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New Public Health Faculty Positions -- Wayne State (Detroit)
Wayne State University

Date Posted Nov. 3, 2023
Title New Public Health Faculty Positions -- Wayne State (Detroit)
University Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, United States
Department Department of Public Health
Application Deadline Nov. 15, 2023
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
    Assistant Professor
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

The Department of Public Health at Wayne State University invites applications for two faculty positions: a tenure-track Assistant Professor position and a unique Pathways Post-Doctoral Fellow-to-Tenure-Track position. We seek active and engaged colleagues with demonstrated research, teaching, and service interests in ELIMINATING HEALTH DISPARITIES AND SOCIAL INEQUALITIES.  Candidates may center their work in a wide range of areas including gun violence; built environment impacts; chronic disease; forced migration; food or housing insecurity; substance use, addiction, and recovery; disability; COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, or other infectious diseases; trauma and mental health; health care access and delivery, etc.  

Candidates should have substantive scholarly expertise in one or more defined areas of public health research and practice.  We seek colleagues with an active research program, demonstrated potential for published scholarship, and an ability to draw on this research to inform their teaching and service. Candidates engaged in multidisciplinary research, community-based research collaborations, and social justice and advocacy research are strongly encouraged to apply. We value applications from persons with experience conducting community-based intervention research with urban populations that may utilize a range of quantitative and qualitative methods (e.g., ethnography, Photovoice, and mixed methods). 

Required Qualifications: 

Candidates for all positions must possess a PhD, DrPH, or equivalent doctoral degree in a public health-aligned discipline or have their degree conferred by August 15, 2024 for a position starting in the Fall 2024 semester. Candidates who additionally possess an MPH are encouraged to apply. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the academic community's diversity and excellence at Wayne State University. 

Application Process:

Apply via for the Assistant Professor position and/or Post-Doctoral Fellow position.  Your cover letter should address: (1) research interests/accomplishments; (2) teaching philosophy/experiences, particularly with undergraduates; (3) potential impact of your work in metro Detroit; and (4) commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in these efforts. Applicants should also provide a curriculum vitae (CV) with the names, titles, and contact information for three professional references; formal letters of recommendation will be required of finalists. Applications completed by November 1, 2023 will be given priority consideration. Questions about these positions may be directed to Dr. Tricia Miranda-Hartsuff, Associate Professor and Chair of the Search Committee, at Dr. Miranda will be present at the Annual Meetings of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and welcomes an in-person introduction. 

Department and University Setting: 

Successful candidates will join a vibrant and engaged academic unit collectively dedicated to health equity and eliminating health disparities.  We are deeply committed to our urban environment and promote diversity and success in our faculty, staff, and students. Our faculty have achieved national and international reputations for excellence in their respective fields of research including mental health and suicide prevention, gender and reproductive health, patient-centered outcomes assessment, immigrant health, and chronic disease prevention.  Our instructors are public health professionals working in city and county health departments, hospitals and health care institutions, and vital non-profit organizations in our region.  The undergraduate-serving Department of Public Health is one of twenty (20) academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). 

Wayne State University is a premier public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education.  Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.  WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups.  WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Tricia Miranda-Hartsuff
    Department of Public Health
    Wayne State University
    Detroit, MI 48202


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