Johns Hopkins University — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Social and Behavioral Interventions Program


We are seeking a tenured-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor to join the faculty of the Social and Behavioral Interventions Program in the Department of International Health.

Our work is multi-disciplinary. We draw on the theoretical and methodological approaches of medical anthropology, nutritional anthropology, social epidemiology, behavioral psychology, health education, and other social science and public health disciplines. Examples of research and programmatic work conducted by faculty and students in the SBI program include formative research to develop the content of behavior change and community mobilization interventions, systematic reviews, development of new ways to measure factors that affect behavior, qualitative and quantitative evaluations of behavioral and community interventions, and other efforts to reduce individual or population susceptibility to poor health. Faculty and students work with disadvantaged communities in both domestic and international settings.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Research: The primary responsibility of the faculty member would be to develop a portfolio of extramurally-funded research, either globally or with underserved populations in the United States, that fits within the applied social science focus of the program.
  • Teaching: The faculty member would be expected to teach at least one course on the applications of social science theory and methods in public health. This would be complementary to, or one of, the existing core courses taught by the Social and Behavioral Interventions Program.
  • Advising and Mentoring: The faculty member would also be expected to mentor and advise students and contribute to service activities.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Methods: Expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative methods.
  • Teaching: Experience in teaching at the graduate level, advising and mentoring students
  • Research: Experience as a principal and/or co-Investigator on federally-funded and/or private grants, with evidence of increasing responsibility (for Associate and Full Professor applicants). Candidates should also have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
  • We welcome applicants with a diverse geographic portfolio, including underserved populations both domestically and internationally.
  • We welcome applicants with a range of expertise that would complement the existing expertise of the current faculty. Possible focus areas could include:
    • Non-Communicable Diseases
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Social Anthropology
    • Social Epidemiology
    • Community Systems to Address Violence

Educational Background:

  • PhD or DrPH in related priority field or broader health or social science discipline.
  • Applicants will additional medical (MD, MSN) or professional degrees are also welcomed

Application Instructions

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled, with preference given to individuals who submit their application materials by Nov. 1, 2017. The review process will be headed by Dr. Larry Moulton and will consist of four stages:

  1. Submit CV and statement of interest to CV should include information on publication record, teaching experience, and grant funding.
  2. After initial applications are reviewed, we may request additional information.
  3. Phone interviews will be conducted with a subset of candidates.
  4. Finalists will be invited to JHSPH to give a presentation and to meet with search committee members, other faculty and staff, and students.

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