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Assistant Professor - Social and Behavioral Sciences - School of Public Health

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Public and Environmental Health


West Virginia University

School of Public Health

Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The West Virginia University (WVU) School of Public Health invites applicants for a 9-month Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, position in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a dynamic department in a diverse academic environment. The Department currently includes 13 full-time faculty members and offers a PhD, MPH, and also supports the school's two BS programs and MS in Population Health. Our diverse faculty actively partner with multiple groups, including, but not limited to, the West Virginia (WV) Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, the WV Prevention Research Center, the WVU School of Medicine, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and various offices within WV Department of Health and Human Resources, including the Bureau for Medical Services and the Bureaus of Public and Behavioral Health. The CEPH-accredited School of Public Health is located within WVU's Health Sciences Center campus, which is uniquely co-located with WVU Medicine's flagship hospital, a regional office of CDC/NIOSH, and the local county health department.

Position Description:

We invite applicants who demonstrate interest and ability in teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate level, including online courses, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. A demonstrated research and/or scholarly agenda in tobacco and other substance use and misuse, chronic disease prevention and management, maternal and child health; and/or adolescent health is preferred. The main priorities for this position will be teaching and performing School of Public Health and professional service. Candidates who are also interested in performing research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals are strongly encouraged to apply, however research and scholarship will not be considered a primary responsibility of this position. Particular teaching needs include applicants who can teach Social Determinants of Health, Intervention Design, Introduction to Public Health Research Methods, Writing for Public Health Audiences, and/or Program Evaluation.


Specific Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. Public Health Sciences with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences or related discipline (e.g., psychology, sociology, health education/behavior).

Candidates should supply a curriculum vitae; cover letter detailing teaching philosophy and research interests, as appropriate; and full contact information for at least three professional references. Applicants will be notified prior to references being contacted. Additionally, the search committee will review evidence of degree awarded after the first screening. Candidates should have strong writing, public speaking, and presentation skills and be fluent in English.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full letters Full letters of recommendation will be required once finalists have been identified.

General inquires can be directed to: Dr. Danielle Davidov, Search Committee Chair at:

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This is a Morgantown-based position and the selected person will need to have the ability to teach on-campus and regularly attend meetings and other events in-person.

Why WVU?

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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