Assistant Professor in Anti-racism, Social Justice and Public Health
New York University School of Global Public Health School of Global Public Health
United States


The NYU School of Global Public Health has established a new Center for Anti-racism, Social Justice & Public Health (CASJPH).  CASJPH is aligned with two key NYU research and education priorities: (1) structural inequality and anti-racism and (2) public health and health equity. Currently, we seek to recruit two tenure-track assistant professors and one associate professor to support the activities of CASJPH. Appointments can be in any of the School’s departments or programs (Bioethics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Global Public Health, Public Health Nutrition, Public Health Policy and Management, or Social and Behavioral Sciences), but the candidate’s work must align with the goals of the Center.

The Center for Anti-racism, Social Justice & Public Health is undertaking a sweeping, multifaceted transdisciplinary effort to build a science base that examines racism as a social determinant of health and analyzes policies and social structures, such as residential segregation, that have created racial inequities in education, healthcare, criminal justice, social services, and other areas that can negatively impact health. The CASJPH will advance innovative methods (including community/stakeholder engagement and community based participatory research) and statistical techniques to leverage the power of data to better address the myriad of issues impacting the health of people of color and other marginalized populations in support of collaborative action and concrete policy changes.

We are seeking faculty who will broaden and deepen our efforts in advancing these goals by contributing to a portfolio of research initiatives with the specific focus on advancing conceptual, methodological and empirical paradigms in anti-racism, social justice and public health. In addition to educating and training the next generation of academic leaders and public health practitioners in anti-racist praxis and methods, we are interested in candidates whose research interests align with the goals of CASJPH across multiple public health disciplines (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, community health, nutrition, social and behavioral sciences, public health policy). Successful candidates will be expected to conduct original research and/or collaborate with research teams across disciplines, publish peer reviewed papers and seek extramural funding for their research program as needed. Additionally, candidates should show a clear commitment to teaching masters and doctoral students. Candidates will be appointed to a primary department or academic program in the School of Global Public Health based on their expertise.


Qualifications are commensurate with academic rank and include: (1) a PhD or equivalent degree in a public health or related discipline, (2) demonstrated potential or strong record of quality scholarship and extramural funding, (3) strong teaching and mentoring skills, (4) a research agenda that relates to and complements the CASJPH goals, and (5) enthusiasm for collaborating with a multidisciplinary research group.

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should show evidence of a growing body of outstanding scholarship, research and teaching experience. At the Associate Professor level, candidates should be at early to mid-career stages and show evidence of an existing body of outstanding scholarship, research and teaching experience.

If you are interested in applying for the Associate position, please visit:

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit:

  • Cover letter addressing candidate’s qualifications for the position
  • A statement of research and teaching interests
  • A diversity and inclusion statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three recent publications
  • Three letters of recommendation (Assistant Professor applicants)
  • Name and contact information of three references (Associate Professor applicants)

Diversity & Inclusion Statement:  At NYU we are committed to inclusive excellence.  Inclusion is foundational to scholarly excellence and critical to developing pathways for training students traditionally underrepresented in the academy and/or particular disciplines. The diversity and inclusion statement offers each applicant the opportunity to highlight their past, present, and future contributions to creating inclusive excellence. 

We recognize that local contexts vary across departments and disciplines and that contributions to diversity and inclusion may take many forms.  Efforts to cultivate inclusive excellence might include, for example, creating opportunities for students, faculty, and staff traditionally underrepresented in the U.S. academy and/or particular disciplines; public or primary school outreach (particularly to underserved communities); contributions to the diversity of thought and perspective; efforts to increase inclusion and equity at the university or in the local community; as well as one’s own life experience.

Below are a few examples of contributions to inclusion that might be developed in a diversity & inclusion statement.  These are by no means exhaustive.  Your statement might expand on how you have gone about fostering inclusion and building pathways in your discipline by:

  • Creating an inclusive and accessible classroom/course (including developing your skills for doing this)
  • Working with campus organizations that support underrepresented, first-generation, differently-abled or non-traditional undergraduate or graduate students
  • Developing discipline or area-specific pathways to majors for such students (e.g., women in science)
  • Mentoring individual students, faculty or staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Training international students or mentoring faculty from developing countries
  • Working with your national scholarly organization on diversity, inclusion or equity issues
  • Broadening the influence of your work for the public and enhancing underserved communities by participating in K-12 classroom, museums, or other afterschool programming aimed at fostering general education, excitement, and possibility (particularly in underserved populations)
  • Providing apprenticeships and internships for pre-college students
  • Participating in prison education or other adult education programs that serve under-resourced populations
  • Developing educational programming through the media or social media
  • Bringing results of research back to local or international communities
  • Participating as a ‘public intellectual’ on timely issues
  • Engaging in community activities around education, social justice, equity, and inclusion.

For further information, please contact:

Melody Goodman, Director, Center for Anti-racism, Social Justice & Public Health


Rebecca Betensky, Chair of the search committee


Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

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