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Assistant/Associate Professor - Global & Community Health

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
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Nov 7, 2023

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Open Rank Faculty in Public HealthThe George Mason University Department of Global and Community Health, within the College of Public Health, is launching an open-rank search for two faculty members in epidemiology and/or social and behavioral sciences who are committed to academic excellence and to conducting original and collaborative research in public health with populations within and/or outside of the United States.Though all research areas will be considered, preference will be given to applicants with expertise in infectious disease, mental and behavioral health, youth risk behaviors, maternal and child health, violence against women/children, or environmental health. Midcareer and senior candidates are expected to have an active or recent history of externally-funded research, an established publication record, and evidence of effective classroom teaching commensurate for an appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Early career candidates are expected to demonstrate strong evidence of potential as an independent researcher to obtain external funding and show promise of effective classroom teaching.These are state-funded, full-time (9-month) tenure-track/tenured faculty positions with additional summer research and teaching opportunities. Appointments will begin in August 2024. As the nation's youngest R1 research university, George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. The University recently established an Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force to make certain that Mason is an inclusive and equitable campus community where everyone is valued, supported, and experiences a sense of belonging.Responsibilities:Successful candidates will be expected to: 1) develop and/or continue a program of original research; 2) engage in collaborative research; 3) teach and mentor students; 4) establish and sustain an extramurally funded research program; and 5) engage in professional service in support of advancing the College's mission. Required Qualifications:An earned doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, ScD) in a public health, epidemiology, behavioral, or social science discipline or a closely-related field by spring 2024; public health-related research experience; record of refereed publications; active or recent history of extramurally funded research for midcareer and senior candidates; strong oral and written communication skills; and experience teaching and/or mentoring students at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.Preferred Qualifications:Candidates for associate or full professorships ideally will have an established and funded line of research and experience with mentoring across the academic spectrum (e.g., graduate students, junior faculty). Candidates for assistant professorships ideally will have postdoctoral fellowship training with an established trajectory of refereed publications and evidence of research funding (extramurally funded grants or awards). Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a wide range of courses for MPH and doctoral public health students.About the Department of Global and Community Health:The Department of Global and Community Health has 24 full-time faculty members and an active research portfolio of approximately $2 million that focuses on public health research and teaching. Extramural research support comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, the National Institute for Justice, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Faculty expertise is multidisciplinary with members in epidemiology, biostatistics, and the social and behavioral sciences.The Department prepares students for careers in public health just minutes from the nation's capital. We offer accredited and nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate degrees that provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to solve existing and emerging public health challenges. A PhD in Public Health with concentrations in epidemiology and social/behavioral sciences enrolled its first cohort of students in January 2021. Further information about the department may be found at the College of Public Health:The College of Public Health is located in the new Peterson Family Health Science Hall, which has 165,000 square feet of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and wet and dry labs. The College has accredited degree programs in Global and Community Health, Health Administration and Policy, Nutrition and Food Studies, Nursing, and Social Work, including CEPH accredited bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The ASTHO-Mason Collaborative for Applied Public Health Practice is a groundbreaking initiative to prepare the next generation of research and practice leaders in public health. The College operates a Population Health Center that supports primary and behavioral health care, research, and training. The College has an active research portfolio of approximately $9 million and is the first College of Public Health in Virginia. Further information about the College may be found at:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8943z at; complete and submit the online application; and include the following:(1) cover letter of interest;(2) curriculum vitae;(3) research statement of interests and goals;(4) teaching experience and philosophy;(5) list of three references with full contact information; and(6) diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from marginalized groups in a teaching, mentorship, or advisory capacity, and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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