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Assistant Professor of Public Health

Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title:  Public Health Faculty

Job Classification:  CFS-Professorial

Posting close date: February 15, 2024

Start date of this position:  August 30, 2024

Required Degree: PhD in public health or a related field

The required degree must be completed by the start date.


  • Demonstrate a capacity to develop and maintain a high-quality quantitative or qualitative independent research program for the next five years.
  • Provide evidence that supports the ability to engage with entities and potential collaborators within the department, across the university, or outside the university through research, teaching, or citizenship activities.
  • Communicate a strong commitment to (1) the aims and mission of BYU; (2) fostering a community of belonging; (3) teaching and continuous teaching improvement; and (4) a student-centered approach to research and other scholarly efforts.

Duties/Expectations: Teaching responsibilities include courses in the Bachelor of Science (BS) Public Health program and in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program.  Additional responsibilities include conducting and publishing high quality research, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and providing service to the profession, university, and community.  We are seeking applicants who can meet the department's needs in the identified strategic areas and are prepared to contribute to the content areas described below.

Strategic Areas: Applicants must possess the skills, experience, or expertise necessary to teach and mentor students in at least one of the following strategic areas.  Applicants should describe evidence of skills, experience, or expertise in more than one of these strategic areas if applicable:

  • Health economics
  • Health informatics/Digital health
  • Health services research
  • Health systems
  • Healthcare administration
  • Integration of public health and healthcare
  • Policy
  • Public health management
  • Public health social marketing

Content Areas: Applicants must articulate how they will apply the above skills, experience, or expertise to strengthen the department's ability to address one or more of the following content areas:

  • Poverty alleviation and health
  • Climate change and health
  • Environmental health with an emphasis on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)
  • Healthcare
  • Infectious disease and control
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Public health ethics and leadership
  • Sexual/reproductive health
  • Substance use or addictive behaviors
  • Other content areas that represent critical or emerging public health challenges

Diversity and Belonging: Our department affirms that all human beings are children of God.  We value the richness and strength that a variety of individual characteristics, life experiences and circumstances, perspectives, talents, and gifts bring to our community.  We therefore encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and those who are committed to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Additional Information: The Department of Public Health is housed within the College of Life Sciences.  A Bachelor of Science (BS) Public Health undergraduate program with four emphasis areas (health science, epidemiology, health promotion, environmental/occupational health) as well as an MPH program are offered by the department.  The department is composed of 20 full-time faculty members.  For further information about the department, see 

Information required at the time of application: Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process, they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically.

Document(s) required at the time of application:  Please attach your Mission Alignment Statement (full-time faculty only), updated Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter and Personal Statement addressing the required qualifications and duties and expectations outlined above, including strategic areas and content the faculty application.

Mission Alignment Statement: BYU is committed to hiring faculty members who enthusiastically embrace and energetically advance its unique mission. To this end, please include a one-page mission alignment statement as part of your application that addresses how you might, as a BYU faculty member: (1) live a life of loyalty to Jesus Christ and His restored Church and align yourself with doctrines and teachings declared by living prophets, seers, and revelators; (2) demonstrate intentionality in building faith in Jesus Christ and testimony of His restored gospel among students and others in the BYU community; and (3) teach your subject matter with the Spirit of God and strive to keep it "bathed in the light and color of the restored gospel" (Spencer W. Kimball). 

Applicants who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints include a one-page mission alignment statement that describes understanding of and commitment to the Mission of Brigham Young University and the AIMS of a BYU Education (


Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer.  All faculty are required to abide by the university's Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church.

All new employees who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be required to hold and be worthy to hold a current temple recommend.

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