Faculty Openings


Faculty Positions, Epidemiology

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) invites candidates to apply for open faculty positions in the Department of Epidemiology. Successful applicants will be recognized researchers and educators in the field of epidemiology with an established record of externally funded research.

BUSPH is a top-tier school of public health located on the Boston University Medical Campus, which also includes Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences of the School of Medicine, and Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. BUSPH is a globally recognized leader in graduate education and public health research, with strategic emphases that include ensuring affordable, quality health care; creating a clean environment; eliminating health disparities; and promoting health globally.

Currently, the Department of Epidemiology consists of 23 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members who teach 35 courses annually and receive over $4.8 million per year in research awards from NIH, CDC, and other public and private sources. The Department serves over 270 students in its MPH, MSc and PhD programs.

Department faculty are currently conducting research on infectious diseases, including HIV, pneumonia, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis; reproductive outcomes, including birth defects, fertility, and effects of perinatal exposures on development; factors associated with normative and exceptional aging; health outcomes of family caregiving; health disparities and minority health; novel methods in epidemiologic research including internet-based studies; pharmacoepidemiology; smoking cessation; and environmental risk factors for kidney disease, and other outcomes. There are opportunities to collaborate with the School’s Center for Global Health and Development, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Framingham Heart Study, and clinicians serving the diverse patient population at Boston Medical Center.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in epidemiology. Successful applicants will have demonstrated a commitment to graduate education and mentorship of students, and have shown outstanding scholarship through publication and an established record of externally funded research. A description of the Department can be found on the Epidemiology section of our site.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter in confidence. The cover letter should briefly describe the candidate’s research and teaching experience. Materials should be submitted to: Shelley Barnes—TE3, Epidemiology Faculty Search Committee, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118 or emailed to: sbbarnes@bu.edu. The search committee will begin deliberations in October. The positions will remain open until filled.


Full-Time Faculty Position, Health Policy and Management

The Department of Health Policy and Management in the Boston University School of Public Health invites applications for a new full-time faculty position. Rank is open.

Duties will include teaching 2 to 4 courses year (the departmental core course—Introduction to U.S. Health Policy, Delivery, and Management—and at least one other course), and advising Master of Public Health students. Each faculty member also is expected to maintain a portfolio of externally funded scholarly research.

A doctoral degree in a related field is required. We seek faculty with a teaching and research focus in one or more of these areas: pharmaceutical management and policy, health system transformation, strategy, operations, health care finance, or health policy, along with knowledge of issues in health care management. The department offers M.P.H., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. It is affiliated with a two-site health services research center of excellence funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Faculty work under a system of continuously rolling multi-year appointments; length corresponds to faculty rank and annual merit reviews. No BUSPH faculty are tenured.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please send electronic copies of curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests and experience, teaching evaluations (if available), and names of references to Ms. Karen Greene, Health Policy and Management Department, BUSPH. The search will remain open until the positions are filled.


Associate Chair for Education, Community Health Sciences (12/20/2013)

Boston University School of Public Health invites accomplished scholars to apply for the position of Associate Chair for Education in its dynamic and growing Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS). The Associate Chair will lead educational programs for the department. Candidates will be at the Associate Professor or Professor rank. The successful applicant will be a successful scholar with experience leading educational programs, and with recognized education and/or research scholarship. S/he will have demonstrated a commitment to graduate education (curriculum development and teaching excellence) and mentorship of faculty and students, have experience leading, managing and/or administering educational programs, and have a track record of scholarship (e.g. curricula, peer-reviewed published papers, training grant awards).

Currently, the Department of CHS consists of 20 full-time faculty members who teach several dozen courses annually and receive over $4 million per year in research awards from NIH, CDC, and other public and private sources. The Department has over 300 concentrators in its MPH program.

Department of CHS Faculty study and teach about public health problems in the context of social and cultural factors. The faculty’s current research program includes studies of public health problems that emerge from individual (“lifestyle”) behavior, interpersonal influences, and institutional, community, and cultural forces; health disparities; mental health and substance use issues; health literacy and communication; sexual health; the design and imple¬mentation of programs and policies to improve health conditions; rigorous experimental and evaluation research; and mixed-methods and community-based participatory research. The Department was formed in 2009 by merging the departments of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Maternal & Child Health, areas that define concentrations for MPH student study. The department’s educational program includes the MPH degree and leadership of a school-wide interdisciplinary DrPH degree. Teaching emphasizes assessment, intervention, communication, advocacy, and community-based participatory research and a life course approach to practice in the areas of women and children’s health, reproductive issues, addressing unhealthy alcohol and other drug use, violence and community health issues.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in public health, social and behavioral sciences, maternal and child health, or related fields, and be eligible for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. We seek candidates who are committed to teaching excellence and student mentorship, and who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship as described above. Specialty areas could include a scholarly focus on the areas listed above. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Therefore, applicants from underrepresented demographic groups are encouraged to apply.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and a statement addressing teaching experience and any current and future research interests. The cover letter (2-3 pages) should briefly describe the candidate’s teaching, mentorship, research, educational program management or administration and public health practice experience. Materials should be submitted to: Dr. Eugene Declerq, Chair, CHS Associate Chair Search Committee, Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02118 or emailed to: Karen Smith, Departmental Administrator.

