The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the Brown University School of Public Health seeks a scientist faculty member for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The position will be available July 1, 2019. We are seeking outstanding candidates who have experience in digital technologies for public health, including but not limited to technology-based interventions for public health and global health. Focus areas include smartphone applications, wearable sensors, geospatial mapping and fencing, software development, and quantitative methods for analysis of mHealth data. The target behaviors or health conditions could include but are not limited to substance use disorders, physical activity, nutrition, obesity, and HIV.
The faculty member would join a robust group of faculty in the Department and School conducting research in mobile health, telemedicine, and data science. We are seeking an individual who will support the development of a larger program of research in digital health, including growing our focus on interdisciplinary science and partnering with computer science, engineering, and medicine.
Candidates are expected to be prepared to develop an independent program of externally-funded research in mobile technologies and public health, including establishing a focused research program that attracts funding in the form of grants, contracts, and/or fellowships. Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students and postdoctoral fellows, and providing service to the department and school.
The Department has an exceptionally strong portfolio of behavioral health and intervention research and includes 9 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 30 research faculty. The Department is committed to developing and mentoring early career investigators and trains both Master's and doctoral students in behavioral and social health sciences. The Department is highly invested in maintaining an inclusive community of faculty and students and embraces diversity along its many dimensions-including race, ethnicity, sex, religion, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, and other aspects of identity. More information on the Department is available at https://www.brown.edu/academics/public-health/behavioral-and-social-sciences/
The Brown University School of Public Health is a CEPH-accredited public health school in one of the nation's leading universities. The School of Public Health and the broader university offer opportunities for substantial collaboration with world class researchers in a broad range of domains including addictions, health care policy and research, biostatistics and data science, epidemiology, and global health.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Public Health, Psychology, Medicine, or related fields, evidence of rigorous training in health behavior science, and outstanding research potential including peer-reviewed publications and capacity to secure external funding. Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrate strong ability and interest in teaching and mentoring.
Internal Number: PH-217
About Brown University
The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) is a multidisciplinary academic department in the Brown University School of Public Health. Over 50 BSS faculty members are actively engaged in research and teaching to understand the behavioral and social determinants of public health problems and to develop interventions to change behaviors and improve social contexts related to public health. BSS faculty conduct collaborative research with a substantive focus on behavioral health issues such as alcohol and other drug abuse; smoking and tobacco use; obesity, nutrition, and physical activity; HIV and sexually transmitted infections; and health disparities and culture.
The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers courses of study leading to Master of Science (ScM) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences. BSS faculty also teach and advise Brown undergraduates and train and mentor postdoctoral research fellows.