Assistant/Associate or Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences (Open Rank)
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences (DPPHS) in the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine invites applications for a talented candidate at any level of Clinical Track or the Clinician-Educator Series (Assistant, Associate, or Full professor) in the Division of Health Behavior Research of the Department to primarily support and expand a productive undergraduate and graduate teaching program in social, community, and behavioral determinants of health. The current curriculum includes established courses in health education and promotion, health behavior theory, research methods, statistics, intervention design and evaluation, and grant-writing. This new position seeks to enhance and foster current and future teaching capacities, with a proposed start date of Aug. 1, 2023.
We seek an accomplished scientist with a PhD or equivalent degree in any relevant discipline including Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, Sociology or a related health research field with teaching experience and research interests in one or more of the following areas substance use/addiction, cancer prevention, physical activity/sedentary behavior/obesity, eating behaviors/nutrition, health services utilization, risky sexual behavior, or mental health. The successful applicant will be expected to have experience in undergraduate or graduate level teaching, a history or active research experience, evidence of peer-reviewed publication productivity, and evidence of leadership or leadership potential in health behavior research commensurate with stage of career. Collegiality, resourcefulness, and motivation are highly expected characteristics in the Division of Health Behavior Research. Research opportunities are a possibility, but the position is envisioned as fundamentally as a teaching position.
The faculty appointment will be in the Division of Health Behavior Research (HBR), which includes 27 diverse faculty from different disciplines, including Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Biostatistics, and Communication. The Division of Health Behavior Research is focused on evaluating, preventing, and promoting a range of health behaviors (e.g., tobacco/substance use, nutrition, physical activity, mindfulness) that are associated with chronic and infectious diseases, with special emphasis on youth/young adults and health disparities populations. Our work seeks to (1) understand the epidemiology, determinants, and consequences of health risk behaviors, (2) develop and test health behavior intervention; and (3) disseminate programs and influence policies related to health behavior change and prevention.
The Division of Health Behavior Research has active teaching and training programs at the undergraduate (BS), master’s (MPH), doctoral (PhD), and postdoctoral levels. The successful candidate will have experience teaching courses at one or more of these levels with a focus on social, community, and behavioral determinants of health including Foundations in Health Education and Promotion, Culture and Health, Public Health Practice, Program Design and Evaluation, Organizing and Mobilizing Communities for Public Health, and Public Health Practicum. The recruitment package is highly competitive, and includes housing assistance, protected time to develop research and coursework, and access to doctoral and postdoctoral trainees for assistance in research.
The annual base salary range for this position is $125,000-$210,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Please apply here and upload curriculum vitae, a brief summary of course teaching interests, teaching philosophy statement, diversity/inclusion/equity statement, and names and contact information for three individuals who are familiar with academic accomplishments including teaching and communication skills. For further inquiries, please contact:
Vice-Chair for Education
Department of Population and Public Health Sciences
Keck School of Medicine of USC
2001 N Soto Street
Los Angeles CA 90089-9237
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