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Assistant Professor of Public Health (tenure-track) (4 Vacancies)

CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Policy
New York City, New York
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Dec 9, 2022

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Health & Safety
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Full time

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Public Health (tenure-track) (4 Vacancies)

Job ID: 25713

Location: CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular



The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (SPH) is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The School works collaboratively toward creating a healthier New York City and healthier populations across the globe. CUNY SPH is a leader in promoting equitable and evidence-based solutions to build healthy communities everywhere.


Located in the vibrant Harlem neighborhood within the global metropolis of New York City and a vital part of the City University of New York, the world's largest and most diverse urban public university, CUNY SPH is known for its innovative programs and inclusive culture and its commitment to advancing health equity and social justice locally and globally.  CUNY SPH aims to create affordable, accessible, and supportive educational opportunities for all, including students from underrepresented communities, working adults, and first-generation scholars.   CUNY SPH was been rated the top public school of public health in New York State by the U.S. News & World Report's national rankings for 2023 and was awarded the Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service in 2021 by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).


First accredited by the Council of Education in Public Health (CEPH) in 2011, the School is a leading public school of public health in the New York region. Its student-centered public health training programs include:

  • Five Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programs in hybrid and online formats, Three online and one traditional Master of Science (M.S.) degree program, Three Ph.D. programs, and Two credit-bearing online advanced certificate programs.


Academic programs are organized into four departments: Community Health and Social Sciences; Environmental, Occupational and Geospatial Health Sciences; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; and Health Policy and Management.  We currently have 47 full-time faculty members, 31 adjunct faculty, 62 full-time staff, and over 200 research staff.  The School is also home to seven thriving centers and institutes and is increasingly recognized as a hub for impactful, community-centered applied research and practice. In the past year the School's research portfolio has grown by 189 percent.  CUNY SPH continues to evolve and respond to the changing face of public health, growing and modifying its programs to ensure graduates are optimally equipped to meet tomorrow's pressing public health challenges.


CUNY SPH is seeking to hire four tenure track faculty members at the Assistant Professor level, one in each of the following areas of specialization: 

  • Reducing urban health inequities Climate change, public health and disaster preparedness Health Informatics Organizational and workplace health


We are interested in recruiting public health teacher-scholar-practitioners who will help to shape the future of our School. Successful candidates will be expected to play a role in creating new initiatives and enhancing existing educational programs, obtaining funding acquisition in promising educational and research areas, and developing collaborative relationships within CUNY and with external partners.


This position is based in New York City and will start in either Spring or Fall 2023.

Tenure track faculty receive contractually reassigned eighteen credits of research release time within the first five years of employment and six credits of research release after tenure in order to engage in scholarly activities.



Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree, teaching experience , especially at the masters and doctoral levels, and a record of funded research and scholarly publications, commensurate with career stage.  We are looking for candidates who have enthusiasm and commitment to teaching and to students; a willingness to participate in course and program development; potential to seek and/or secure extramural funding,  develop and maintain an active research and academic publication agenda in at least one of the fields described above or a closely related field.  Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work with others for the good of the institution, as well as a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.



  • Active research portfolio in planning, implementation or evaluation of programs and policies to improve the health of one or more (urban) populations (e.g., LGBTQI, people of color, immigrants, young people)
  • Experience collaborating with communities, organizations, other researchers and/or students on practice-oriented, community-based, community participatory, or implementation science research
  • Commitment to contributing to antiracist pedagogy within the school 



  • Expertise in one of the following areas: big data and artificial intelligence computational methods for exposure assessment and health outcomes of climate change, infectious diseases and/or disaster preparedness
  • Post-doctoral training is preferred
  • Strong scholar productivity, experience and potential to seek and/or secure extramural funding
  • Experience and potential for excellence in multimodal graduate and doctoral instruction and innovative pedagogies



  • A doctoral degree in Informatics or a related field of study.  For those with doctoral degrees in related fields, additional training in heath informatics, such as a Master’s degree or Postdoctoral training would be helpful Evidence of independent and collaborative public/population health informatics research potential Preference will be given to candidates with experience or interest in integrating informatics with other public/population health research methods such as epidemiology and statistics




  • A doctoral degree in public health, industrial-organizational psychology, management or a related field
  • Record of intervention and/or policy research in workplace health and organizational change
  • Record of teaching or demonstrated expertise in organizational management and change, including theories, frameworks and methods in relation to finance, people, policy, organizational culture and/or innovation processes
  • Demonstrated expertise in mixed methods research (quantitative and qualitative)



Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.


Salary Range: $90,375 - $115,000 for a nine-month work year that is paid over the 12-month calendar year.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.



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The uploaded curriculum vitae or resume and cover letter must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text


Candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and contact information for three people to provide confidential letters of recommendation. These materials should be submitted in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf.



Open until filled with review of applications to begin on December 5, 2022.



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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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