Research Assistant Professor - BSHES

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Behav/Soc/Health Educ Sci
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
Cover letter, List of References

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Research Assistant Professor


The Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences (BSHES) at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) is seeking a Research Assistant 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.


We seek a candidate to teach and mentor diverse MPH and doctoral students and serve as a research methodologist. We seek a highly qualified, motivated and dynamic individual with a strong interest in teaching graduate students research methodology in health equity, health promotion and quantitative research methods. The ideal candidate will have prior experience using a variety of instructional delivery methods, including inclusive and anti-racist pedagogies, active learning and other innovative approaches to study and enhance public health education. This position will also support cross-disciplinary collaborations with department faculty on research grants using advanced methods, including social network analysis, system science, GIS, longitudinal and multilevel modeling, measurement for scale development, experimental methods, and intervention development. We encourage candidates from diverse disciplines (e.g., public health, social sciences, biostatistics, social/behavioral epidemiology, health services, education) to apply.


BSHES comprises 30 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 more than 100 MPH students per year and has a well-supported PhD program (sph.emory.edu/bshes). 


This is a three-year position, with the possibility of renewal for additional years pending funding 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:  Cam Escoffery, BSHES Search Committee Chair, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.



Search committee screening of applications will begin May 1, 2021 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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