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Open Rank Faculty – Department of Health Behavior & Policy

Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Department of Health Behavior and Policy invites applications for a full time 12-month, tenure eligible, open rank faculty member. The Department of Health Behavior and Policy is a driving force that promotes health equity through multidisciplinary research, education, training, and service. We identify and address behavioral, social, organizational, and policy factors affecting the health of individuals and populations. We evaluate how these factors converge to perpetuate structures that have historically disadvantaged segments of the population.  We assess the consequences of these factors to inform decisions locally, nationally, and internationally. Rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods employed by collaborative teams help us to develop actionable solutions. Importantly, we partner with communities (locally and globally) to conduct impactful research, evaluate and inform policy, and improve health and care delivery to eliminate disparities and promote health equity. As educators, we aim to develop diverse leaders for professional and research careers through two doctoral programs (Healthcare Policy & Research and Social & Behavioral Sciences). The department is within the School of Medicine. The Health Sciences Campus consist of four other schools and Massey Cancer Center.

The faculty member will possess proven experience and expertise as a health policy researcher in one or more of the following areas: applied econometrics, comparative effectiveness analysis, machine learning or other big data science, intersection of health policy and health equity. Those applying at the assistant professor level should show evidence of research productivity and the potential to obtain external funding. Applicants at the associate professor level should show evidence of a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. The faculty member will also support the department with teaching responsibilities in the Healthcare Policy & Research doctoral program, teaching applied econometrics and/or comparative effectiveness methods. Applicants should 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.

Interested candidates should access the following link to complete the online application:  Please include your CV, cover letter and contact for 3 references. Please email questions to: April D. Kimmel, PhD, Search Committee Chair,

 As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

 Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply