Assistant / Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Community Health

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
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Funding for this position is contingent on Board and budget approval.


The Department of Public Health in the School of Health Sciences & Practice at the New York Medical College invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (with promotion potential to a higher rank) to teach Health Behavior & Community Health courses at the graduate level starting Fall 2021 or Spring Semester 2022.


NYMC is located on a suburban campus, within 30 miles from the one of the world’s largest, most diverse, and exciting cities. Opportunities are available to collaborate with more than 10 local county health departments, as well as health-care facilities, government agencies, and NGOs in the region. In addition, the campus also has opportunities for numerous collaborative efforts. Faculty are collaborating with programs in our Centers of Excellence in Disability and Health, Long-term Care, Disaster Medicine, Children’s Environmental Health, and other academic departments in the Schools of Health Sciences and Practice, Basic Medical Science, and Medicine, along with the recently created Touro University College of Dental Medicine.


The Department of Public Health consists of MPH programs in Health Policy & Management, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior & Community Health. The Department also offers an MS in Biostatistics, and a DrPH with an emphasis in Health Policy & Management. The Department is one of three in the School of Health Sciences & Practice. Other departments within the School include Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology.

New York Medical College, founded in 1860, is one of the nation’s oldest private medical and health sciences educational institutions. Since 2011, the College has been a member of the Touro College and University System.

Reviews will commence July 1, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please include a letter stating your interest in the position, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references when applying.


The selected candidate will be expected to teach innovative and fully integrated models of mixed-methods research; community-based health assessment; program planning and evaluation; and behavior change/health promotion. Other desirable areas of interest include health communication, health education, and health disparities. Candidates are expected to teach in both an online and on-campus format, to participate in research and scholarship, advise and mentor students, and participate in faculty citizenship. This is a 12-month position with a competitive, hard dollar salary, and has specific teaching load expectations, currently 6-7 courses per year.


Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Health Behavior, Community Health, Health Education or a related field. Successful candidates should have strong quantitative and/or qualitative skills and will be expected to develop an externally-funded research program. Experience in teaching online is strongly preferred.


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