Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health with focus on Precision Population Health
Precision Population Health The Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) in the College of Health and Human Development (https://hhd.psu.edu/bbh) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of precision population health.
Biobehavioral Health at Penn State is a cutting-edge department that uses an integrative approach combining disciplines from a vast array of fields to advance understanding of the biological, psychological, environmental, cultural, and global factors that converge to affect health and wellness across the entire human lifespan.
We seek applicants using an integrative research approach to study precision population health. The ideal applicant will integrate behavioral, psychological, social and/or biological information at the population level. Example research program could include various “omics” studies, such as genomics, proteomics, exposomics, and/or new technologies and methods in health (e.g., spatial analysis or big data). This expertise will facilitate precision health to target disease prevention or control in vulnerable populations and to implement “the right intervention at the right time, every time to the right population.”
The College of Health and Human Development strongly encourages applicants who would enrich the diversity of our academic community to apply.To learn more about Penn State University's commitment to diversity and inclusion see the University's Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. In HHD, enriching the lives of others is our mission. We believe in the power of human capacity for growth and live that mission by meeting challenges, both big and small, with excitement and energy every day.
For full consideration, applications should be received by October 30. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 2021. Questions about this position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Idan Shalev at firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, applicants must complete an online application (https://psu.jobs) including a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, and 3 reprints or preprints that convey research interests and expertise. A statement as to how the applicant addresses issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in their scholarship of education, research, and/or service should be included in the cover letter. The position involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A doctorate in genetics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, public health, neuroscience, behavioral science, psychology, biology, sociology, or a related field is required. Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly research commensurate with their experience. Grant application experience is also seen as a strength. Four professional letters of reference should be sent directly from the letter writers to Dr. Idan Shalev at email@example.com.
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