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Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
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Nov 12, 2021

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Assistant Professor – Population Health


The Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions (CHS) Population Health program is seeking a full-time, 9-month tenure-eligible faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor with a background and research focused on theory and methods of systems science for population health.


The College of Health Solutions recently expanded its degrees (MS, PhD) in Population Health, with doctoral tracks in Health Equity, Complex Adaptive Systems, and Urban Environments for Health. The health equity track emphasizes empathetic research, incorporating the lived experience of populations vulnerable for health disparities into applied research. Faculty use an asset-based approach to collaborate with populations to improve health outcomes to address social determinants of health. In the complex adaptive systems track, we teach theory, principles, models, and techniques used to analyze complex systems and data as applied to population health. Exacerbated by population growth and climate change, city dwelling populations are experiencing health challenges such as new and re-emerging infectious diseases, noncommunicable diseases, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, obesity, poor water quality and injuries from road trauma. The track on urban environments for health prepares graduates to meet those challenges from an evidence-based and transdisciplinary environmental perspective


Through teaching, academic programs, service and research, all faculty at the College of Health Solutions address one or more of our three major areas of focus: 1) The systems of health care and the health needs of populations; 2) Health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan; 3) Personalized interventions through precision health. Across these areas, we work to address Grand Challenges, complex and difficult health problems which require transformative collaboration, translational research and innovation. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities.


Responsibilities for this position include developing and maintaining a successful research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students and junior faculty, and providing service to the program and university as well as to the community and profession. The ideal candidate will present promise of a successful research trajectory commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor, including peer-reviewed publications related to population health, potential for extramural funding, and a strong commitment to high quality teaching and mentoring.

At ASU and the College of Health Solutions, we work to maximize opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. We value and encourage cultural and intellectual diversity, and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students — which we believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation.  Proof of vaccination will be required by January 4, 2022.  For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.


About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

Current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at the ASU Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for seven years in a row. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves 135,000 students across all campuses and on-line as of the Fall 2021 semester. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit and





Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate or terminal degree (e.g., PhD, MD, DrPH, ScD) in a field relevant to population health (e.g., public health, epidemiology, systems science, demography, psychology, sociology, dissemination and implementation, medicine)
  • Evidence of a strong potential to obtain or evidence of a successful history of obtaining extramural funding to support a robust research portfolio commensurate with the rank of Assistant professor
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed publications commensurate with the rank of Assistant professor
  • Evidence of strong potential to teach or evidence of successful teaching at the university level related to the fields of population health commensurate with the rank of Assistant professor
  • Demonstrated ability to work, collaborate, and communicate effectively with diverse students, colleagues, community partners, and staff in a multicultural environment.
  • Shows commitment to our College’s Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council’s mission and vision.


Desired Qualifications

  • Expertise in theory and methods of systems science for population health
  • Research focus in one of the following areas: population health science and management, health equity, complex systems, or urbanization and health.
  • Background, knowledge, and/or research in the area of population health science relevant to the needs of Arizona's diverse populations
  • Experience in developing and maintaining community partnerships and inter-professional or team-based collaborations
  • Potential for high impact of research
  • Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship related to population health
  • Experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses (including online courses) at the University level on population health, systems science, general and social epidemiology, or organizational behavior and theory.
  • Previous experience mentoring undergraduate or graduate students
  • Evidence of participation in translational, trans-disciplinary, and team science initiatives relevant to CHS research domains
  • Evidence of active involvement in university, community, and/or professional service commensurate with the rank of Assistant professor


Application Deadline and Procedures

Application deadline is December 24, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, click to submit the following:

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications, and professional experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the latter stages of the search process.
  • Diversity and Inclusion statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship, or other work related to the position, supports ASU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined above and in the ASU charter.


If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Rachel Otero at


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and

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