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Assistant Professor, Program in Global and Environmental Public Health

New York University School of Global Public Health
Job Location:
New York, New York
Public and Environmental Health
The myriad health effects of global climate change, including those related to heat waves, food insecurity, vector-borne diseases, storms, and other natural disasters, require a somewhat urgent research response on local and global impact assessments and mitigation strategies. The next generation of researchers will in many ways help define the response to the ongoing and significant changes in climate due to human activities.

The School of Global Public Health (GPH) of New York University is preparing for the next generation of public health leaders with the critical thinking skills, acumen, and entrepreneurial approaches necessary to reinvent the public health paradigm. GPH aims to improve health worldwide through a unique blend of global public health studies, research, and practice.

GPH offers various academic programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. The undergraduate program includes 13 joint majors where students study public health with other relevant subjects. GPH’s CEPH-accredited programs include (among others) the Master of Public Health (MPH) in various concentrations, the Master of Science in two concentrations, the PhD in Public Health in one of four areas of study (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Public Health Policy & Management), and a school-wide interdisciplinary DrPH degree.

NYU has an extensive global network of teaching and research sites throughout the world. These sites include three portal campuses and 12 global academic centers in Africa, Australia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. This unique arrangement allows GPH to establish and collaborate on training and degree programs and research efforts worldwide, offers faculty and students truly unique opportunities to engage in their research and to study around the world, and informs public health practice both locally and globally through the exchange of knowledge.

The Program in Global and Environmental Public Health emphasizes the development of strong leadership skills while analyzing, planning, and managing innovative global public health programs. The program offers three MPH degrees: Global Health; Environmental Public Health; and the Sustainable Development Goals. It also offers certificates in Health & Human Rights, Implementation Science, and Applied Global Public Health. Faculty in the program collaborate with colleagues in multiple countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Central Europe. Faculty in the program also participate in the school-wide, newly-launched DrPH degree. The Program is interested in recruiting an outstanding faculty member who can strengthen and contribute to its research agenda and course offerings. We are strongly committed to promoting diversity and supporting students, staff, and faculty from underrepresented backgrounds.

The program is seeking applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position. Candidates are expected to have: (1) a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, MD, JD) in an area related to Global and Environmental Public Health - particularly in the assessment and/or mitigation of the health effects of climate change, and (2) teaching experience in global and environmental public health.

A Doctoral Degree in Public Health or related field and previous teaching experience in a higher education environment. Applicants should have a strong and emerging record of scholarly achievement. Applied public health experience and/or global/international work experience in a discipline related to global and environmental public health is highly desirable. Applicants are expected to be up to date on current topics in Global and Environmental Public Health.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit:
  • A letter of application that includes:
    • The candidate’s interest in the position;
    • Views on priority issues in global public health; and
    • Why this position in GPH is a good opportunity for the candidate.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Three recent publications
  • A Diversity and Inclusion Statement
  • Any additional documents that the candidate would like the search committee to consider
For further information, please contact: Program Director, Chris Dickey at

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
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