The Temple University College of Public Health, an interdisciplinary college devoted to an innovative educational and research environment that brings a transdisciplinary perspective of health, wellness, and social welfare, invites applications for a tenure track faculty member in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences strives to promote healthy communities and train those who excel in public health practice and research. We are committed to understanding and addressing the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations by leading and engaging in education, research, and service, often in collaboration with the community.
We seek an accomplished investigator focused on innovative social and lifestyle/health behavior change interventions to promote health and prevent disease at the community level. Of particular interest are researchers focusing on behavioral interventions for physical activity, smoking, drugs/alcohol abuse, stress management, or diet using technologies that increase access to care and behavior change in underserved populations overrepresented in diseases and illnesses (e.g., cancer, HIV, diabetes, obesity). A strong research program is essential. Senior candidates are expected to have an active, externally-funded research portfolio and junior candidates should demonstrate strong potential to obtain external funding. Candidates with a track record of conducting innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative research are preferred.
The College of Public Health, a constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession and social work disciplines, enrolls nearly 5,000 students in 51 academic programs. The College has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in the shape and configuration of programs, research profile, increase in rankings, and collaboration across academic units. The College’s innovative research focuses on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science and is sponsored by NIH, NSF, and other major funders. Opportunities for research collaborations include the Fox Chase Cancer Center, an NCI comprehensive cancer center, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, and labs within the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (see https://cph.temple.edu/socialbehavioral/research) and other departments.
Temple University is an urban, research-intensive university located in Philadelphia. The University is moving up quickly in rankings. For example, Temple is ranked by the National Science Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the country and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry. Temple is located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination.
Candidates should possess a doctorate in a relevant discipline. Appointment for this position will be made at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, but highly qualified Assistant Professor candidates are also welcome to apply. Cluster faculty hiring of research teams comprised of senior and junior faculty is encouraged. The College offers competitive salaries and generous start-up funding commensurate with credentials and experience. Submit a letter detailing your research and teaching experience with your curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position or to make a nomination, contact Department Chair Stephen Lepore at email@example.com
Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.