VCU seeks assistant professor for Dept. of Health Behavior and Policy

Virginia Commonwealth University has an opening for an assistant professor in its department of Health Behavior and Policy. The department is part of the School of Medicine and closely affiliated with Massey Cancer Center.

Applicants for the 12-month tenure-track position are expected to have a doctoral degree in public health or closely related fields, such as psychology. Applicants should show evidence of research productivity and the potential to obtain external funding.

Research areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) pediatric cancer prevention and control, obesity/tobacco epidemiology and policy analysis, and behavioral or lifestyle interventions targeted to children and families. Individuals with expertise in mobile/digital health, just-in-time adaptive interventions, or geospatial analysis as applied to cancer prevention and control topics are encouraged to apply.

The faculty member will also support the department with teaching responsibilities at the graduate level, including providing support to Ph.D. programs in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Healthcare Policy and Research. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should access the following link to complete the online application: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/58122.. Please include a CV, cover letter and contact information for 3 references. Please email questions to: Bernard Fuemmeler, PhD, Search Committee Chair, Bernard.Fuemmeler@vcuhealth.org.