Temple University’s College of Public Health is leading a new movement to reimagine the future of public health. Through transdisciplinary research and interprofessional education, our students, staff and faculty embrace public health as a catalyst for individual and community change in pursuit of the common good.
The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites applications for early career tenure track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek individuals committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary research in Public Health and other aligned health and social welfare disciplines. Applicants with research in any area of social and behavioral science applied to population health will be considered, but those with agendas focused on the development, implementation and dissemination of substance use/abuse or chronic disease prevention and management are particularly encouraged to apply. In addition, we seek persons with expertise in qualitative and mixed methods.
Qualifications. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in public health or an MPH and a doctorate in a relevant discipline. Individuals should demonstrate interest in interprofessional education and collaborating across disciplines in research. Preferred candidates hold the rank of Assistant Professor/early Associate Professor or are completing a postdoctoral position and should be able to demonstrate involvement in funded projects and strong potential to obtain external funding as independent researchers. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education. Compensation, benefits and start-up are competitive.
The Department. Our 19 faculty strive to promote healthy communities and train students to excel in public health practice and research. We are committed to understanding and addressing the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations by leading and engaging in public health education, research, and service, often in collaboration with community partners. Our robust BSPH program, live and online MPH programs, and a PhD Program in Social & Behavioral Science prepares graduates for exciting career paths as community health educators, counselors and practitioners, policy makers and trailblazing researchers.
The Department has particular research strengths in health behavior change theory and interventions; health communication; child and maternal health; organ and tissue donation; obesity prevention and intervention; and cancer prevention, control and survivorship. The Department ranks first in the College for research expenditures and is committed to using research to inform instructional content and methods. Faculty members actively collaborate with research and clinical colleagues in the College of Public Health as well as the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, the CPH Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and many other government and non- profit public health organizations.
The College. Social and Behavioral Sciences is one of 9 academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines enrolling 4,600 students in in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College, fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health as a school of public health, has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, interprofessional education, research funding, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The School of Social Work is an active participant in the College’s research portfolio that includes behavioral, social and environmental inquiries, medical interventions, and basic science. Particular research strengths include obesity, cancer, mental health, aphasia and other language disorders, HIV/AIDS, organ and tissue donation, and aging. In addition, a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice is being launched.
The College has the highest level of extramural funding per faculty member and second highest amount of total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at Temple University. Much of this research support comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense as well as a wide range of foundations. CPH faculty collaborate with the Center for Public Health Law Research, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Temple University Health System and other area health care systems.
The University. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI- designated Fox Chase Cancer Center.
To apply, send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, a 1-2 page research and teaching statement, and list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin immediately. Prof. Stephen Lepore, Founding Chair, welcomes confidential inquiries at email@example.com.
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