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Assistant Professor (LGBTQIA+ Health) in Health, Behavior and Society

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 17, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time
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The Department of Health, Behavior and Society in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start July 1, 2022 or soon thereafter. For this position, the Department is particularly interested in faculty who hold substantive research expertise in the health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ and other sexual and gender minority populations, broadly construed. Successful candidates will have relevant publications in LGBTQIA+ and other sexual and gender minority health, public health, and social and behavioral sciences through peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to both ongoing and new projects, while growing an independent, grant-funded research program. In addition, evidence of success in external grant funding, and classroom teaching and mentoring experience are beneficial.

The Department seeks to understand and tackle the most intractable health issues, most of which are rooted in social conditions, structural inequities, and behaviors. Faculty, staff, and students conduct observational research and work to develop and evaluate interventions at every level of the socioecological framework to influence behaviors, address social factors that affect health, and improve public policy and ultimately reduce health inequity and improve key health outcomes. The Department conducts interdisciplinary empirical research using a wide array of social and behavioral science methods in Baltimore, the U.S., and in over 45 countries around the world. We prioritize conducting research with practical relevance and public health practice is valued in addition to research. We have three master's programs and one PhD program focused on behavioral and societal impacts on public health. We also contribute to the school-wide Masters in Public Health and Doctor of Public Health program and teaching in the growing undergraduate Public Health Studies program. The School has an active LGBTQIA+ working group which includes students, faculty and staff and allies.

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate degree in health education, health promotion, public health, behavioral sciences or a closely related field at the time of employment. We seek applicants with programs of research (active and/or planned) that promote evidence-based practice, utilize practice-based evidence, and strive to improve health using theories, methods, and tools of behavioral science.

Given the current pedagogical interests of the Department, candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to graduate teaching and advising in the area of LGBTQIA+ and other sexual and gender minority health with a readiness for developing advanced courses and teaching soon after joining the faculty. The Department currently provides a strong infrastructure for teaching including a Certificate program in LGBTQIA+ health, an active working group representing multiple departments, an established group of faculty at all ranks who conduct research on LGBTQIA+ health issues domestically and internationally, and a community-engagement and service learning Center (SOURCE) for the JH Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.

Applicants must submit via Interfolio:

  1. A cover letter that includes research and practice interests, and brief teaching philosophy, addressed to "Search Committee Chair"
  2. CV
  3. 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 Bloomberg faculty
  4. A list of three professional referees that includes their complete contact information

Please direct all questions about this search to Steven Montera, Administrative Specialist, Department of Health, Behavior & Society at .The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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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