LSU Health New Orleans and the School of Public Health are growing their cancer-related programs, and as such, are seeking candidates for open rank faculty positions in the Community Health Sciences and Policy Program (CHSP) with expertise in cancer and community outreach and engagement. We are seeking candidates with prior experience or expertise in at least one of the following: (1) multi-level interventions to address cancer health disparities and/or inequities; (2) community-based participatory research in cancer intervention; (3) cancer related health services research; or (3) community capacity building in cancer prevention and early detection.
Applicants must hold a doctorate degree. Preferred candidates will have a doctorate degree in public health, community health, social work, or a related field. Applicants with a doctorate degree in a different field who have a masters or demonstrated experience in public or community health will also be considered for this position.
Candidates being considered for this position will have evidence of existing (at the associate professor level or above) or potential (at the assistant professor level) for establishing an independent, extramurally funded research program, a demonstrated interest in teaching, and a commitment to public health. Candidates will be expected to teach courses, collaborate with other researchers, establish independent externally funded research, and advise and mentor students and post-doctoral fellows.
The CHSP Program offers Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. CHSP faculty members enjoy strong collaborative relationships with other Programs in the School of Public Health and with schools across the health sciences center, including the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, School of Allied Health, and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
The selected candidate will receive a competitive salary and start-up funds for research support., The Program offers a highly collegial environment with growth potential. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty.
LSU Health New Orleans is located within the biomedical district of New Orleans. It consists of six professional schools and twelve Centers of Excellence. The School of Public Health (SPH) offers degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD levels in Public Health. The SPH is CEPH accredited and maintains a diverse research portfolio with funding from NIH, CDC, and other state and federal agencies and private institutions. The School’s mission is to advance the public’s health and well-being through education, research, and service, focusing on issues affecting Louisiana. For additional information about SPH, please visit https://sph.lsuhsc.edu.
LSU Health New Orleans is committed to leveraging diversity as an educational resource and an institutional core value. Therefore, we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate where students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds have equitable access and success opportunities. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, we welcome all to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Applications are accepted via the applicant portal: https://lsuhsc.peopleadmin.com/postings/15749
Applicants should include the following:
- a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; a personal statement summarizing your research and teaching interests; and a list of three references (who will only be contacted for finalists).