Assistant Professor in Global Health

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
08 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Health Sciences. The position will start in fall 2018. We are looking for a colleague who will help us to continue building on the College’s tradition of excellence.

Tenure-track faculty at Boston University are expected to teach, carry out independent research, and participate in service. The successful candidate will have a research program that has potential for ongoing support by external funding. Specialization within the field of global health is open, and areas of particular interest could include one or more of the following: climate, environment, and health; data science, involving the use of quantitative methods to analyze large datasets; health disparities; and/or vulnerable populations. The successful candidate will have a well-defined vision of their research goals and have demonstrated success with multi-disciplinary teams.

The Department of Health Sciences is part of a vibrant Boston University academic and research community that includes 17 schools and colleges across the Charles River and Medical campuses, including Boston University’s renowned School of Public Health as well as many other highly regarded medical and educational institutions in the Boston area that allow for collaborative and interdisciplinary activities. We invite you to join our interdisciplinary faculty and become involved with our network of collaborations within Boston University and the greater Boston community.

Required Skills

Qualifications include:

  • Earned research doctoral degree (PhD, ScD or equivalent in any public health field, completed at the time of application)
  • Post-doctoral experience (preferred)
  • Clear potential for an externally funded research program
  • Peer-reviewed journal publications
  • Teaching experience at the college/university level, preferably with undergraduate students


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send applications (letter of intent including statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references) to:

Kelsey Berdeguez

Senior Program Coordinator

Department of Health Sciences

Boston University

College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

635 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

(electronic submission preferred:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type