Tenure-Track Opportunity in Anti-Racism at University of Washington

The Department of Health Services at the University of Washington (UW) seeks to fill one full-time faculty position with a focus on Anti-Racism as a Full Professor (tenure-track) on a 12-month service period with an anticipated start date as early as fall 2020.   

The position would serve as the Director for the Center for the Study of Anti-Racism and Health (ARCH).  The purpose of ARCH is to provide a community of scholarship and activism – in the School of Public Health, across the University, and within the broader community – concerning interventions that can break down the societal and institutional structures of racism and, thus, to reduce future inequalities in health.

They seek candidates with demonstrated experience in research, teaching, mentorship, and administration related to structural racism, its impact on health, and approaches to disrupt it.  The Director is expected to engage in both university and community service at the local, regional, national, and international levels and encouraged to establish their own research agenda, including how racism intersects with other social inequities.  

See position listing for full details.

To be considered for this position, please submit the following:

  • A statement describing your interest in the position, including relevant leadership and mentoring experience, research interests and teaching history;
  • A one-page diversity statement that describes your experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as your potential to contribute to our diversity mission and commitment to being an anti-racist institution; and
  • Curriculum Vitae (including description of extramural funding)
  • Names and contact information for four references.  References will only be contacted after an initial screening of candidates.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020. The position is open until filled.

If you have questions please contact: Holly Bergstrom, Manager of Faculty Human Resources at hb2@uw.edu

Thank you to HELI 2018 alumna Dr. Maria Mora Pinzon for sharing!

Opportunity at UMD College Park

The School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management (expected start date of August 2020). They seek candidates with expertise in health equity or health disparities in the context of health care delivery, health care access and quality, or health care management.

The Department conducts scholarship in health services research, health policy, healthcare management and health equity. The Department’s mission is to improve population health and achieve health equity in the community, in the state of Maryland and nationally by training future leaders and pursuing excellence in research and service. The Department is connected to the Maryland Center for Health Equity.

This is a 9-month tenure track appointment with an Assistant Professor title. The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate in health services research, health policy, health economics, health care management, public health or related areas and have experience conducting original and applied research. Recent PhD graduates who work in the private or government sectors are encouraged to apply.

Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu, search position #106033.

See position announcement for additional details:

Applications should be completed by December 1st, 2019 for best consideration.
The review of applicants will be ongoing, but applicants are encouraged to apply early.

For additional information, contact the committee chair, Dr. Kellee White (kwhite20@umd.edu).

Thank you to HELI 2012 alumna Kellee White, PhD, MPH, for sharing!

Health Disparities Research Scholars Postdoc at UW-Madison

The Health Disparities Research Scholars Postdoctoral T32 Training Program in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for at least one postdoctoral trainee position beginning in the fall of 2020.

This program supports the training and mentoring of scholars from diverse fields to become interdisciplinary researchers with a focus on health among minority populations, particularly maternal/child, adolescent, and family health. We are seeking candidates who are committed to a research career.

More info: Application procedures and program information.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Questions may be directed to Program Administrator Pam Asquith, PhD,

Please share with your networks to help identify candidates!

Research Fellowship at Harvard in Indigenous Community Well-Being

The Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine seeks a postdoctoral fellow to coordinate a new action-research project dedicated to advancing Indigenous Partnerships for Community Well-Being.

Many Indigenous peoples in the USA experience overwhelming social problems stemming from legacies of conquest and dispossession that have led to unremitting poverty. These problems include mental health inequities such as high community rates of trauma, addiction, and suicide. And yet, conventional clinical approaches to helping individuals with psychological distress and disability are not always well-tailored for Indigenous communities. By engaging in participatory fashion with knowledgeable and resilient Indigenous community partners, the Indigenous Wellness project will assess the relevance, efficiency, and effectiveness of mental health and psychosocial helping services and, together with community partners, re-imagine and re-design such services toward greater cultural consonance, therapeutic benefit, and community self-determination. In-depth consultation with community leaders, traditional healers, and other local knowledge carriers—and circulation of lessons learned through routine academic publication and community dissemination—will be essential to the success of these endeavors.

This fellowship will be under the supervision of Prof. Joseph Gone, Faculty Director for the Harvard University Native American Program, and in collaboration with regional and national Indigenous community partners, the fellow will assume mentored responsibility for: (1) advancing research projects, analyzing associated data, writing manuscripts, and submitting these for publication; (2) coordinating existing partnerships and supporting new partnerships toward efficient and effective action-research dedicated to services innovation; (3) managing the logistics of community-engaged action-research, including ethics review, financial reporting, grant preparation, etc.; (4) consolidating a relevant network of community-engaged researchers and Indigenous knowledge keepers who are committed to promoting innovative Indigenous wellness projects; and (5) supervising students, trainees, and volunteers who contribute to these efforts. Ability to travel routinely to project sites, whether regional or national, is required.

Full position details including qualifications and application instructions available here.

Start date:  Interviewing in October for December 1, 2019, start (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Location: Boston/Cambridge, MA, USA

For additional information regarding the project or the post, please email: Professor Joseph Gone (jgone@g.harvard.edu)

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at UW-Madison SMPH

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO). This is not a faculty position, but we encourage HELI alumni to share this opportunity widely through their professional networks!

