Boston University, School of Public Health

Position ID:BU-BUSPH-CHSSEARCH [#20533]
Position Title: Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02118, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Population Health
Public Health
Health Behavior and Health Promotion
Health Communication
Community Health / Community Health
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/11/16)
Position Description:   URMs  

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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.

Position Qualifications. 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.

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.

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 (

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Further Info:
715 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118