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George Mason University

Location: FairfaxVA 22030 Document ID: A7442-2PNI Posted on: 2013-11-0511/05/2013 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Minimum Education: Not Specified2013-12-05

Assistant/Associate Professor in Behavioral Health

Department of Global and Community Health - Assistant or Associate Professor in Behavioral Health


The George Mason University, College of Health and Human Services is seeking a tenure-track or tenured Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Global and Community Health.


The Department of Global and Community Health brings together faculty and students from the disciplines of social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, environmental health, and biostatistics within public health with three primary missions: provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs preparing our students to enter the domestic and global public health workforce; conduct state-of-the-art research related to individual and community health, and address important domestic and global public health problems; and collaborate with communities to meet health needs and address public health concerns. The department offers a MPH with concentrations in Global and Community Health and Epidemiology, M.S. in Global Health, and B.S. in Community Health. The College Strategic Plan calls for the development of a doctoral program in Health Behavior.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., or Dr.PH.) with expertise in behavioral science is required. The successful candidate is expected to conduct independent and collaborative research, mentor student research, and teach courses in the graduate and/or undergraduate programs. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach global health courses. Applicants at the Assistant Professor-level will have a focused research agenda. Applicants at the Associate Professor-level will additionally have a strong publication record, and demonstrated success at obtaining extramural funding. The successful candidate will also show potential to develop a high-quality teaching portfolio.

George Mason University is one of the fastest growing universities in the country and has a national reputation for innovation in higher education, and for the extraordinary diversity of its students. The university is located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and offers easy access to the cultural, scientific and political resources of the nation’s capital.


Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 4, 2013. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8634z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research plans and teaching interests, and a list of three professional references with contact information. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicant. The anticipated start date is fall 2014. The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to Cara L. Frankenfeld, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at or 1-703-993-1911. AA/EOE

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