BUSPH is a top-tier school of public health housed within the Boston University Medical Campus, which also includes the Boston University School of Medicine, the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences of the School of Medicine, and the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. BUSPH is a globally recognized leader in graduate education and public health research, with strategic emphases that include ensuring affordable, quality health care; creating a clean environment; eliminating health disparities; and promoting health globally.


Assistant/Associate Professor – Environmental Health (10/2/2013)

The Department of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health is seeking applicants for a faculty position. The successful candidate will join an established and well-supported graduate program on the Boston University Medical Campus, with opportunities to collaborate across multiple departments and schools. The Department of Environmental Health has active MPH, MS, and PhD training programs, with a robust research program including emphases in exposure science, environmental epidemiology, spatial epidemiology, community-based participatory research, toxicology, and multidisciplinary studies of neurodevelopmental health effects of environmental exposures.

The recruited faculty member is expected to teach the core course in Environmental Health and additional courses within the department. Responsibilities will also include active advising and mentoring, along with involvement in research activities and university service.

The successful candidate for this position must have a doctorate in environmental health sciences or a related field; an interest and ability in teaching at the graduate level, including demonstrated successful teaching experience at the graduate level; and research interests and skills that complement departmental expertise, and a record of peer-reviewed publications commensurate with experience and rank.

Applications: Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2013, and applications received by December 20, 2013 will be assured of consideration. The anticipated start date is July 2014. Applicants should send a detailed letter of interest, CV and list of references to Prof. Les Boden, Search Committee Chair, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, T4W, Boston, MA 02118.


Associate/Full Professor - Environmental Health (10/2/2013)

The Department of Environmental Health at Boston University School of Public Health is seeking applicants for a faculty position. The successful candidate will join an established and well-supported graduate program on the Boston University Medical Campus, with opportunities to collaborate across multiple departments and schools. The Department of Environmental Health has active MPH, MS, and PhD training programs, with a robust research program including emphases in exposure science, environmental epidemiology, spatial epidemiology, community-based participatory research, toxicology, and multidisciplinary studies of neurodevelopmental health effects of environmental exposures.

The recruited faculty member is expected to sustain a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program in the field of environmental epidemiology, with activities that complement departmental expertise. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring postdoctoral fellows and graduate students enrolled in doctoral and masters level programs, active involvement in an NIEHS-funded environmental epidemiology training program, teaching graduate-level environmental health courses, and engaging in university service.

Successful candidates for this position must have a doctorate in environmental health sciences, epidemiology, or a related field; a demonstrated record of research funding supporting independent and collaborative research; an interest and ability in teaching at the graduate level, and a record of peer-reviewed publications commensurate with experience and rank.

Applications: Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2013, and applications received by December 20, 2013 will be assured of consideration. The anticipated start date is July 2014. Applicants should send a detailed letter of interest, CV and list of references to Prof. Les Boden, Search Committee Chair, Department of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, T4W, Boston, MA 02118.


Clinical Assistant Professor - Epidemiology (8/8/2013)

We are seeking qualified applicants for a teaching faculty position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. The Department has 21 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members and teaching programs leading to MPH, MSc, and PhD degrees in Epidemiology. Currently, the Department teaches 35 courses annually and serves over 250 students in its programs.

Candidates should have a doctorate in epidemiology or equivalent training, and demonstrated successful teaching experience. Successful full-time applicants will be expected to teach a minimum of four epidemiology courses per year (including courses at the introductory and intermediate level), provide academic advising for students enrolled in the MPH program, and participate in school-wide committees. Qualified applicants who are interested in a part-time teaching position (50-75% FTE) will also be considered. The position will be a renewable 12 month appointment.

Applicants for this faculty position should send their (1) curriculum vitae and (2) teaching statement to: Dr. Ann Aschengrau, Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, T3E, Boston, MA 02118. Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Boston University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from women and minorities.