Assistant Professor, Health Promotion & Policy, Tenure Track

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, Health Promotion and Policy Department, School of Public Health and Health Sciences
  • Amherst, MA, USA
  • Sep 22, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description


The University of Massachusetts-Amherst Department of Health Promotion and Policy seeks applicants  for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a colleague with a background in community health sciences whose  teaching and research interests include social justice, health equity, racial-ethnic health  disparities, and adolescent health.

This is a fully state-funded (9-month) tenure track position.

Responsibilities include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community  service, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.  Candidates must have experience  teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and strong research skills with a proven track  record of, or excellent potential for, securing extramural research funding from federal and state  funding agencies, foundations and other sources.

Research areas of particular interest include substance use disorder, place and health, sexual and  reproductive health, racism and health, and research about the health of Latino and Black  populations in the U.S. We are especially interested in candidates who apply mixed- methods and  participatory approaches to understanding these topics.

The School of Public Health & Health Sciences consists of a highly collaborative group of active  researchers across six departments in areas including health disparities, sexual and reproductive  health, cancer biomarkers, community-based research, global health, nutrition, and environmental  health. The Center for Community Health Equity Research brings together researchers with diverse  disciplinary expertise to investigate health disparities and disseminate findings to promote health  equity. In addition to national and international collaborations, faculty members collaborate  extensively with faculty from other departments on campus, the University’s Medical School in  Worcester, MA, and Baystate Health in Springfield, MA.  The University is located in the scenic  Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, which is home to five colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire  College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst)  with  easy access to several major metropolitan areas.

Candidates whose lived experiences, scholarship, and/or mentoring, teaching, and outreach  activities will contribute significantly to campus goals of greater equity and inclusion are  particularly encouraged to apply.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Terminal degree (PhD, DrPH) in public health or related field of study
  • Evidence of independent and collaborative research potential
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level

Application Details

Additional Information:

First Review:  The application review process will begin October 1, 2021, and will continue until  the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is September 2022.

Salary/Benefits:  The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The  University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women,  minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages 7 applications  from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive  climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will  holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an  individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives,  experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also  favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career  and degree.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested candidates must submit their curriculum vitae, a personal statement outlining their  research and teaching interests, and contact information for 3 professional references  electronically through PageUp.


To apply for the position: tenure-track

The contact for the search is Ms. Gloria Seaman, CHE Search Committee,

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color,  religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin,  ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and  participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further  committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to  increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons  with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the  applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and  affirmative action.


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Application Deadline

Open until filled.