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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Maternal and Child Health

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) seeks to hire a scholar at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Social and Behavioral Sciences with expertise in maternal and child health and a particular focus on issues related to social justice and health equity.

Successful candidates can take advantage of a number of resources/opportunities, which include a new track in Maternal Child Health Promotion, a new concentration in US Health Justice, the Office of Public Health Practice, and research centers in a variety of content areas including: global health, implementation science, HIV/AIDS, cancer, stress, health equity, perinatal epidemiology, addiction medicine, prevention science and social networks. Opportunities exist to collaborate with investigators in the Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, and School of Nursing as well as in Yale departments and centers, such as Psychology, the Child Study Center, the Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology (CPPEE), Sociology, Anthropology, Psychiatry and History of Medicine.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in public health, anthropology, sociology, nutrition, demography, political science, psychology or related fields by the start of appointment. Applicants should also have teaching experience and a record of research and scholarly accomplishments. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and teach and advise MPH/PhD students.

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health seeks to advance a mission of social justice, health equity, and anti-racism in every aspect of what it does and seeks to find faculty that embody these values and principles. Candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to these principles and who have evidence of incorporating them into their teaching, research, and mentoring are particularly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue on a rolling basis. Applicants are asked to prepare a letter of interest that includes a research statement that outlines their program of research and how it demonstrates a commitment to health equity; a curriculum vitae and copies of up to 3 recent publications.

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If you have questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, individuals who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Posted: 10/7/2021