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Social and Behavioral Sciences
Temple University College of Public Health

Date Posted Dec. 9, 2020
Title Social and Behavioral Sciences
University Temple University College of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Social and Behavioral Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine

Open-Rank Non-Tenure Track Faculty

At a time when public health has never been more important, Temple University’s College of Public Health is working to solve health’s complexities for a better tomorrow. As one of the largest colleges of public health in the country, we are home to faculty who specialize in 17 health disciplines and conduct novel research and prepare researchers, practitioners and educators to collaborate across disciplines to understand community needs, create evidence-based solutions, and deliver effective, compassionate care. We invite applications for non-tenure track faculty to teach courses in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health and MPH and PhD Programs beginning in Fall Semester 2021.

Qualifications. We seek faculty with a strong record of college teaching, including demonstrated versatility in teaching a variety of courses, such as public health biology, disease prevention and control, program planning, health communication, as well as experience with online teaching. The ideal candidate will be skilled at explaining biological principles required to understand the distribution of infectious and non-infectious disease of public health importance. We seek enthusiastic, dedicated public health professionals with an earned doctorate in public health (DrPH or PhD) or a related doctorate with a MPH. Doctorate must be completed prior to start date. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. Rank is open at the level of instructor, assistant, associate, or full professor dependent on qualifications. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education, research and practice.

The Programs. The BSPH at Temple is among the first in the nation and is highly successful at training entry-level public health professionals and preparing students for graduate school. The program has approximately 350 majors and 100 minors. We also administer a 4+1 BS-MPH program, a Nutrition minor, an MPH program (both on-campus and online), and a PhD program with a specialization in Social & Behavioral Sciences.

The Department. Our 24 faculty members strive to promote healthy communities and train students to excel in public health practice and research. We are committed to understanding and addressing the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations by leading and engaging in public health education, research, and service, often in collaboration with community partners. Our robust BSPH program, live and online MPH programs, and PhD Program in Social & Behavioral Science prepare graduates for career paths as community health educators, counselors and practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. The Department has particular research strengths in health behavior change theory and interventions; health communication; child and maternal health; organ and tissue donation; obesity prevention and intervention; serious mental illness; and cancer prevention, control, and survivorship. The Department ranks first in the College for research expenditures and is committed to using research to inform instructional content and methods. Faculty members actively collaborate with research and clinical colleagues in the College of Public Health as well as the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, the CPH Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and many other government and non-profit public health organizations.

The College. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for academic programming and research, the College of Public Health, a CEPH-accredited school of public health, is a constellation of academic units of public health, social work and health profession disciplines, enrolling 4,300 students. The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other major funders. The College has recently launched a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice. We are harnessing the collective energies of our clinical disciplines through an emerging, innovative framework for interprofessional education.

The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers including CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.

To Apply. Applicants must submit the following materials via email to curriculum vitae; cover letter detailing qualifications for and interest in the position, including teaching philosophy, experience, interests, and strengths particularly as related to the themes of diversity, equity and inclusion; and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of 3-5 references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position, contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Susannah Anderson, at

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer
committed to achieving a diverse community.

  • Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Faculty Affairs
    Temple University College of Public Health
    Bell Building (TECH Center)
    1101 W. Montgomery Ave., 3rd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
  • 2152049116


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