While advancing diversity, equity and inclusion is the responsibility of all members of the SMPH, the CDIO will oversee and promote effective collaborative efforts at a school-wide level. The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree in a field related to the position. The incumbent must have at least six years of professional and relevant work experience with excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills that foster trust, credibility and understanding. The candidate must have the ability to navigate complex academic and healthcare communities, building bridges and strong collaborative relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders. The applicant must have the ability to interact and influence at all levels of an organization and to work collaboratively across functions and departments toward shared objectives. A background in grant-writing experience is preferred.

Full position details and application instructions are included in the position flyer and online here: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/503323/chief-diversity-and-inclusion-officer

All applications received by the due date of January 5, 2020 will be given full and equal consideration.   

Questions may be directed to Kim McFarlane at kmmcfarlane@wisc.edu and (608) 263-1130.

Thank you to HELI 2019 Alumna Farah Kaiksow, MD, MPP, for sharing with HELI!

Faculty Opportunity at Lehman College, CUNY

Lehman College within the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track Associate or Full professorship in the Health Services Administration program beginning in Fall, 2020

This position in the Department of Health Sciences and program in Health Services Administration will include leadership of the program as it develops and expands its scope in line with the mission and strategic vision of Lehman College. This includes increasing student success and creation of new programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in order to meet the health administration workforce needs of The Bronx and surrounding region and to improve the health and well-being of the people of surrounding communities. Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York, is CUNY’s only four-year public college in the Bronx, and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Full position details and application instructions are available here.

Review of CVs began on October 15 and will continue until a candidate has been identified.

Questions may be directed to the Human Resources department at recruiting@lehman.cuny.edu.

Thank you to HELI 2012 alum Juan J. DelaCruz, PhD, for sharing with us!

Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Adams & CAIRHE

Congratulations to former UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) Director & HELI Faculty Dr. Alexandra Adams and the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE) at Montana State University!

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $10.7 million grant to the CAIRHE at Montana State University to continue its mission to reduce health disparities in Native and rural communities through community-based participatory research. The Center was founded in 2014 and concluded its first five-year Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence grant from the NIH earlier this year. Following a competitive renewal process, CAIRHE received its latest five-year grant effective Sept. 1.

Dr. Adams is the director and principal investigator for the CAIRHE and her collaborative team includes two HELI 2015 alumni Nicole Carnegie, PhD, and Vernon Grant, PhD.

Read the full MSU announcement here.

Congratulations to Dr. Adams and all involved!

North Dakota State University Opportunity

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Department of Public Health invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor.

The mission of the NDSU Department of Public Health is to promote health and well-being through education, practice, and research with an emphasis on American Indian and other diverse and underserved populations. The Master of Public Health program holds the values of professionalism and ethics, diversity, social justice, and using an interdisciplinary team approach.

NDSU is the proud host of the first and only American Indian Public Health specialization in US Schools of Public Health. The Department of Public Health (DPH) offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) with four specializations (American Indian Public Health, Community Health Sciences, Management of Infectious Disease, and Food Safety).

Full position details and requirements are available here.

The position will be open until filled.

Screening will begin on November 1, 2019.

Thank you to HELI 2012 alumna Dr. Donna Grandbois for sharing this opportunity!

Opportunity at UTHealth Brownsville

The University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) School of Public Health at Brownsville is seeking three faculty members (assistant professor level) for tenure-track, 12-month appointments.

These recruitments provide an opportunity to join a remarkable faculty and the intellectual space to develop new ideas and directions.  We serve the Rio Grande Valley of Texas by addressing health disparities found in Hispanic populations.  Our researchers lead unique community-based, translational research programs. 

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the school’s teaching, research and service mission.  We encourage applications from the diverse areas of public and population health and medicine. Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, translational science, behavioral science, health promotion, or related areas.  We seek individuals with strong scholarly credentials including research publications and a record of external research funding from federal sources. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until all positions are filled.

Full application details are included in the position flyer (PDF)

Candidates with further questions are encouraged to contact the search committee co-chairs at: 

Thank you to HELI 2018 alum Dr. Enmanuel Chavarria for sharing this opportunity!

UW Milwaukee Social Work Opportunities

Alumni of HELI 2019 may remember Dr. David Pate, Jr. alerting them to some upcoming opportunities in his department at UW-Milwaukee. Two positions are now open!

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Helen Bader School of Social Welfare Department of Social Work seeks to fill multiple Tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The Department of Social Work confers BSW, MSW, and PhD degrees, offers certificate programs in school social work, applied gerontology, trauma-informed care, and nonprofit management and a joint MSW/MPH degree.  The qualified applicant must hold a PhD in social work or a related field by position start date.  

See the position announcement for full details and instructions.
UW Milwaukee position announcement (Word Doc)

The initial review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019.

Questions may be directed to Search and Screen Committee Chair Melinda S. Kavanaugh, PhD, at kavanaug@uwm.edu.

Additionally, the committee will be at the CSWE APM in Denver Oct 22-26, holding informational sessions for the positions. Please contact Dr. Melinda Kavanaugh to schedule an appointment.

Thank you again to Dr. Pate for sharing these opportunities with the HELI network! Please share widely across your networks.