Position Title: Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior (CHHB)
Posting Number: F1900040
The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, seeks a Chair for the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior (CHHB). We seek candidates with a strong record in academic leadership and research in community health, health behavior, or a related field. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm and vision for advancing the department's academic programs, research portfolio and service engagement. CHHB is committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in research, education and service. Applications from individuals who will contribute to that diversity, including underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Candidates must have either a doctorate in public health or related discipline or an MD, with relevant experience in research, administration, teaching and mentoring in community health, health behavior or a related field. The candidate should have the ability to mentor faculty and to provide leadership for the educational programs. Candidates should be at the rank of full professor or with demonstrated academic experience and scholarship to be appointable at that rank with tenure.
Departmental faculty research interests include health disparities, emergency preparedness, judgment and decision-making, cancer, obesity prevention, physical activity, diet, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco use and substance abuse. CHHB houses academic programs that include two MPH programs (MPH in Community Health and Health Behavior and Individualized), and MS and PhD programs in Community Health and Health Behavior. For more information about the department, visit our website.
CHHB is part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions, founded in 2003 and accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Programs in the school include new and growing undergraduate majors in public health and statistics. The University at Buffalo is the State University of New York’s largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and is its primary center for professional education and training. UB is a member of the Association of American Universities.
Buffalo provides a rich environment for research collaborations. CHHB has a history of strong collaborations including with faculty from other departments in SPHHP, other Schools in the UB Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Dental Medicine, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences) and with other University at Buffalo faculty. In addition, they collaborate with community-based organizations, small businesses, health departments and affiliated institutions, including Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute, the Clinical Research Institute on Addictions, the Veterans Administration, hospital systems, and other agencies in the region.
Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located in the western region on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Buffalo – the City of Good Neighbors – is a big city with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and modest cost of living. The educational system is excellent. Buffalo-Niagara, a region of 1.2 million people, is home to world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive citywide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams. These are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo a great place to work, study and live. For more information, about the region, visit our Buffalo-Niagara region website.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Candidates must have a doctorate in public health or related discipline or an MD, and relevant experience in community health, health behavior or a closely related field. The candidate must be at the rank of full professor or have demonstrated academic experience and scholarship to be appointable at the rank of full professor with tenure.
A demonstrated record of successful administrative leadership, training and mentoring is desired. The ideal candidate should have a strong record of externally funded research and bring a clear vision for advancing the department's academic programs, research portfolio and service engagement. A collaborative leadership style is preferred. Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations in preferred.
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.