Job TitleAssistant Professor (Health Education and Promotion) in Health, Behavior and Society
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range -
Location Baltimore, MD US
Deadline February 08, 2022
Contact Name Dept. of Health, Behavior and Society
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The Department of Health, Behavior and Society in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start July 1, 2022 or soon thereafter. Priority attention will be given to those who hold substantive pedagogical and research expertise in health education and health promotion with an emphasis on advancing the use of innovative behavior change, health communication, and community methods, theories, and interventions that address pressing public health problems. In particular, there is a desire to build capacity in the department in research and teaching focused on designing, implementing, and evaluating effective health interventions at all levels of the socioecological framework, and the successful applicant would play a lead role in this capacity building. The ideal candidate should have expertise in using participatory methods and working with multidisciplinary teams to assess community assets and needs, and to create, implement, and evaluate programs, practices, and policies that foster health. They should demonstrate capability in leading research and teaching in the design of behavior change interventions that apply strategies and methods from health education, health promotion, communication, advocacy, technology, and other fields to improve health and advance behavioral sciences in public health. The selected candidate will also be expected to provide professional service to the University, profession, and community.
Applicants must hold an earned doctorate degree in health education, health promotion, public health, communication, behavioral sciences or a closely related field at the time of employment. We seek applicants with programs of research (active and/or planned) that promote evidence-based practice, utilize practice-based evidence, and strive to improve health using theories, methods, and tools of behavioral science, health education, health promotion, and health communication.
Evidence of relevant peer-reviewed publications, success or potential for success in external grant funding, and classroom teaching and mentoring experience are beneficial. Given the current pedagogical needs of the Department, candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to graduate teaching and advising, with a readiness for teaching (as evidenced by prior teaching and/or teaching assistant experience) soon after joining the faculty. Courses may include needs assessment, program planning, community organizing, program implementation, evaluation of public health interventions, health literacy, policy related to health promotion, and intervention research methods.
Preference will be given to candidates who have: (a) an established record of or potential for research and scholarly activity, (b) teaching experience, (c) health education/public health practice experience, and (d) a commitment to community engagement. Public health and/or health education-related certification (i.e., CPH, CHES®, MCHES®) and/or engagement with professional associations (i.e., SOPHE, APHA, etc.) is desirable.
Applicants must submit via Interfolio:
- A cover letter that includes research and practice interests, and brief teaching philosophy, addressed to “Search Committee Chair”
- A statement of demonstrated commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity (IDARE) in scholarship, teaching, policy, and practice, and ways to continue to uplift these principles as a member of the Bloomberg faculty, and
- A list of three professional referees that includes their complete contact information
Please direct all questions about this search to Steven Montera, Administrative Specialist, Department of Health, Behavior & Society at email@example.com. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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