Open Rank Faculty in Community Health

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Department(s): 
Health
Job Description: 

The College of Health at Lehigh University invites applications and nominations for a professor of community health to be appointed at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor with tenure. Responsibilities include advancing the educational, research, and service missions in population health. The COH seeks to recruit a community health researcher (from one of the following sectors: academic, government, non-profit, or private) whose work focuses on health disparities in U.S. and/or global Latinx and Indigenous Latinx communities. Preferred qualifications include expertise in community-based participatory research, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and mixed methods research as well as experience in building academic-community partnerships in Latinx or Indigenous Latinx communities. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in one of the following or related fields: population health, public health, community health, social or behavioral sciences, or equivalent and have at least two years of academic, research, and/or practice experience in community health following their doctoral degree and full-time employment. Opportunities exist for administrative positions within the College of Health (e.g., Associate Dean, Department Chair, Program Director).

The College of Health is a leader in developing a Population Health undergraduate, Masters of Science, and PhD. program. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of new curriculum and programs, teaching and mentoring, including courses and other modes of instruction for undergraduate, graduate, and executive education students in the College of Health. The College seeks scholars who will build innovative transdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs.

The College of Health promotes population health as a convergence science, and faculty in the College of Health collaborate across a spectrum of disciplines.  Faculty in the College of Health have strong records of making an impact in their field.  Such impact can range from the traditional to innovation and new ways of making a difference in improving health outcomes.  As such, this can include high quality externally funded scholarship including sustained success as a principal investigator or collaborating investigator.  They can also have strong records of peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals, participation in national conference proceeding, and/or the development of intellectual property.

At the core of the College of Health is a commitment to foster positive change in the communities where we live and work by promoting social justice and health equity. 

The mission of the College of Health at Lehigh University is to leverage population health as a convergence science to understand, preserve and improve the health and well-being of populations and communities through excellence and innovation in education, research and service. Through the lens of social justice, the College cultivates the next generation of highly skilled and diverse scientists and leaders in population health through novel and interdisciplinary course work, distance learning and experiential learning opportunities.

The College of Health will be located in the Health, Science, and Technology (HST) Building, Lehigh University’s newest, state-of-the-art research facility slated for completion in 2021. The innovative, flexible, and sustainably-designed facility will advance Lehigh University’s academic research endeavors. The primary goals of the building are to encourage an interdisciplinary culture via maximized transparency and accountability; develop functional neighborhoods that create a model of intensity and productivity; and engage the campus community by bringing the public into the building.

 

 

Review of Applications: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is as soon as January 2021. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from women and minorities. Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic partner benefits. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information of three references. These materials should be submitted online by accessing: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17310. For additional information, please email INCOHFAC@lehigh.edu and indicate the name of the specific position in the email. Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5000 undergraduates, 2000 graduate students and about 600 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Interested applicants are invited to visit the College of Health website and the Path to Prominence website. Information about Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found on the Provost website.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.

Lehigh University is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering. Read more about Lehigh’s ADVANCE Center for Women STEM Faculty at: http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/

Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html/

Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.

Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html