Assistant Professor of Public Health, Brigham Young University

Assistant Professor of Public Health, Brigham Young University

job title:School of Public Health

Job classification: CFS-Professor

Publishing deadline: February 15, 2024

Start date for this position: August 30, 2024

Degree required: Doctoral degree in public health or related field

Required degree must be completed by start date.


  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and sustain a high-quality quantitative or qualitative independent research program over the next five years.
  • Provide evidence to support the ability to interact with entities and potential collaborators within the department, across the University, or outside the University through research, teaching, or civic activities.
  • Express a strong commitment to (1) BYU’s goals and mission; (2) fostering a community of belonging; (3) teaching and continuous instructional improvement; (4) student-centered research and other scholarly work methods.

Responsibilities/Expectations:Teaching responsibilities include the Bachelor of Science (BS) program in Public Health and the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. Other responsibilities include conducting and publishing high-quality research, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and providing service to the profession, the university, and the community.We are looking for applicants who can meet the department’s needs in identified needs strategic areas and be prepared to contribute to it content area As described below.

Strategic areas: Applicants must have the skills, experience or expertise required to teach and mentor students the last one The following strategic areas.Applicants should describe evidence of skills, experience or expertise in more than one These strategic areas (if applicable):

  • health economics
  • Health Informatics/Digital Health
  • health services research
  • health system
  • Healthcare Management
  • Public health and healthcare integration
  • policy
  • public health management
  • public health social marketing

Content areas: Applicants must articulate how they will apply the above skills, experience, or expertise to enhance the department’s problem-solving capabilities one or more The following content areas:

  • Poverty Alleviation and Health
  • climate change and health
  • Environmental health with an emphasis on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
  • health care
  • Infectious diseases and their control
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • Public Health Ethics and Leadership
  • sexual/reproductive health
  • drug use or addictive behavior
  • Additional content areas representing critical or emerging public health challenges

Diversity and Belonging: Our ministry affirms that all people are children of God. We value the richness and strength that various personal characteristics, life experiences and circumstances, perspectives, talents and gifts bring to our community. Therefore, we encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and those who are committed to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Additional Information: The Department of Public Health is housed within the College of Life Sciences. The department offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Public Health undergraduate program with four focus areas (Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Environmental/Occupational Health) as well as a Master of Public Health program. The department consists of 20 full-time faculty members. For more information about the department, see

Information required when applying: Please list personal contact information for three references on your faculty application. At some point during the selection process, we may contact them to submit letters of recommendation electronically.

Documents required for application: Please include with your faculty application your mission alignment statement (full-time faculty only), updated resume, cover letter, and personal statement describing the required qualifications, responsibilities, and expectations listed above, including strategic and content areas.

Mission Adjustment Statement: Brigham Young University is committed to hiring faculty and staff who passionately embrace and actively advance its unique mission. To do this, please attach with your application a one-page mission consistency statement describing how as a BYU faculty member you can: (1) Live a life faithful to Jesus Christ and His restored Church and align yourself with the teachings Be consistent with the doctrines preached by living prophets, seers, and revelators; (2) Demonstrate a desire to build faith in Jesus Christ and witness to His restored gospel among students and others in the BYU community; (3) Teach your subject with the Spirit of God and strive to “bathe it in the light and color of the restored gospel” (Spencer W. Kimball).

Applicants who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are required to attach a one-page mission coherence statement describing understanding and commitment to the mission of BYU and the educational goals of BYU ( .

Equal Opportunity Employer: Male/Female/Veterans/Disabled

Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer. All faculty are required to adhere to the University’s Honor Code and dress and appearance standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates in good standing of affiliated churches, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The successful candidate is expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious mission of the university within the context of the principles and teachings of the affiliated church.

All new employees who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are required to hold and be eligible to hold a current temple recommendation.

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