The Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) at the Boston University School of Public Health invites applications for multiple faculty positions with start dates expected to be in Summer/Fall 2023. We are looking to meet a variety of needs within our growing and thriving department, and outstanding candidates at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, Full) are encouraged to apply. We seek faculty members who will lead innovative scholarship and teaching, as well as work collaboratively with community partners, fellow public health researchers, and/or practitioners across disciplines and sectors. Boston University 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 CHS department seeks to sustain and grow a vibrant community of faculty, staff and students in which all members share a sense of belonging and are motivated to create a workplace where everyone can flourish. We seek colleagues who share our commitment to advance racial and social justice and health equity through excellence in research, teaching and public health policy and practice. 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 CHS department faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for innovation in research, scholarship, and teaching to advance health equity in and with communities. Faculty apply theories and evidence from numerous disciplines to the development of public policies, programs and practices that advance equity particularly among historically and structurally marginalized communities.
The Department is home to several robust graduate degree programs, including multiple certificates for our school-wide MPH program (Community Assessment, Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation; Health Communication and Promotion; Maternal and Child Health; and Mental Health and Substance Use). Additionally, department faculty serve in leadership roles for the school-wide Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) and undergraduate public health programs. Our faculty are dedicated to teaching courses that emphasize field-based learning, community-based practice and research, and skills to enact social and policy change. CHS is home to the BUSPH Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Education, Science and Practice, as well as three Public Health Workforce Development Training Centers. We welcome applicants with expertise in all areas of community health sciences. Methodologic areas of particular interest include but are not limited to: community-partnered research; multi-method research; implementation and systems science. Content areas of particular interest include but are not limited to: social determinants and structural systems of oppression; multi-sectoral interventions for health equity; maternal, child, and family health; sexual health; LGBTQiA health; interpersonal and community violence; substance use and mental health across the life course. We welcome Individuals whose contributions to community health practice will enhance their ability to teach and mentor students and conduct research on these topics.
Position Qualifications. All candidates must have a PhD, DrPH or equivalent doctoral degree in public health or a related field of study, demonstrated commitment to graduate education and mentorship of students and/or demonstrated research record for their career stage.
Applicants should provide their curriculum vitae; a cover letter; a research statement describing their research interests and previous experience; a teaching statement; and a statement that details how their research and mentoring will promote diversity and inclusivity at our school.
Application review will begin mid-January 2023 and continue until the positions are 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.
Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. To learn more, please visit our Equal Opportunity Office (bu.edu/eoo/).