The Hubert Department of Global Health (HDGH), Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), Emory University is seeking to recruit a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specific focus on social and behavioral research in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
The ideal candidate will have expertise carrying out formative research to understand social and behavioral factors associated with WASH-related health disparities and health outcomes; applying behavioral theory to designing WASH-related interventions to improve behaviors and health; and conducting process and impact evaluations of WASH-related behavioral interventions. The candidate should also have a record of leading research to understand the impacts of WASH conditions on underserved populations, specifically among women and girls, and the influence of gender on WASH-related outcomes more broadly.
Candidates should have a PhD with a strong record of academic research and teaching, a robust mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) skill set, hands-on experience conducting research in low and middle income (LMIC) settings, a demonstrated capacity to publish and secure external funding, and the ability to be a team player while carving out a distinctive niche in global behavior and gender WASH research. Candidates will teach a qualitative methods and/or analysis class, and thus previous relevant teaching experience is desirable, including experience with online teaching. Numerous opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration exist within the department, with other academic departments at Emory schools, in Atlanta, nationally and globally. Interest/experience engaging with other research within the Global Health department and conducting interdisciplinary research (i.e. integrating WASH research with nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, violence, etc.) is welcome.
HDGH (http://www.sph.emory.edu/hpdih.html) includes strong programs in WASH, nutrition, infectious disease, non-communicable diseases, community health and development, and sexual and reproductive health. RSPH currently employs 180 full-time faculty members, and over 1,000 full and part-time students are obtaining Master’s degrees in its six Departments and five PhD programs. The department hosts many international fellows, including Humphrey, Foege, Fogarty, Muskie, and Fulbright. HDGH is expanding its network of global partners by building strategic alliances with developing and emerging global players in public health. The department has unique partnerships with Atlanta-based organizations such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CARE, the Carter Center, and American Cancer Society, and with health organizations around the world. RSPH houses the Center for Global Safe WASH (CGSW) at Emory University (http://www.cgswash.org/), which includes faculty from across the University and partner institutions.
How to Apply: Candidates must apply thru the Emory Career website. Applicants must include: 1) a letter addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee describing their interest and relevant background; 2) a curriculum vita; and 3) names of three or more references.
Evaluation of applications will begin in November 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be kept confidential and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant.