaching experience and their approach to mentoring trainees; and a diversity statement that details how their leadership will promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice at our school at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20533.

Application review begins January 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

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