Assistant or Associate Professor of Global Health and Black Studies

Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Sep 08, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Denison University
Assistant or Associate Professor of Global Health and Black Studies

The Global Health and Black Studies Programs invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 2021. A Ph.D. by August 2021 in one of the following fields is required (ABD will be considered as Instructor until Ph.D. is attained):

  • Global Health with a specialization in Epidemiology 
  • Public Health with a global focus on Epidemiology 
  • PhD in Epidemiology with a global focus
  • PhD in Biostatistics with a global health focus  

This position requires an epidemiologist with a focus on African Diasporic populations whose work is both empirically rigorous and methodologically sophisticated. The candidate must show commitment to and enthusiasm for teaching and engage with undergraduate students. Examples of expertise include general epidemiology with a focus on persons of African descent, social epidemiology and critical race theory, patient-centered outcomes research, community-based participatory research, race and health research in a global context, health disparities in gender, sex, and sexuality and comparative effectiveness research with a focus on African diasporic populations and/or communities. The ability to teach within the interdisciplinary Global Health and Black Studies Program curricula and a strong commitment to liberal arts education are necessary. Candidates must be able to teach an epidemiology course with a lab, a Global Health methods course, interdisciplinary introductory courses on race and Global Health, and courses pertinent to race, health, and the African Diaspora. Additionally, a successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory and upper-level elective courses that would be cross-listed in Global Health and Black Studies, and advanced courses reflecting both the candidate’s expertise and the needs of the Programs. Lastly, candidates should be able to articulate how undergraduates may contribute to their ongoing research projects and supervise undergraduate projects.

Candidates must demonstrate their contributions and/or potential to contribute to diversity through teaching, research, and/or service/leadership. Successful candidates are expected to maintain a productive, ongoing research program and contribute to the continued growth of the Global Health and Black Studies Programs, the College, and the broader scholarly community. Global Health is a new program approved by Denison's faculty in spring 2020 and pending final approval of the Higher Learning Commission. The candidate will play an important role in the establishment and success of the new program.

The typical teaching load is 5 courses per year. The course distribution is normally distributed equally between the Black Studies and Global Health Programs. The mentoring and guidance of the faculty member through contract renewal and the tenure process will be managed by a committee of faculty from each Program.

Denison offers extensive support for tenure track faculty, including generous annual professional development funds, a pre-tenure faculty leave following a successful third-year review, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our
faculty strengths as teacher-scholars.

Completed applications received by November 15, 2020, will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be sent to the Global Health Program Director Fareeda Griffith at We plan to conduct on-campus interviews in early Spring 2021. Candidates with a PhD in hand and candidates who are ABD will be considered, as long as the PhD is completed within one year of the start date. Preference will be given to candidates who plan to complete the PhD prior to the start of the 2021 fall semester.

Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, private, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2300 undergraduate students from across the nation and world. The college is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty. Denison is located 25 miles east of the state capital Columbus. For more information about Denison, see our website at

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an academically and culturally diverse campus community which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources, please see our Diversity Contact List at Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to being an antiracist and diverse learning and working community is essential to our educational mission. For more information on ways we are committing to be a campus community dedicated to antiracism please see President Adam Weinberg’s statement

Please refer to for additional information on the required Applicant Documents:

A letter of application
Curriculum Vitae
Research statement
Teaching statement
Diversity Statement

Three names of professional references including email addresses, telephone numbers, and mailing