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The Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences (BSHES) at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) is seeking an Assistant Research Professor (non-tenure track). The BSHES department's public health training and research priorities follow a social ecological framework, viewing health outcomes as a result of a complex interplay of factors operating at multiple levels. BSHES faculty use innovative pedagogies to train future leaders in public health with competencies that span individual, interpersonal, community, and societal levels of influence.
The Assistant Research Professor position will be supported by the Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast (RISE), which seeks to improve reproductive health and equity of people in the U.S. Southeast through transdisciplinary research that informs social, systems, and policy change. This faculty member will provide leadership for conceptualizing and conducting analyses about reproductive health access - with a specific focus on abortion and contraceptive policy evaluation, for RISE research communication and dissemination, for engaging with RISE clinical, community, and advocacy stakeholders, and for related funding proposals and reporting. The ideal candidate will have expertise in: the study of multilevel factors affecting reproductive health access and service utilization, such as reproductive health policy/program evaluation; applying advanced statistical or qualitative data analytic techniques; research dissemination through a variety of mediums and to diverse audiences; grant and manuscript preparation; student and staff supervision and mentorship; professional engagement with reproductive health, rights and justice stakeholders; and grounding their work in anti-oppressive and social justice frameworks (e.g., reproductive justice). Applicants with a PhD, DrPH or equivalent degree in public health or related disciplines (e.g., sociology, communications, education, public policy, behavioral economics) and at least one year of postdoctoral professional experience are preferred.
BSHES comprises 32 primary and over 50 adjunct faculty, many of whom are affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH). Our faculty have global research reputations in sexual and reproductive health, community-engaged research, cancer prevention and control, mental health, substance misuse, HIV prevention, genomics, and macro-social determinants of health. Our faculty collaborate with other departments in RSPH, the School of Medicine, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Allied Health, Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and Winship Cancer Institute. The department matriculates around 100 MPH students per year and has a well-supported PhD program (sph.emory.edu/bshes).
The desired start date for this position is January 2023. The selected faculty member will devote 100% to RISE research, research translation, administration, and mentorship/supervision in the first year of the role, and may potentially contribute to departmental teaching beginning in year two or three. This is a three-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal pending funded teaching and research opportunities. Applicants should submit materials via Emory's HR portal. Online applications should include a letter indicating the candidate's interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact details for 3 professional references, to the attention of: Dawn Comeau and Whitney Rice, BSHES Search Committee Co-Chairs, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. Search committee screening of applications will begin September 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be considered confidential, and references will not be contacted without the permission of applicants.
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