Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Heilbrunn Dept of Pop & Family Health
April 3, 2018
New York, New York
commensurate with experience
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
Academic / Faculty, Academic / Research
The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health (HDPFH), located within Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, is a pioneer in groundbreaking research and practice that improves the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents, families, and populations around the globe. The Department's faculty are from a variety of professional backgrounds (public health, law, sociology, psychology, medicine, social work, demography), whose work addresses a wide range of health challenges related to gender inequalities, child and adolescent health, forced migration, environmental justice, sexual and reproductive health, and complex health systems. All of the Department's work is aimed at improving policy and health outcomes. The Department is recruiting for an Assistant Professor position with expertise in sexual reproductive health in humanitarian settings to join the Program on Forced Migration and Health, housed within HDPFH. The Program on Forced Migration and Health is one of the world's leading programs for training the next generation of refugee health and humanitarian response workers. Started in 1998 in response to the inadequate humanitarian response following the Rwandan genocide, the program has produced over 400 graduates many presently working in humanitarian settings across the globe. Through its research, the Program has helped build a knowledge base that is improving humanitarian action and health during global disasters and conflict. Faculty and students engage in a unique combination of research, training, scholarship, and service activities to address refugee health and lead the humanitarian response in complex emergencies. Faculty in this largely grant-funded department engage in a unique combination of research, teaching and service activities. The incumbent will help secure new sources of funding; advise students and serve in various capacities as a member of the teaching faculty in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health. We seek candidates who will help to further develop the Department and School's reproductive health research, education, and policy agenda, as well as contribute to the development and training of the next generation of refugee health and humanitarian response workers. Professionals with humanitarian expertise in some area such as family planning, ante-natal care, safe delivery or obstetrics are encouraged to apply. This position involves conceptualizing research, identifying funding sources, preparing proposals, establishing research collaborations and carrying out funded projects. An ideal candidate would have expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research. Responsibilities will also include graduate teaching, student advising, and committee membership at the Department and School-wide level. The individual will be encouraged to collaborate across disciplines and departments within the School and the University.
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A doctoral degree in public health, social science, medicine, or a related field is required, with academic experience commensurate with the Assistant Professor rank. Strong teaching, presentation, communication and writing skills are required. The successful applicant is expected to have a well-developed independent research portfolio, including scholarly contributions to the academic literature, a track record of successful externally funded research, and recognition in their area of expertise in sexual and reproductive health. Expertise in reproductive health, ideally with expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Expertise in family planning, obstetric care or reproductive health in humanitarian settings
Strong background in research and peer reviewed publications.
Internal Number: 0008632
About Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Heilbrunn Dept of Pop & Family Health
The HDPFH is a vibrant department of 20 full-time faculty from varied professional backgrounds whose work focuses on domestic and global issues related to sexual/reproductive, adolescent, child and refugee health. Faculty in this largely grant-funded department are engaged in a unique combination of research, teaching and service activities.