Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences (non-tenure)

Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Sociomedical Sciences (SMS) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health is seeking applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the Associate Professor level. We particularly seek applications from social and behavioral scientists teaching and conducting research in public health promotion and practice in areas such as health equity, social determinants of health, structural racism, substance use, mental health, food systems and climate change. Within these areas, approaches focusing on program evaluation, community partnerships, and health communication are welcome.

We are seeking applicants interested in academic program leadership. As a campus with a continually growing diverse student body, we strongly encourage applications from under- represented faculty and individuals with a commitment to mentoring under-represented students in public health.

Candidates should have experience and training in public health and/or the social and behavioral sciences. Outstanding teaching and experience in academic administration are also a priority. The candidate would have a leadership role in the educational endeavors of the department, likely including the MPH program. Successful candidates will be expected to direct a School-wide Health Promotion Certificate and teach graduate-level health promotion courses. Possible courses include Program Evaluation, Intervention Design, Health Literacy, Public Health Theories, or Social and Economic Determinants of Health.

The selected candidate is expected to have or to demonstrate potential to obtain local or national funding for their research. We are particularly interested in highly motivated individuals with program management and interpersonal skills to lead and sustain diverse academic teams. A doctoral degree in social or behavioral science or related field (DrPH, PhD, ScD, EdD) is required. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Interested individuals should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter with statement of qualifications including academic administration experience, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations. Applicants should submit all documents electronically through Columbia University’s academic jobs site:

Situated in one of the greatest universities and medical centers in the world, the Mailman School of Public Health is recognized as a global leader in addressing critical and complex public health issues affecting New Yorkers, the nation, and the world. SMS ( has a distinguished history as a premier social sciences department in a school of public health. Since the department was founded over 50 years ago, SMS faculty members have analyzed the broad social/structural, historical, cultural, and political contexts that shape health, and we have engaged in teaching, advocacy, and community partnerships that advance public health policy and practice. We invite scholars who are interested in contributing to an active and vibrant community of public health scholars with various social and behavioral science backgrounds.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity in all of its many facets and meanings.

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