The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH) is aligned with the American Public Health Association in declaring racism a public health crisis, and our School is committed to becoming an antiracist SPH. We are working to center social justice in our internal and external work as a school and are committed to addressing structural and institutional racism, and to holding ourselves accountable to this work. The purpose of this cluster hire is to recruit committed, innovative, diverse set of faculty members who will advance knowledge and understanding in this area through their scholarship and teaching. These faculty will contribute to building a community of scholars that complement our existing faculty’s work in anti-racism and social justice.
SPH invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position starting in the Fall of 2023 to contribute to advancing the school’s ongoing work on social justice, anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, governance, and professional service. The successful candidates will exhibit a genuine, demonstrated scholarship on antiracism and public health.
The faculty member’s lived experience, expertise, and specialized training will serve to strengthen the department’s mission, vision, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek a faculty colleague whose research falls in any area of antiracism —including but not limited to scholars trained in indigenous, critical ethnic, gender, and/or trans studies, environmental racism, and climate justice, science policy, criminology, surveillance, and policing, socioeconomic or structural factors that reinforce and reproduce oppressive conditions and their cognitive, behavioral, or social-emotional correlates, antiracist approaches to addressing health inequities, and/or intersectionalities (e.g., with social class, age, gender identity, immigration status, sexual orientation, disability) whose work critically engages the embedded racism, sexism, and colonial violence of science and scientific knowledge. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a robust program of research and scholarship, seek extramural funding, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, bring community expertise to the classroom, and advise and mentor master’s and doctoral students. All faculty are expected to participate in program and School governance.
Faculty hired as part of the cluster will have opportunities for connections to other research-intensive centers and institutes across the University, including the Social Determinants of Health initiative, the Northwest Native American Center of Excellence, Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative, and the PSU Institute on Aging, among others.
Candidates are expected to contribute to research and scholarship through publications, externally funded research, and mentoring of graduate students. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidates will highlight a commitment to equity and be expected to: broaden participation among community members of under-represented groups; integrate diverse experiences into instructional content and research tools; and/or provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse populations and intellectual interests.
To be considered at the Assistant Professor level, minimum qualifications include:
To be considered at the Associate Professor level, minimum qualifications include:
At both levels, these Key Cultural Competencies are required:
To apply, please submit the following documents:
The research agenda statement should articulate current and proposed research directions in terms of topics, settings, and potential funding sources.
In the equity statement, applicants are encouraged to describe their commitment to antiracism and social justice as evidenced by training, research, teaching and scholarship to date, and by a continued trajectory of engagement with matters of structural inequality, oppression, and justice.
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