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Assistant Professor

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Applicants should submit by email (bchs@pitt.edu) a curriculum vitae, a statement up to three pages of research interests and future plans, and the names and contact details of three references. Please note: at least three additional letters will be requested from referees identified independently of those provided by the candidate. Review of applications will commence upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employer

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Assistant Professor
Department Name 34209-GSPH-Behavioral & Community Health Sciences
Position Number 0134098
Position Details

The Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences (BCHS) in the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh (http://www.bchs.pitt.edu/) invites applications for a full-time, open tenure faculty position in the area of modeling and simulation in public health. Salary is commensurate with background/experience within the approximate range of $80,000-$90,000.

BCHS works to improve and promote health and equity by engaging individuals, communities, and systems through our research, teaching, and practice. The Department has a strong commitment to practice-oriented research, evidence-based interventions, and dissemination of findings. Our faculty prepare the public health workforce for the 21st century, engage with communities in mutually beneficial and respectful ways, and seek to reduce health disparities by promoting health for all. The successful candidate will work with our Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (https://www.phdl.pitt.edu/) and join the group of BCHS faculty working to address the dynamic systems influencing health and well­being.

The search committee welcomes applications from individuals with relevant scholarship and experience in behavioral and social sciences areas, including substance use and related problems. Applicants should hold an earned doctorate in public health, a related social science discipline, or systems science, and have an interest in building bridges across disciplines within the schools of the health sciences and across the University. Applicants should have methodological skills in computational, simulation, and modeling approaches applicable to understanding the social processes and mechanisms linking context to health and health behavior change (e.g. agent-based models, social network analysis, or related methods), and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research. The successful candidate will teach in the department’s masters and doctoral programs and be expected to introduce our students to the systems thinking approach and related cutting-edge methods in modeling and simulation. Demonstrated evidence of scholarly productivity and the potential to transition to independent investigator status are required.

Application Process

Applicants should submit by email (bchs@pitt.edu) a curriculum vitae, a statement up to three pages of research interests and future plans, and the names and contact details of three references. Please note: at least three additional letters will be requested from referees identified independently of those provided by the candidate.

Review of applications will commence upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employer

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 08/30/2016
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