Professor And Chair - Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences

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

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The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University announces a search for a dynamic leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences (BSHES; https://www.sph.emory.edu/departments/bshe/index.html). Applicants should have a doctoral degree in public health, social, behavioral, or population health sciences, or a related discipline; a prominent record of academic scholarship, service, and teaching; a demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding; dedication to faculty career development and to training the next generation of BSHES students; and strong advocacy for community-engaged, collaborative, and methodological research. Candidates should understand trends in the field; have a demonstrated ability to foster creativity, innovation, and collaboration; and have proven leadership and management abilities in a fast-paced environment.


The Chair must have a proven track record in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to research, pedagogy, and public health practice. The Chair must possess the strategic, inspirational, and consensus-building skills needed to advance the Department and its mission. Candidates will provide leadership in all aspects of the Department’s operations. These responsibilities include curricular affairs at the master’s and doctoral levels; research administration and planning; student recruitment, enrollment, and career advising; faculty recruitment and retention; financial management; fundraising/development; and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The committee will accept applications from candidates with an established record that merits appointment as a tenured full professor. The Department Chair position is supported by an endowed Rollins chair.


The departmental mission is to better the health of all people by advancing knowledge and training tomorrow’s leaders 
how to change behavior and social conditions that influence health. 
BSHES comprises 30 primary and over 50 adjunct faculty, many of whom are affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Carter Center, and the Georgia Department of Public Health. Stemming from a Social Ecological approach, BSHES faculty have global research reputations in sexual and reproductive health, community-engaged research, implementation sciences, chronic disease, mental health, substance misuse, health and social policy, HIV/AIDS prevention, genomics, socio-contextual determinants of health, and cancer prevention and control. The 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 that has 26 students (https://www.sph.emory.edu/departments/bshe/programs/index.html).


RSPH employs nearly 200 faculty members and enrolls over 1300 graduate students in its MPH, MSPH, and doctoral programs.  RSPH is growing, ranked 4th by US News and World Report, 4th in National Institutes of Health funding, and is currently under construction for a third building that will bring total space to 500,000 square feet. The School is located on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia, and is adjacent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and a number of laboratory and clinical facilities. The School fosters a culture of inclusion and organizational equity as described in its policy (https://www.sph.emory.edu/about/documents/rsph-dei-policy.pdf). Emory’s endowment is among the largest of US universities. Emory University enrolls over 15,000 students, approximately half in undergraduate programs and half in graduate and professional programs, taught by almost 3,300 faculty. 


Emory University is a leading institution of higher education. The university has an international reputation for world-renowned scholarship and research, unparalleled teaching, and a preeminent medical center that provides students with the access to and opportunity for hands-on learning experiences with top medical researchers and scholars. Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center serves as a health research and teaching arm of Emory University, facilitating close collaboration between the university and Emory Healthcare. The center is comprised of the schools of nursing, public health and medicine, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Emory’s Global Health Institute, the Winship Cancer Institute—a National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer center—and Emory Healthcare.


Applicants should email a letter of interest and CV to: Drs. Robert Krafty (robert.t.krafty@emory.edu) and Kimberly Jacob Arriola (kjacoba@emory.edu), with copy to Jay Inglis-Parker (johanna.inglis-parker@emory.edu). Please include Job Vacancy #69018  in the application. Applicants must also apply to the Emory University Careers Website: http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/careers/. Search for job #69018, or use the following link: https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/69018/job

The starting date is negotiable, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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.

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