University of Massachusetts Amherst — Associate / Full Professor, Community Health Education

Associate/Full Professor
Department Health Promotion and Policy
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Position: The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), Department of Health Promotion and Policy invites applications for a full- time 9-month tenure track position at the rank of Full or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will
join the faculty in the Community Health Education program ( within the department.

Department, School, University and Community: The University of Massachusetts Amherst is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The area is home to the Five Colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst), with many opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration. The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford and New York City. The Department of Health Promotion and Policy is made up of two programs: Health Policy and Management, and Community Health Education. The department is in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), which also houses departments of Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Nutrition, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders. The School offers BA, BS, MPH, MA, MS, AuD and PhD degrees. Additional information about the SPHHS may be found at There are many opportunities for collaboration across a broad group of partners on and off campus, including a number of community-based partners in Western Massachusetts; Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA; the UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA; the VA Medical Center in Northampton, MA, and the local government.

Job Summary: We are seeking candidates with interest and experience in research defined broadly within the field of Community Health Education. Duties of the position include an active program of research, teaching, professional and community service and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with a demonstrated track record of receiving research funding, preferably from federal funding agencies. Preference will be given to candidates whose research/teaching interests focus on any or all of the following: 1) substance abuse/addiction, 2) mental health, 3) global health, 4) health services research, and/or 5) uses a mixed methods approach.

Qualifications: Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

  • PhD in Public Health or equivalent, with an emphasis in Community Health Education.
  • Experience and qualifications appropriate to an appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level.
  • Evidence of ability to conduct independent and collaborative research and to generate extramural funds, including federal funding for research and institutional development.
  • Strong record of published peer-reviewed articles.
  • Evidence of strength in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Community Health Education, Public Health, and/or related field.
  • Evidence of ability to mentor junior faculty, and postdoctoral fellows and/or graduate students.

Applications: Applicants should submit the following materials only through the Umass link by November 15, 2019 to ensure full consideration: (1) a cover letter describing a) areas of research interest and experience, b) teaching and expertise, and c) a history of mentoring students underrepresented in the sciences; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a list of at least three references.

Link to apply:

As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we encourage applications for women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented demographics in the sciences. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages
applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Gloria Seaman at 413-545-7429 or
For questions about the position, department, or university in general, contact Dr. Aline Gubrium (413-545-2244,, Chair of the Search Committee for this position. Please indicate “Community Health Education Faculty Search” in the subject line of email correspondence.

Review: The review of applications will start on November 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Start Date: The anticipated start date is September 2020.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience. The university provides a generous benefits package.