Professor - Community Health/Social & Behavioral Sciences

  • Job Class: Faculty
  • Job ID Number: 9455
  • Department: CUNY School of Public Health
  • Location: CUNY School of Public Health
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled


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Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health (SPH) invites applications for a tenuretrack position in Community Health/Social and Behavioral Sciences at the rank of professor. The CUNY SPH is a collaborative school, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. It includes the public health programs at Brooklyn, Hunter and Lehman Colleges and the Graduate School and University Center. We offer a range of innovative bachelor's, masters and doctoral degree programs, with a focus on urban health.

We seek a dynamic individual, eager to play a leadership role in the development of teaching, research and practice in Community Health/Social and Behavioral Sciences. We are especially interested in candidates who have outstanding qualifications for teaching undergraduate, masters and doctoral courses in community health; a strong portfolio in community research in urban settings; and who want to engage with underserved urban communities in New York City and beyond through their work.  Strong administrative experience in academic or public health practice settings and research or practice
experience in the School's core themes areas of urban health, chronic disease, healthy aging or health equity are desirable.

This 9-month, tax levy-funded appointment (with the possibility of an additional one to three month (summer) appointment for research and/or administrative responsibilities) will be made at the rank of full professor at the CUNY SPH. This faculty member may also be considered for appointment to the Doctoral Faculty, pending review and approval by the CUNY Graduate Center.

Duties include:
- Developing and leading research, service and curricula in community health/social and behavioral
- Teaching public health courses in areas of expertise.
- Collaborating with other SPH and CUNY faculty in developing and obtaining funding for new research,
evaluation and intervention projects.
- Serving as a mentor to junior faculty.
- Supervising dissertation research and field placement projects.
- Participating in developing and implementing the SPH strategic plan, as it relates to the faculty
members area(s) of expertise.


A doctorate in public health or a related field in the social, behavioral or natural sciences.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred qualifications include:
- A track record of successful funding and peer-reviewed scholarly publications within community health/social and behavioral sciences
- Experience in creating or leading interdisciplinary research and action teams
- Graduate teaching experience in public health and a passion for teaching
- Experience in public health practice and/or public health leadership
- Scholarly interests and accomplishments in one or more of the following, emphasized at the CUNY SPH: urban health, health equity, prevention and management of chronic diseases, healthy aging across the lifespan, and/or systems science

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

How To Apply

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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.  Open until filled with review of applications to begin on January 15, 2014.

The CUNY SPH is also recruiting for faculty positions in related disciplines. Please visit our website at:  for a description of and to apply for these positions.


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