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Tenure-track Faculty, Dept. of Mental Health, Program in Workplace Mental Health

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
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Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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The Department of Mental Health of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to lead a Program in Workplace Mental Health in close collaboration with our NIOSH-funded Total Worker Health® Psychosocial, Organizational and Environmental (POE) Center. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the lead academic partner for The Luv u Project workplace mental health initiative and this position will interface with new and continuing initiatives associated with The Luv u Project.

The Department of Mental Health is the only department dedicated to mental health situated in a school of public health. We bring together leading researchers and practitioners across multiple disciplines joined by their passion for understanding, preventing, and treating mental health and substance use disorders. The department is dedicated to educating the next generation of public health workers and scientists about the importance of mental health, the specific skills needed to address public mental health issues, and the integration of mental and physical health. Further, we are committed to advancing inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity (IDARE) throughout the scholarship, training, and a climate in the Department and field of mental health. POE Center is a collaboration between the Departments of Mental Health and Environmental Health and Engineering, the Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the NIOSH Northeast Center for Occupational Safety and Health.

We are looking for an individual who demonstrates an understanding of mental health and psychosocial factors that influence occupational-related stress and poor health and is committed to developing a public health approach to enhancing workplace mental health and informing organizational culture that promotes employee well-being. The ability to partner with non-academic stakeholders (e.g., employers, businesses) to develop an interdisciplinary program of research on workplace mental health is key.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching and a capacity for multidisciplinary collaborations. Translation, dissemination, and practice are highly valued within the department and the school. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in public health, psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, sociology, social work, or a related discipline, or have an MD or equivalent clinical degree with public health experience relevant to prevention science and workplace settings.

Interested candidates should send a letter describing research and teaching experience and interests related to workplace mental health, with a particular focus on linkages to the field of public mental health; a Curriculum Vitae; and names and contact information for three references via Interfolio by clicking the “Apply Now” button. Applications should also include a statement of demonstrated commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity (IDARE) in scholarship, teaching, policy, and practice, and ways to continue to uplift these principles as a member of the school faculty. This statement may be included in the cover letter or as a separate document.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Judith Bass at .

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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