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Job Title: Chair
Job Number: 19390
Organization: University at Buffalo
Posted: 5/2/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Buffalo,  NY    USA
Position Description: The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, seeks a Chair for the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior (CHHB). We seek candidates with a strong record in academic leadership and research in community health, health behavior, or a related field. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm and vision for advancing the department’s academic programs, research portfolio and service engagement. CHHB is committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in research, education and service. Applications from individuals who will contribute to that diversity, including underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate in public health or related discipline or an MD, and relevant experience in community health, health behavior or a closely related field. The candidate must be at the rank of full professor or have demonstrated academic experience and scholarship to be appointable at the rank of full professor with tenure.

A demonstrated record of successful administrative leadership, training and mentoring is desired. The ideal candidate should have a strong record of externally funded research and bring a clear vision for advancing the department’s academic programs, research portfolio and service engagement. A collaborative leadership style is preferred. Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations in preferred.

Organization Description: CHHB is part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions, founded in 2003 and accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Programs in the school include new and growing undergraduate majors in public health and statistics. The University at Buffalo is the State University of New York’s largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and is its primary center for professional education and training. UB is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Buffalo provides a rich environment for research collaborations. CHHB has a history of strong collaborations including with faculty from other departments in SPHHP, other Schools in the UB Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Dental Medicine, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) and with other University at Buffalo faculty. In addition, they collaborate with community-based organizations, small businesses, health departments and affiliated institutions, including Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute, the Clinical Research Institute on Addictions, the Veterans Administration, hospital systems, and other agencies in the region.

Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located in the western region on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Buffalo – the City of Good Neighbors – is a big city with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and modest cost of living. The educational system is excellent. Buffalo-Niagara, a region of 1.2 million people, is home to world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive citywide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams. These are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo a great place to work, study and live. For more information, about the region, visit our Buffalo-Niagara region website.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Closing Date: 8/2/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Jo Freudenheim ,  Chair
Contact Location: 270D Farber Hall

Buffalo   NY  14214
Contact Location: 270D Farber Hall
  Buffalo   NY  14214
Contact Phone: (716) 829-5375 
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How to Apply: Posting Number: F1900040

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