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Open Rank Professor - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Research Design and Analytics
Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

Date Posted Feb. 8, 2019
Title Open Rank Professor - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Research Design and Analytics
University Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University
Washington, D.C., United States
Department Prevention and Community Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Wellness & Injury Prevention
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Economics
    Community Health
    Women's Health

The Department of Prevention and Community Health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University seeks a full-time tenure track or tenured Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. We encourage candidates from diverse disciplines (e.g., public health, economics, public policy, psychology, sociology, education, or a related methodological field) to apply.

The Milken Institute School of Public Health has a diverse and growing faculty, with a rapidly expanding research portfolio. As the only school of public health in the nation’s capital, faculty and students have a unique opportunity to work closely with government and non-governmental organizations headquartered in DC. The Department of Prevention and Community Health comprises faculty from across many disciplines, conducting both domestic and international research focused on the social determinants of health and health promotion at various social ecological levels. Faculty within the Department are funded by external research grants and contracts from a broad range of local, state and federal agencies as well as from public and private philanthropy. Along with this vibrant research environment, the Department also has a commitment to training and mentoring students, having recently launched a PhD Program in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (SBS).

Primary responsibilities include an active role in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will: 1) pursue an externally funded research program, 2) teach in the PhD in SBS program, the DrPH in Health Behavior program, and/or MPH program in the Department (which has four focal areas: Maternal and Child Health; Community Oriented Primary Care; Health Promotion; and Public Health Communication and Marketing); 3) mentor and advise graduate students; 4) participate in service and committee-related activities to the Department, School, University, and candidate’s profession.

Areas of particular interest to the Department include the use of innovative research methods, study design, and/or advanced quantitative analyses aiming to improve public health. Examples of such methods include, but are not limited to, optimized or novel study designs, social network analyses, "human-centered" designs, analysis of "Big Data," group randomized trials, multi-level modeling, latent-variable modeling, and related advanced methodologies.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a field related to social and behavioral methods with advanced methodological training. Applicants must have a proven track-record of peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated record of external funding, and have prior teaching experience in social and behavioral quantitative research methods, research design, and/or statistical methods and analytics at the master’s and/or doctoral levels.

To apply, please complete an online faculty application at and upload a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience. The review of applications will begin on March 5, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Academic rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Please direct any questions to the PCH Search Committee, Milken Institute School of Public Health; e-mail:

  • Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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