Essential Functions: Wayne State University (WSU), a leading urban research institution in Midtown Detroit that is Carnegie classified as a doctoral university of highest research activity and community engagement, is launching an exciting multidisciplinary hiring initiative in Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health. The intent of this initiative is to build on our existing strengths in applied research and teaching, engaging a wide range of academic disciplines in health, law, social sciences, arts, humanities, sciences, engineering and education.As part of this initiative, we will recruit up to 6 faculty with complementary research and/or curricular interests in the following two focus areas: 1) Race, Ethnicity and Health Equity in Public Health and Community Health 2) Strategies to address Health Equity in Urban Research SettingsThis posting is for the focus area of Race, Ethnicity and Health Equity in Public Health and Community Health. There will be a separate posting for the other focus area.We seek candidates who are suitable for appointment as tenure-track or tenured faculty (open rank). They will be expected to integrate with departments and colleges/schools consistent with their area of expertise and shared interests, and engage in all aspects of the WSU academic mission including research, education and service. The primary tenure home and possible joint appointments will be determined in department(s) of school(s) or college(s) within WSU, based on the best fit for the candidate.Promoting health equity is a guiding priority of public health and community health. Racism is a driving force of the social determinants of health (including housing, education and employment) and is a barrier to health equity. Faculty hires in this focus area will most likely be situated in one of these three separate schools/colleges: Community Health (College of Education), Public Health (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), and Family Medicine (School of Medicine). We are seeking faculty members who will collaborate through a number of interdisciplinary initiatives: (1) Develop core interdisciplinary coursework at the undergraduate and graduate levels specifically focusing on race, ethnicity and health equity; (2) Unite existing faculty in each unit around a common research agenda of race/ethnicity and health equity, and facilitate large scale WSU research programs capable of garnering significant federal funding; and (3) Provide a range of community-and lab-based research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.Responsibilities:Research, teaching, and service in the social sciences, arts and humanities, law, engineering, education or health in academic units within WSU that are consistent with the norms of the home units, as determined by chair(s) of departments and dean(s) of schools or colleges. Please see https://wayne.edu/about/schools/for a list of schools and colleges within WSU.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution that aligns with research and curricula in the area of Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health. Candidates must have a record of research or professional attainment, and if applicable, both teaching and service experience that merit appointment as a tenured or tenure track faculty. In addition, they should have: -Proven ability to work collaboratively with others; -Commitment to integrating and advancing the university's core values, mission and vision (please see http://strategicplan.wayne.edu for more information); -Excellence in scholarship and teaching that bridges disciplines;-Commitment to working with diverse populations andconversant in multicultural issues;-Commitment to fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and a history of developing and maintaining consensus and cohesiveness; and-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Internal Number: 76_207310
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.