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Assistant Professor, Program in Global and Environmental Public Health

Company: New York University
Location: New York
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The myriad health effects of global climate change, including those related to heat waves, food insecurity, vector-borne diseases, storms, and other natural disasters, require a somewhat urgent research response on local and global impact assessments and mitigation strategies. The next generation of researchers will in many ways help define the response to the ongoing and significant changes in climate due to human activities.
The School of Global Public Health (GPH) of New York University is preparing for the next generation of public health leaders with the critical thinking skills, acumen, and entrepreneurial approaches necessary to reinvent the public health paradigm. GPH aims to improve health worldwide through a unique blend of global public health studies, research, and practice.
GPH offers various academic programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. The undergraduate program includes 13 joint majors where students study public health with other relevant subjects. GPHs CEPH-accredited programs include (among others) the Master of Public Health (MPH) in various concentrations, the Master of Science in two concentrations, the PhD in Public Health in one of four areas of study (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Public Health Policy & Management), and a school-wide interdisciplinary DrPH degree.
NYU has an extensive global network of teaching and research sites throughout the world. These sites include three portal campuses and 12 global academic centers in Africa, Australia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. This unique arrangement allows GPH to establish and collaborate on training and degree programs and research efforts worldwide, offers faculty and students truly unique opportunities to engage in their research and to study around the world, and informs public health practice both locally and globally through the exchange of knowledge.
The Program in Global and Environmental Public Health emphasizes the development of strong leadership skills while analyzing, planning, and managing innovative global public health programs. The program offers three MPH degrees: Global Health; Environmental Public Health; and the Sustainable Development Goals. It also offers certificates in Health & Human Rights, Implementation Science, and Applied Global Public Health. Faculty in the program collaborate with colleagues in multiple countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Central Europe. Faculty in the program also participate in the school-wide, newly-launched DrPH degree. The Program is interested in recruiting an outstanding faculty member who can strengthen and contribute to its research agenda and course offerings. We are strongly committed to promoting diversity and supporting students, staff, and faculty from underrepresented backgrounds.
The program is seeking applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position. Candidates are expected to have: (1) a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, MD, JD) in an area related to Global and Environmental Public Health - particularly in the assessment and/or mitigation of the health effects of climate change, and (2) teaching experience in global and environmental public health.
Diversity & Inclusion Statement
At NYU we are committed to inclusive excellence. Inclusion is foundational to scholarly excellence and critical to developing pathways to training for students traditionally underrepresented in the academy and/or particular disciplines. The diversity and inclusion statement offers each applicant the opportunity to highlight their past, present, and future contributions to creating inclusive excellence.
We recognize that local contexts vary across departments and disciplines and that contributions to diversity and inclusion may take many forms. Efforts to cultivate inclusive excellence might include, for example, creating opportunities for students, faculty, and staff traditionally underrepresented in the U.S. academy and/or particular disciplines; public or primary school outreach (particularly to underserved communities); contributions to the diversity of thought and perspective; efforts to increase inclusion and equity at the university or in the local community; as well as ones own life experience.
Below are a few examples of contributions to inclusion that might be developed in a diversity & inclusion statement. These are by no means exhaustive. Your statement might expand on how you have gone about:
Fostering inclusion and building pathways in your discipline by
+ Creating an inclusive and accessible classroom/course (including developing your skills for so doing)
+ Working with campus organizations that support underrepresented, first-generation, differently-abled or non-traditional undergraduate or graduate students
+ Developing discipline or area-specific pathways to majors for such students (e.g., Women in Science)
+ Mentoring individual students, faculty or staff from diverse backgrounds
+ Training international students or mentoring faculty from developing countries
+ Working with your national scholarly organization on diversity, inclusion or equity issues, or
+ Broadening the influence of your work for the public and enhancing underserved communities by
+ Participating in K-12 classroom, museums, or other afterschool programming aimed at fostering general education, excitement, and possibility (particularly in underserved populations)
+ Providing apprenticeships and internships for pre-college students
+ Participating in prison education or other adult education programs that serve under-resourced populations
+ Developing educational programming thru the media or social media
+ Bringing results of research back to local or international communities
+ Participating as a public intellectual on timely issues
+ Engaging in community activities around education, social justice, equity, and inclusion.
A Doctoral Degree in Public Health or related field and previous teaching experience in a higher education environment. Applicants should have a strong and emerging record of scholarly achievement. Applied public health experience and/or global/international work experience in a discipline related to global and environmental public health is highly desirable. Applicants are expected to be up to date on current topics in Global and Environmental Public Health.
Applicants must submit:
+ A letter of application that includes:
+ The candidates interest in the position;
+ Views on priority issues in global public health; and
+ Why this position in GPH is a good opportunity for the candidate.
+ Curriculum vitae
+ Three letters of reference
+ Three recent publications
+ A Diversity and Inclusion Statement
+ Any additional documents that the candidate would like the search committee to consider
For further information, please contact: Program Director, Chris Dickey at .
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
For people in the EU, click here for information on your privacy rights under GDPR: NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Sustainability Statement
NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at

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