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The Department of Sociomedical Sciences (SMS) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is seeking applications for tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure track scholars at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in global mental health. We expect at least one, with the potential for two positions. Specialty emphasis is open, but we are especially interested in scholars working in low- or middle-income countries in areas related to prevention and/or treatment of child or adult mental disorders, including substance abuse and comorbid health conditions. Research topics of interest include resilience, suicide, stigma, depression, trauma, addictions, aging, multi-level interventions (including structural/policy-level interventions), and implementation science approaches.
Candidates should have research experience and training in public health and/or the social and behavioral sciences, and a strong record of scholarly achievement, peer-reviewed publications, and teaching experience. The selected candidate is expected to have an established and successful record of extramurally-funded research, or to demonstrate potential to obtain extramural funding for their research. We are particularly interested in highly motivated investigators with methodologic and interpersonal skills to lead and sustain diverse scientific teams and produce new interdisciplinary collaborations and impact within the department and across the school and university. A doctoral degree in social or behavioral science or related field (PhD, ScD, DrPH, MD or equivalent) is required; postdoctoral training or experience preferred for assistant professor level position. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references. Applicants should submit all documents electronically through Columbia University’s academic jobs site (https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/search). Review of applications will begin January 31, 2020, and continue until the positions are filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as close to January 31 as possible to increase the likelihood of consideration.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We value diversity in all of its many facets and meanings.
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About Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Situated in one of the greatest universities and medical centers in the world, the Mailman School of Public Health is recognized as a global leader in addressing critical and complex public health issues affecting New Yorkers, the nation, and the world. The Department of Sociomedical Sciences (SMS) (https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/academics/departments/sociomedical-sciences) has a distinguished history as a premier social sciences department in a school of public health. Since the department was founded over 50 years ago, SMS faculty members have analyzed the broad social/structural, historical, cultural, and political contexts that shape health, and we have engaged in teaching, advocacy, and community partnerships that advance public health policy and practice. We invite scholars who are interested in contributing to an active and vibrant community of public health scholars with various social science backgrounds.