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Assistant/Associate Professor of Social & Behavioral Health Science (2 positions)

Baylor University
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Public Health at Baylor University plans to hire TWO Assistant/Associate Professors of Social and Behavioral Health Science to join our vibrant public health team in the fall semester of 2022. The successful applicants will join a strong core of public health faculty members. These individuals engage in cross-disciplinary partnerships to conduct meaningful public health research and impact lives in local and global settings. We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor.

BACKGROUND: Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision and academic strategic plan, Illuminate Through top-tier research and scholarship in an unambiguously Christian environment, we address our world’s most meaningful challenges

The Department of Public Health is housed within the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences The Baylor Public Health Program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and offers rapidly growing undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with concentrations in Epidemiology, Community Health/Social & Behavioral Health Science, and Environmental Health Science. The successful applicant will join a strong core of public health faculty engaged in cross-disciplinary partnerships in local and global settings. We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: An earned doctorate in social and behavioral health science (or a related degree), and training/experience in public health, are required. Research and teaching foci should be compatible with public health, community health, population health, or global health. A commitment/ability to work in multidisciplinary research and teaching teams will be important. Experience in teaching, mentoring, and health-related partnership building is preferred. The successful applicant is expected to build a vibrant, independent, and collaborative research agenda; secure and maintain extramural funding; develop and teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in our public health program; mentor/teach doctoral students; help recruit and mentor diverse students; engage in the programmatic work and activities of the Baylor Department of Public Health; and serve the university and public health profession. Applicants hired at the associate level will be expected to assume leadership roles in the department as part of a balanced workload. Due to our current and future multidisciplinary partnerships, this person must be committed to expanding the health-related, multidisciplinary footprint of Baylor University and playing an essential role on collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of specialists in public, community, population, and global health.

 Applicants whose philosophy is compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a top-tier institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals will be given consideration.

SALARY AND REVIEW DATE: Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The review of completed applications will commence on September 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATION: Applicants must submit an initial application packet that contains: (1) a formal letter of application specifically addressing how you meet qualifications and can fulfill responsibilities; (2) a full curriculum vitae; (3) an unofficial transcript of the doctoral degree; (4) two sample research publications; and (5) a list of three references, with names, titles, and all contact information. All materials must be submitted as PDF files at the following link: 

A selected pool of candidates will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire about one’s philosophy and compatibility with Baylor’s mission and three recommendation letters.

If you have questions, contact Dr. Eva Doyle, Search Committee Chair:

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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