Lehigh University, Population Health - College of Health

Position ID:Lehigh-PopHealth-2CHHEALTHDISPASSIST [#22432, 23-HE-POHE-2]
Position Title: Community Health Scientist - Health Disparities
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Health Disparities
Community Health
Health Services Research
Population Health
Public Health (more...)
Appl Deadline:2022/11/14 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/29, updated 2022/08/22)
Position Description:    

The College of Health (COH) at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure track faculty member with a specialization in community-based participatory research to address health disparities in the Lehigh Valley. Applications from qualified individuals for hire at the rank of Assistant Professor will be considered. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate by the date of employment in one of the following or related fields: community, public, or population health, the social sciences, the behavioral sciences, or similar. The successful candidate will address health disparities faced by marginalized communities, maintaining at least some focus on one or more communities in the Lehigh Valley. S/he/they will contribute to furthering methodological developments in qualitative and/or mixed methods research within the framework of community-based participatory research. Health area(s) and community(ies) of interest are open. The successful candidate will have the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues within the COH, as well as throughout other colleges at Lehigh University. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in community health and community-based participatory research, as well as upper-level graduate and undergraduate courses in his/her/their area of expertise, will mentor and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, assist with community health curriculum design, and contribute to the growth of the College of Health.

At the core of the COH is a commitment to foster positive change in the communities where we live and work by promoting health equity. The mission of the COH, the newest of five colleges at Lehigh University, is to understand, preserve, and improve the health and well-being of domestic and global populations and communities with community-focused and data-driven research and education in three primary areas: population health, community health, and health innovation and technology. Our strategic plan identifies the core areas of research distinction in which the COH will continue to grow faculty expertise. We intend to build a team of scholars with expertise in both community-based participatory research and health technology in order to collaborate with communities to develop and apply health technologies that will reduce health disparities. We are committed to developing a particular, though not exclusive, focus on marginalized communities in the Lehigh Valley and in Indigenous communities locally, nationally, and globally. The COH offers undergraduate majors in Community and Global Health (BA) and Population Health (BS), as well as graduate degrees including a Master in Public Health and an MS and PhD in Population Health. As our faculty grows, the COH will add a Community Health track to our existing doctorate, an undergraduate major and minor in Biostatistics/Health Data Analytics, a suite of graduate degrees in Digital Health (certificate, MS, PhD), and more. The distinctive experiences of undergraduates and graduate students in the COH include an innovative curriculum, robust experiential learning opportunities, and integrated career and professional development. The COH is host to three research institutes: the Institute for Indigenous Studies, the Institute for Health Policy and Politics, and the Children’s Environmental Precision Health Institute. COH faculty also may participate in a variety of interdisciplinary research centers and institutes throughout the university. The COH administrative suite is located in the Health, Science, and Technology (HST) Building, Lehigh University’s newest, state-of-the-art research facility, which opened in January 2022. The innovative, flexible, and sustainably designed facility will advance Lehigh University’s research innovation in STEM. The innovative design of the building encourages interdisciplinary collaboration; develops functional neighborhoods that create a model of intensity and productivity; and engages the campus community by bringing the public into the building.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS Review of applications will begin September 26, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Fullest consideration will be given to those applicants whose materials are received by October 14, 2022. The anticipated start date is as soon as August 2023. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from women and minorities. Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic partner benefits.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22432.

For additional information please email INCOHFAC@lehigh.edu and indicate the name of the position. Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA, a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Interested applicants are invited to visit the COH website and President Helble’s message on Research and Excellence.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available here. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found here. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.

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