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Job Title: Assistant Professor in Health Equity – Latino Populations
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Organization: University of Mass, Amherst
Posted: 9/3/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Promotion
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Amherst,  MA    USA
Compensation: competitive salary
Position Description: 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. 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.

Qualifications: 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

Organization Description: 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.

Closing Date: 12/3/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Gloria Seaman,  Assistant Professor in Health Equity – Latino Populations
Contact Location: 715 North Pleasant

Amherst   MA  01003
Contact Location: 715 North Pleasant
  Amherst   MA  01003
Contact Phone: 413-545-7429 
Contact Fax: 413-545-1645
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: 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,

Additional Information: 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:

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