Columbia University — Associate Professor (non-tenure), Department of Sociomedical Sciences

The Department of Sociomedical Sciences (SMS) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health is seeking applications for an Associate Professor non-tenure track faculty position. We particularly seek applications from social/behavioral scientists teaching and conducting research in public health promotion/practice in areas such as health equity, social determinants of health, structural racism, substance use, mental health, food systems and climate change. Within these areas, approaches focusing on program evaluation, community partnerships, and health communication are welcome.

We are seeking applicants interested in academic program leadership. As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we strongly encourage applications from under- represented faculty and individuals with a commitment to mentoring under-represented students in public health.

Candidates should have experience/training in public health and/or the social/behavioral sciences. Outstanding teaching/experience in academic administration are also a priority. The candidate would have leadership role in the educational endeavors of the department, likely including the MPH program. Successful candidates will direct a School-wide Health Promotion Certificate and teach graduate-level health promotion courses. Possible courses include Program Evaluation, Intervention Design, Health Literacy, Public Health Theories, or Social and Economic Determinants of Health.

Selected candidate must have/demonstrate potential to obtain local/national funding for their research. Particularly interested in highly motivated individuals with program management and interpersonal skills to lead/sustain diverse academic teams. Doctoral degree in social or behavioral science or related field (DrPH, PhD, ScD, EdD) required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Interested individuals should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter with statement of qualifications including academic administration experience, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations. Applicants should submit  documents electronically through Columbia University’s academic jobs site:

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