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Chair, Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion
The Ohio State University

  • Nov. 30, 2017
  • Chair, Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion
  • College of Public Health
  • The Ohio State University
    Columbus, OH
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Education & Promotion
    Community Health
    Health Sciences - General
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The Ohio State University College of Public Health is seeking an innovative leader and scholar to chair its Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion. The successful candidate will develop a vision for the Division to become a premier center for public health behavioral science. The successful candidate will also strengthen the behavioral science mission within the College of Public Health and other health sciences colleges at Ohio State.

The candidate will lead an active behavioral science research program, support and develop interdisciplinary public health research within the College and University, and foster the expansion of the Division faculty’s research portfolio. The ideal candidate would be able to contribute to the College’s existing research programs in tobacco, cancer, addiction, infectious diseases and sexual health, or reproductive health including infant mortality, although strong candidates with experience outside these areas are encouraged to apply. The candidate will recruit new faculty and provide mentorship to all faculty within the Division. The candidate will oversee the MPH and PhD training program in health behavior and health promotion, provide support for the undergraduate major in the College, manage the Division’s resources, and teach at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

Candidates should have a PhD, or comparable doctoral degree, relevant to health behavior and health promotion in public health; a strong record of competitively funded research, mentorship, and teaching; and administrative experience. The candidate’s academic credentials should be consistent with an appointment as professor with tenure in the College of Public Health.

The Ohio State University and the College of Public Health
The College of Public Health is a vibrant center for public health research and practice. Since its establishment as a freestanding entity separate from the College of Medicine in 2004, the College of Public Health has risen rapidly in national rankings, and currently ranks in the top 20 public health schools. Although relatively small, the college comprises an ambitious and dedicated faculty. The College has five divisions: Health Behavior and Health Promotion, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Services Management and Policy, and Environmental Health Sciences, and three centers: Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (HOPES); Center for Public Health Practice; and Center of Excellence in Tobacco Regulatory Science. The College offers doctoral, masters, and undergraduate degrees. For additional details about the college, please visit the website at

The Ohio State University is the leading graduate and professional campus in Ohio and one of the top public research universities in the country. OSU has the most comprehensive health sciences campus in the United States with colleges of public health, medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and optometry, located on the main university campus. The shared campus fosters a collegial community, providing outstanding opportunities for collaboration. Other important university centers include the James Comprehensive Cancer Center, the 3rd largest cancer center in the country; the Center for Behavioral Medicine Research; the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery; and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences.

The Community
Columbus, the 15th largest city in the United States, is an energetic city, and one of the best places to live in the country. As the state capital, it houses the Ohio Department of Health and the Columbus Public Health Department, both of which are key partners for the College of Public Health. Columbus is home to many corporations in finance, retail, information technology, and service industries.

Applications will be accepted immediately and will be considered until the search has concluded. Submit applications with a cover letter and curriculum vitae to

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Laura Curatti

  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
    The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and single parents and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. The University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to a diverse workforce and encourages applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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  • William Miller, MD, PhD, MPH
    Professor and Chair, Health Behavior and Health Promotion Search Committee
    The Ohio State University
    1841 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210-1351


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