The Program in Public Health-Related Majors in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester is conducting an open rank faculty search for a scholar specializing in the historical, social, political, and/or ethical dimensions of health policy. The program seeks outstanding candidates who work at the boundaries between public health, the humanities, and the social sciences and who are able to engage with multiple audiences, both inside and outside of the University. This will be a tenure-track appointment in one of several appropriate departments in Arts and Sciences at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.
The candidate should be prepared to:
1. Maintain an active program of research and scholarship on health policy. Applicants should have an established record of research and publication commensurate with their rank and their field of expertise.
2. Take an active role in the Steering Committee and academic advising for the Program in Public Health-Related Majors, as well as in the functioning of the home academic department.
3. Teach an introductory-level overview of the U.S. health care system and upper-level courses on US health care policy and/or global health issues for the program, as well as courses for the home department.
The interdisciplinary Program in Public Health-Related Majors requires students to examine health and health care through many different lenses: anthropological, psychological, historical, epidemiological, economic, political, and ethical. The members of the Steering Committee collaborate to oversee the five majors in the program: Bioethics; Epidemiology; Environmental Health; Health Policy; and Health, Behavior, and Society. The Steering Committee insures that students get a consistent and rigorous liberal arts education. In addition, it actively seeks to expand the curriculum by soliciting new course offerings from faculty across the university who can address emerging issues in health and health care and develop innovative programs that engage our students with both the local and the global communities.
The position is open to candidates in any academic discipline. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D in hand by July 1, 2018, and will join an appropriate department in the School of Arts and Sciences. To apply, visit www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, article-length writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references by November 1, 2017. Please note that the job is listed under the department “Dean’s Office-SAS."
For more information about the Program in Public Health-Related Majors, visit http://www.rochester.edu/college/ph/index.html. The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education. University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Review of applications will continue until a successful candidate is identified. For more information about the position, please contact: Daniel Reichman, chair of the search committee, email@example.com
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