Institution (Location)
University at Buffalo
Start Date
August 18, 2017
Position Description

The Department of Community Health and Health Behavior in the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) is seeking a tenure-track professor (Assistant or Associate). This is a 12-month, hard money (i.e., New York State funded) appointment. Area of expertise is open, but areas of particular interest include interventions to prevent disease and promote health; sexual risk behaviors; community-level health research; and social determinants of health/health disparities.

The selected candidate will have opportunities for teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Department of Community Health and Health Behavior administers a PhD and an MS in Community Health and Health Behavior and the Community Health and Health Behavior Concentration of the School’s Master of Public Health program. The School of Public Health and Health Professions currently has a minor in public health and is developing an undergraduate major in public health, with plans to begin in Fall 2017. For more information about the department, see
The University at Buffalo is a research-intensive institution, the largest and most comprehensive of the campuses of the State University of New York. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaboration both within SPHHP and the University and with other outstanding research centers in the region (e.g. Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Veterans Affairs Western New York Health Care System).
Western New York has unique characteristics that make it an ideal place to live and work. Buffalo, called “The City of Good Neighbors,” is the second largest city in New York State. Area public schools are outstanding and housing is very affordable. Buffalo is a cultural center with excellent theater, museums and music. In addition, the surrounding environment contains two of the Great Lakes for sailing, boating and fishing, as well as skiing, hiking and the beauty of Niagara Falls. For more information about the area, please see:
Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Qualifications include: (1) an earned doctorate degree in a relevant field; (2) a strong record of or potential for extramural research funding; (3) a strong publication record for rank; and (4) excellence or potential for excellence in teaching.

How to Apply
Please send a letter expressing your interest in the position, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, names of three references (references will only be contacted from seriously considered applicants later in the hiring process), and three recent peer reviewed publications to (posting #1600588).
For specific inquiries, please contact: Dr. Greg Homish, Chair of the Community Health and Health Behavior Search Committee ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed as received, and review will continue until the position is filled. We are committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in research, education and service.


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