Asst Professor - Research Track, Global Health

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Global Health
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
Biosketch, Letter of Interest, List of References


The Hubert Department of Global Health (HDGH), Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), Emory University is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track) with expertise in environmental health, nutrition, and gender.


The ideal candidate will have academic training in global health and nutrition, as well as in the social and biological/biomedical sciences. The candidate should have demonstrated experience in leading research to understand the social and biological factors associated with environmental health and nutrition outcomes. Training and experience should include methodological expertise in measurement of social factors such as agency and empowerment. The candidate also should have a record of conducting rigorous evaluations of global environmental health and nutrition interventions, including expertise and skills for a range of evaluation designs.


Candidates should have a PhD, with a strong record of academic research, a robust mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) skill set, hands-on experience conducting research in low- and middle-income country settings, a demonstrated potential for publishing in high-impact journals and securing competitive external funding, and the ability to build interdisciplinary international collaborations for global environmental health, nutrition, and gender research. Numerous opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration exist within the department, with other academic departments at Emory schools, in Atlanta, nationally and globally. Interest and experience engaging with other research within the Global Health department and conducting interdisciplinary research (e.g., integrating environmental health and nutrition with agriculture, sexual and reproductive health, etc.) is welcome. Substantial, applied program implementation and management experience (i.e. outside academia) also is highly desirable.


HDGH (http://www.sph.emory.edu/hpdih.html) includes strong programs in community health and development, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, and WASH. RSPH employs 180 full-time faculty members, and more than 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 several centers, which include faculty from across the University and partner institutions.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Psychometric methods (factor analysis)
  • Item-response theory methods
  • Scale validation
  • Survey development, pretesting, and piloting
  • Cognitive interviewing
  • Substantial international experience
  • Diplomacy and tact in international team setting
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrated track record securing external research funding
  • Demonstrated track record leading and co-authoring peer-reviewed publications
  • Willingness to travel internationally
  • Experience conducting field trainings
  • Substantive expertise in gender, nutrition, and environmental research in women’s and children’s health
  • Prior experience managing international research projects
  • Drafting and renewal of IRB submissions
  • Drafting reports to funding agencies


Additional Position Details

The new faculty member will be welcome to attend regular GROW seminars, HDGH seminars, and/or EHS seminars; may be invited to develop and to teach a course for HDGH; may expect to mentor MPH students on practicum or thesis projects; may mentor doctoral students in research rotations or as a committee member on their dissertation work.

How to Apply: Candidates must apply through the Emory Career website. Applicants must include: 1) a letter addressed to Dr. Kathryn Yount, Chair of Search Committee, describing relevant background and interests; 2) a curriculum vita; and 3) names of three or more references.


Evaluation of applications will begin November 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications will be kept confidential, and references will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission.

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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