Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Communications
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute with the Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Communications
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) seek candidates for a position as Assistant/Associate Professor focused on health communications in cancer. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment at the DFCI and HSPH. Candidates for whom a joint appointment at the Dana Farber and the Harvard Medical School is most appropriate are also encouraged to apply. This is a tenure-ladder position, with the academic rank to be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and productivity to date.
We seek an individual who will establish an independent program of research in health communications that will ultimately contribute to a reduction in the burden of cancer. Examples of relevant research areas include patient-provider communication, consumer health informatics, social networking and mass media, strategic communications to reduce behavioral risks associated with cancer (e.g., tobacco, obesity), information and communication technologies, and communication in diffusion of innovations and knowledge transfer. This is a research position with a focus on original investigation. The successful candidate is expected to build trans-disciplinary collaborations that may include clinicians, basic, social and behavioral scientists working across the spectrum of cancer control.
Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in one of the following fields: communication science, psychology, sociology, public health, a related field within the social and behavioral sciences, or a professional doctoral degree in medicine or nursing. The ideal candidate should have research experience working with socioeconomically disadvantaged or racial/ethnic minority populations, expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods, experience with primary data collection and an established track record of peer-reviewed publication and funding.
The successful candidate will be based in the Center for Community-Based Research in the Division of Population Sciences at Dana Farber. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach and advise students in the doctoral and master’s programs at the Harvard School of Public Health and/or Harvard Medical School. The ability to mentor postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty and to collaborate as part of research teams is especially desired.
This position includes a highly competitive compensation and start-up package.
Please apply to: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5022
For questions, please contact:
Chair, Search Committee for SBS/DFCI
c/o Linnea Benson-Whelan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Center for Community-based Research
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Harvard University seeks to find, develop, promote, and retain the world’s best scholars. Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers actively committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty; people with disabilities, veterans, women and members of underrepresented minority groups are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.
Information on resources for career development and work/life balance at HSPH can be found at: http://hsph.me/resources-career-development-and-work-life-balance.