The Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health is seeking to hire two Assistant Professor faculty. Candidates with interest area relevant to public health will be considered, we are particularly interested in 

  • social and behavioral scientists doing research and teaching in the areas of health equity and structural racism, substance use (including tobacco), climate change, sexuality and health, public health ethics, health communications;
  • scholars focused on chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes or mental health;
  • scholars conducting research on social policy, multi-level interventions, implementation science and/or prevention science; and
  • applicants with public health training focused on health promotion or disciplinary training in anthropology, psychology, sociology or history.



A doctoral degree in public health, social or behavioral science is required; postdoctoral training or experience preferred. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

Candidates should have research experience and training in public health and/or the social and behavioral sciences, and a strong record of scholarly achievement and peer-reviewed publications. They are expected to have a successful record of extramurally funded research or to demonstrate potential to obtain extramural funding for their research. We are particularly interested in highly motivated investigators with the necessary methodological and interpersonal skills to build, lead and sustain diverse academic teams and produce interdisciplinary collaborations and impact within the department and across the school and university. SMS represents and welcomes a range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, and public health promotion. We value innovative qualitative and quantitative data collection and analytical approaches (e.g., mixed-methods, systems science modeling, longitudinal analysis). 

Application Instructions 

We encourage applications from under-represented faculty and individuals with a commitment to mentoring under-represented students in public health. 

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, research statement and teaching statement through Columbia University’s academic jobs site!/119309. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 1 to increase the likelihood of consideration. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran 

Pay Transparency Disclosure 

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. 

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