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Position Available


Location: Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts-Amherst / School of Public Health


Asst Professor / Health Equity / Latino Populations

Minimum Requirements:  
Contact Name:

Ms. Gloria Seaman, Latino Health Search Committee

Contact Phone: (413) 545-7429
Contact Email / Web:
Posted: 9/6/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2017-2395

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Tenure Track Position

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences ( is seeking applicants from a range of fields in public health whose research emphasizes Latino health and attendant health equity issues for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applications are encouraged from within the areas of epidemiology, health policy and management, or environmental health.

Position: 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, departmental, school and university service.  Candidates must possess strong research skills with a proven track record of, or excellent potential for, extramural research funding, preferably from federal funding agencies.  Preference will be given to candidates with a commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to health research.

The successful candidate may join the faculty in the programs of Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, or Health Policy and Management, depending on background and research interests. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to become affiliated with a new Center for Community Health Equity Research. Potential areas of research interest may include chronic disease risk, cancer survivorship, immigration policy, social determinants of health, addiction, environmental health and health policy/health services.

The School of Public Health & Health Sciences consists of a highly collaborative group of active researchers in a variety of areas, including: health disparities, women’s health, cancer biomarkers, community based research, global health, nutrition, environmental health, and genomics. In addition to national and international collaborations, public health faculty members collaborate extensively with faculty from the School’s Departments of Nutrition, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders, 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.

Qualifications:  Candidates for the position must meet the following 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
First Review:  The application review process will begin October 16, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is September 2018.
Salary/Benefits:  The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.

Applications:  Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a description of their research and teaching interests, and contact information for 3 references electronically through Interview Exchange:

Questions concerning the search process, please contact, Ms. Gloria Seaman, Latino Health Search Committee, 330 Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9304; phone: (413) 545-7429; email:

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 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 degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration



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