Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health

  • Oregon Health & Science University – Portland State University School of Public Health, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Jun 02, 2022
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Other Professional fields

Job Description

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position starting in the Fall of 2022 to contribute to advancing the School’s ongoing work on social justice, anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, governance, and professional service. The focus of teaching will be primarily in the Health Promotion Master of Public Health, Community Health PhD and the Public Health Studies BA/BS programs.
Our SPH is aligned with the American Public Health Association in declaring racism a public health crisis, and our School is committed to becoming an antiracist SPH. We are working to center social justice in our internal and external work as a school and are committed to addressing structural and institutional racism, and to holding ourselves accountable to this work.

We seek a faculty colleague with broad expertise in community health and health promotion, with specific expertise in addressing health inequities. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach in several content areas related to health promotion program planning, evaluation, and community health. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a robust program of research and scholarship, seek extramural funding, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and advise and mentor master’s and doctoral students. All faculty are expected to participate in program and School governance, and to engage with community organizations in collaborative research, consultation and service activities.
Any questions about this position should be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Dawn Richardson, OHSU-PSU SPH Associate Dean for Social Justice ( 

Preferred and Required Qualifications


    • Doctorate in public health, social epidemiology, health services, health systems, health policy, or related discipline
    • Commitment to social justice, educational equity and promotion of diversity in higher education and public health
    • Beginning or developed track record of published scholarship and externally funded activity with an emphasis on advancing health equity
    • Experience teaching students in health promotion, community health or related topics


    • Scholarly expertise in antiracism or social justice
    • Ethnographic, qualitative, or mixed methods expertise
    • Developing or demonstrated history of community engagement and collaboration
    • Experience leading or potential to lead research teams
    • Ability to engage undergraduate students to achieve academic excellence in the specified course
    • Ability to support and mentor first generation and/or students of color
    • Experience advising and/or mentoring graduate students
    • Teaching in a variety of settings such as in-person, remote, and asynchronous.




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Application Deadline

Open until finalist identified