Drexel University — Assistant or Associate Professor of Community Health and Prevention

The Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health seeks applicants for a tenure track/tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position will be available starting on or after September 1, 2017. 

We are strongly interested in candidates whose research focuses on the development and evaluation of sociobehavioral and/or policy interventions or the social/behavioral determinants of health to address pressing community health challenges. We are also interested in researchers with a focus on urban health, global health, and/or health disparities. 

Our department is home to 17 multidisciplinary and diverse faculty committed to research, teaching, service, and practice through partnerships and collaborations with communities and organizations. Areas of expertise within the department including ethics, LGBTQ health, reproductive and sexual health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child heath, African American health, urban health, Latino and immigrant health, health communication, and global health. Extramural research funding from NIH, CDC, NSF, DOD, UNICEF, and other sources includes support for post-doctoral and pre-doctoral training. Our doctoral program focuses on methodological and theory-based training, framed in the context of CBPR, health equality, and social justice. 

Candidates for appointment at the Associate Professor level must have a strong record ofexternally funded research, and experience teaching and mentoring. Candidates for appointment at the Assistant Professor level must be able to demonstrate a strong potential for accomplishment in these areas. The successful candidate will be expected to build a research program in collaboration with other faculty in the department and throughout the Schooland University. 

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University is the only CEPH-accredited School of Public Health in the Philadelphia area, and recently received a $45 milion gift to expand the faculty to build new research and educational programs. With the arrival of Dean Ana Diez Roux in 2013, the School has entered a period of growth with new faculty being recruited to each Department. The School is committed to our mission of health as a human right, and improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies. 

The 16th largest private university in the nation with more than 8,000 employees and 22,000 students, Drexel is made up of 10 colleges and 3 schools offering professional degrees in engineering, architecture, media arts design, business, law, medicine, nursing, and public health, among others. The University’s goal to become “the most civically engaged university in America” drives its work with the City of Philadelphia and diverse community partners.Drexel is located within a short walk of the Amtrak and regional rail stations in the University City section of Philadelphia, a vibrant city with a rich array of health care, educational, and arts institutions. 

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings. 

Interested candidates should apply online. Please upload your CV and cover letter describing relevant experience and goals at www.drexeljobs.com. Search in job title for Assistant/Associate Professor with requisition number 7892. You may also search in department for 6905 SPH – Community Health and Prevention with requisition 7892. 

You may also send materials to Ms. Antoinette Brown (ab3789@drexel.edu), assistant to the Department Chair. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt and search will continue until position is filled. Questions about the position may be addressed to either of the search committee co-chairs, Michael Yudell, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Department Chair, myudell@drexel.edu, or Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD, Associate Professor, Search Committee Co- Chair, apm78@drexel.edu