Job ID: 198604

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Wayne State University

  • Nov. 4, 2022
  • Until Filled
  • Fall 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Women's Health
    Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Services/Research & Policy
    Health Education & Promotion
    Health Administration & Policy
    Environmental/Occupational Health
    Community Health

The Department of Public Health at Wayne State University invites applications for MULTIPLE tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. We seek active and engaged colleagues with demonstrated research, teaching, and service interests in ELIMINATING HEALTH DISPARITIES AND SOCIAL INEQUALITIES.  Candidates may center their work in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, gun violence and crime; neighborhood and built environment impacts; chronic disease; forced migration; food and housing insecurity; substance use, addiction, and recovery; disability; COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, or other infectious diseases; trauma and mental health; and health care access and delivery.

Candidates should have substantive scholarly expertise in one or more defined areas of public health research and practice.  We seek colleagues with an active research program, demonstrated potential for published scholarship, and an ability to draw on this research to inform their teaching and service. Candidates engaged in multidisciplinary research, community-based research collaborations, and social justice and advocacy research are strongly encouraged to apply. We value applications from persons with experience conducting community-based intervention research with vulnerable, underserved, and urban populations that may utilize a range of quantitative and qualitative methods (e.g., ethnography, Photovoice, and mixed methods).


Candidates for all positions must possess a PhD, DrPH, or equivalent doctoral degree in a public health-aligned discipline; or must have their degree conferred by August 15, 2023, for a position starting with the Fall 2023 semester. Candidates who additionally possess an MPH are encouraged to apply. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the academic community's diversity and excellence at Wayne State University.

Candidates should apply via (search req499 for Assistant Professor positions). Include a cover letter that addresses: (1) research interests and accomplishments; (2) teaching philosophy and experiences, particularly regarding undergraduate instruction; (3) potential impact of their work in metropolitan Detroit; and (4) commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in these efforts. Applicants should also provide a curriculum vitae (CV) with the names, titles, and contact information for three professional references. Applications that are completed by December 15, 2022 will be given priority consideration.

Questions about these positions may be directed to Dr. Tricia Miranda-Hartsuff, Associate Professor and Chair of the Search Committee, at

Department and University Setting:

Successful candidates will join a vibrant and engaged academic unit collectively dedicated to health equity and eliminating health disparities.  We are deeply committed to our urban environment and promote diversity and success in our faculty, staff, and students. Our faculty have achieved national and international reputations for excellence in their respective fields of research including mental health and suicide prevention, gender and reproductive health, patient-centered outcomes assessment, immigrant health, and chronic disease prevention.  Our instructors are public health professionals working in city and county health departments, hospitals and health care institutions, and vital non-profit organizations in our region.  The undergraduate-serving Department of Public Health is one of twenty (20) academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).

  • Wayne State University is a premier public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education.  Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.  WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups.  WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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Contact Information

  • Tricia Mirand-Hartsuff
    Public Health
    Wayne State University
    656 W. Kirby St.
    Detroit, MI 48202

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