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Dornsife Endowed Associate/Full Professor

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University invites applicants for the Dornsife Endowed Professorship, a tenure track/tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level. Departmental affiliation to be determined based on fit and candidate preferences.

We are seeking candidates with a national/international reputation and an outstanding record of research in areas of urban health, health disparities and/or policy translation. A broad set of substantive areas and methodological approaches are of interest. Candidates should have an excellent record of scholarship and demonstrated success building a program of externally funded research as well as experience in teaching and mentorship. Required qualifications are PhD or equivalent degrees and professional status and scholarship appropriate for rank. The candidate will be expected to lead, develop and grow an independent externally funded research program, mentor and train students/postdoctoral fellows or other trainees, teach in areas of expertise, participate in service activities as appropriate in the School, University, and broader community.

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University is the only CEPH-accredited school of public health in the Philadelphia area, and recently received a $45 million gift to expand the faculty and build new research and educational programs. With the arrival of Dean Ana Diez Roux in 2014, the School has entered a period of growth. Important themes of the Dornsife School include improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies. The School offers ample opportunities for interdisciplinary research and training in population health generally, including a new Urban Health Collaborative aimed at promoting research, training, and policy to improve health in cities both locally and globally.

With more than 8,000 employees and 22,000 students, Drexel University is the 16th largest private university in the nation. It includes 10 colleges and three schools offering degrees in engineering, architecture, media arts design, business, law, medicine, nursing, and public health, among others. The University’s goal to become “the most civically engaged university in America” drives its work with the City of Philadelphia and diverse community partners.

Drexel University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Dornsife School of Public Health is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply online at Search in keywords for Dornsife Endowed Professorship or requisition 7159. Confidential informal queries are also welcome. Interested candidates may direct questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. John Rich ( or to the Dornsife School of Public Health Dean, Dr. Ana V. Diez Roux ( Informal confidential queries are welcome. Application review will commence December 1. Applications will be received until a successful candidate is accepted.