Associate/Full Professor of Public Health in Health Disparities (Tenure Track/Tenured)

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Old Dominion University (ODU) is seeking to hire a tenured /tenure-track senior faculty member in public health with expertise in the research areas of health disparities, health equity and/or environmental justice. ODU is a dynamic and innovative public research university located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

We seek a senior scholar with an established record of publications, grants and teaching in such areas as health disparities, health equity, disadvantaged populations and health outcomes, access to health services, links between food, diet and health disparities, environmental hazards and health disparities, environmental justice, and the implications of new health threats such as climate change for health disparities and health equity.

The faculty member will have a primary appointment in the School of Community and Environmental Health and will be part of a hiring cluster aimed at fostering and strengthening collaborative research within the school, across the university, and external to the university. In addition, the faculty member will help develop a cutting-edge research center on health disparities, with a focus on the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Candidates must be at a senior level (Full Professor or Associate rank) and should have research, teaching and service records that merit a tenured appointment at that rank. All ranks are commensurate with qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications - knowledge, skills, and abilities: Applicants are required to have 1) a terminal degree in public health or a closely related field, 2) a demonstrated record of quality publications and scholarship, 3) a track record of funding support from NIH or similar sources, 4) excellent verbal and communication skills, 5) experience communicating and working with internal and external constituencies, 6) the ability to organize/lead research teams, 7) experience teaching courses that address in some form the topics of health disparities, health equity and environmental justice, 8) strong professional references, and 9) a demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in graduate and undergraduate education.

Minimum Qualifications - Education or training: Applicants are required to possess a terminal degree in public health or a closely related field from an accredited university.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) experience mentoring doctoral students, 2) experience with distinct teaching delivery formats such as hybrid and online formats, 3) demonstrated independence, leadership and organizational skills, 4) demonstrated community-based public health practice experience.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest describing their vision for research in health disparities/health equity/environmental justice, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) relevant supporting materials such as article reprints and teaching materials, and 4) contact information for three professional references (including email addresses and phone numbers). Applications should be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021, and the positions will remain open until appointments are made.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.