Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion
The Ohio State University College of Public Health
The Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion in the College of Public Health at the Ohio State University (OSU) is searching for one or more well-qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the areas of health disparities and health equity, with a focus on, but not limited to, racism as a determinant of health. As a national leader in public health research, OSU has a responsibility to advance the research on racial justice to improve the health of our community, state and nation. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
The successful candidate should demonstrate (1) a record of high-quality research and scholarship, or for assistant professor candidates, demonstration of a solid research agenda and publication and external funding capability, (2) potential for high-quality teaching and mentoring of public health students from diverse backgrounds, and (3) a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in public health with a focus on social or behavioral science, or in a closely related field with significant public health-relevant training or experience. Rank and salary will be determined by the candidate’s credentials.
About the College
The College of Public Health is Ohio’s first accredited college of public health. First established in 1995 as part of the College of Medicine, the University Board of Trustees created the College of Public Health in 2007. In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked Ohio State’s College of Public Health graduate program 24th of all Schools of Public Health. It is one of seven health sciences colleges on the same campus, more than any other university in the U.S. The college includes five academic divisions, two centers of outreach and engagement, four graduate degree programs with several specializations, and an undergraduate degree with two specializations, and two undergraduate minors. Specializations within the college include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, health services management and policy, veterinary public health, biomedical informatics, and clinical and translational science, and population health management and leadership.
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.
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and it has been recently identified as a city with one of the largest increases in diversity in the U.S. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.
To apply, please visit https://osujoblinks.com/gjiv. Applications will be accepted immediately and will be considered until the search has concluded, but those received by February 1, 2022 will receive priority consideration. Our goal is to have the position filled by spring 2022 for a start date of August 15, 2022. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter including a research statement and a teaching statement, a curriculum vitae, and electronic copies of two recent publications. The College of Public Health is dedicated to fostering a sense of community and belonging for all. We strive to promote diversity and equity – and to be a model of inclusive excellence. Please include a separate diversity statement (up to one page) which outlines examples of your past commitment to diversity and inclusion and how you believe you might contribute to our inclusive climate. Finalists will be asked to supply letters of recommendation.
Please direct inquiries about this position to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Paul Reiter (email@example.com).
Ohio State University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all Ohio State University students, faculty, and staff across all campuses by October 15, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available at: https://safeandhealthy.osu.edu/covid-19-vaccine-requirement