The Department of Prevention and Community Health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University seeks a full-time tenure track or tenured Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus on community based health promotion to serve as a faculty member within the Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) MPH program.
The Milken Institute School of Public Health has a diverse faculty, with a robust research portfolio. As the only school of public health in the nation’s capital, faculty and students have a unique opportunity to work closely with government and non-governmental organizations headquartered in DC. The Department of Prevention and Community Health comprises faculty from across many disciplines, conducting both domestic and international research focused on the social determinants of health and health promotion at various social ecological levels. Faculty within the Department are funded by external research grants and contracts from a broad range of local, state and federal agencies as well as from public and private philanthropy. Faculty also have access to a host of centers and institutes to support their teaching and research activities including the: D.C. Center for AIDS Research, Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National, and Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. Along with this vibrant research environment, the Department also has a commitment to training and mentoring students at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.
Primary responsibilities include an active role in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will: 1) pursue an externally funded research program in areas relevant to the intersection of clinical care and community health; 2) teach in the COPC MPH and doctoral programs; 3) mentor and advise masters and doctoral students; and 4) participate in service and committee-related activities to the Department, School, University, and candidate’s profession.
Areas of particular interest to the Department include the use of community based innovative prevention research at the intersection of any of the following areas: community-based participatory research, primary care, health disparities, social justice, attention to the social determinants health, community medicine, family medicine, health care for populations made vulnerable, including immigrants, youth, and sexual and gender minorities. Inclusion of multiple areas of such methodological expertise in candidates’ research and academic interests will be particularly welcome. Additional information about the COPC program can be found here: https://publichealth.gwu.edu/programs/community-oriented-primary-care-mph.
To apply, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/71748 and upload a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience. The review of applications will begin on December 6, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Academic rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a terminal doctoral degree in a clinical field related to public health, medicine, nursing, health sciences, or pharmacy. Applicants must have a proven track-record of peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated record of external funding, and prior teaching experience in one or more of the above areas of interest, at the masters and/or doctoral levels.
Internal Number: PCHCOPC
About GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health
Milken Institute School of Public Health is committed to excellence in scholarship to advance the health of the populations of our local, national, and global communities: Our mission is to provide the best public health educational experience incorporating our core values of scholarship and leadership, scientific rigor and policy analysis, and training to foster the next generation of thought leaders, practitioners, policy makers and scientists who will transform public health worldwide especially for underserved and poor populations.