Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Health

Updated: about 24 hours ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Description Summary

The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University welcomes applications from faculty in Health Psychology or Health Communication Studies for an Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty position expected to begin in July 2022. Exceptionally experienced applicants may be considered for an accelerated tenure timeline.

As guided by our Academic Affairs Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategic Plan, Bentley University seeks to enhance our faculty capacity in the scholarship, pedagogy, and engagement related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. To achieve that, we are hiring a cohort of new faculty in multiple academic departments and disciplines with expertise in DEI. This position is intended to be part of our DEI faculty cohort, which will enrich our DEI expertise across Business and the Liberal Arts & Sciences. To learn more about Bentley University’s DEI strategic plan, please click here .

Our department's faculty research encompasses a range of methodologies, and we welcome applications from a varied group of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods scholars. We are looking for a new colleague who utilizes social science principles in areas related to, but not limited to: health literacy, risk communication, chronic disease prevention, violence mitigation, vulnerable populations, and community-engaged research. Applicants who contribute an intersectional approach to research in the areas of gender, racial identity in clinical care, health justice, or mental health and well-being are especially encouraged to apply. Experience in creating educational materials that communicate health narratives is desirable. Relevant professional medical industry or practitioner experience is a plus.

Ideally, this faculty member will have a track record of creating relationships with networks of healthcare and life sciences professionals who would be available to assist the aims of our Bentley programs. The candidate will teach courses in the graduate school's new Healthcare concentration in our MBA program and existing undergraduate offerings.

This position adds to the Department and University's existing multidisciplinary strengths in health outcomes research, healthcare analytics, psychology, and the patient experience. The successful candidate can join the Health Thought Leadership Network of 60 plus scholars conducting health-related research at Bentley or partner with the Center for Integration of Science and Industry. We seek applicants who are both outstanding researchers and excellent teachers. The teacher-scholar model is central to Bentley's academic mission.

The NAS Department values faculty who are enthusiastic participants in the life of the University and who help mentor students and engage them in research. We seek a collaborative colleague who enjoys connecting with students outside the classroom through guiding our majors and minors, attending lectures and events, and supervising group and individual student projects. Bentley University provides a transformative business education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. We instill in our students a deep sense of social responsibility and prepare them to succeed. We seek faculty who represent diverse backgrounds, interests, talents, and high ethical standards.

Summer research funds are available through a competitive application process. Additionally, Bentley offers other small internal grants to seed research initiatives or fund undergraduate researchers. Opportunities for supplemental summer grants exist. Bentley University is proud to be an employer of choice and offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Founded in 1917, Bentley University is an AACSB accredited institution that enrolls approximately 5,500 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Bloomberg ranks Bentley in the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the United States and in the top 100 places to obtain an MBA. U.S. News & World Report ranked Bentley as 2nd in the Best Regional Universities-North category.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have completed a doctorate in a related field.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit all application materials through Bentley's online employment site at https://bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/faculty . Applications should include curriculum vitae, cover letter, research plans, and teaching philosophy. Applicants should also include a diversity statement describing how they would contribute to developing an equitable and inclusive community in the department and University through their teaching, research, and service. Names and contact information for three references are required upon application. Bentley will contact these confidential references for those candidates moving forward in the process. We will begin reviewing applications received by January 8, 2022, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.



Job Description Summary

The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Bentley University welcomes applications from faculty in Health Psychology or Health Communication Studies for an Assistant Professor tenure-track faculty position expected to begin in July 2022. Exceptionally experienced applicants may be considered for an accelerated tenure timeline.

As guided by our Academic Affairs Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategic Plan, Bentley University seeks to enhance our faculty capacity in the scholarship, pedagogy, and engagement related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. To achieve that, we are hiring a cohort of new faculty in multiple academic departments and disciplines with expertise in DEI. This position is intended to be part of our DEI faculty cohort, which will enrich our DEI expertise across Business and the Liberal Arts & Sciences. To learn more about Bentley University’s DEI strategic plan, please click here .

Our department's faculty research encompasses a range of methodologies, and we welcome applications from a varied group of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods scholars. We are looking for a new colleague who utilizes social science principles in areas related to, but not limited to: health literacy, risk communication, chronic disease prevention, violence mitigation, vulnerable populations, and community-engaged research. Applicants who contribute an intersectional approach to research in the areas of gender, racial identity in clinical care, health justice, or mental health and well-being are especially encouraged to apply. Experience in creating educational materials that communicate health narratives is desirable. Relevant professional medical industry or practitioner experience is a plus.

Ideally, this faculty member will have a track record of creating relationships with networks of healthcare and life sciences professionals who would be available to assist the aims of our Bentley programs. The candidate will teach courses in the graduate school's new Healthcare concentration in our MBA program and existing undergraduate offerings.

This position adds to the Department and University's existing multidisciplinary strengths in health outcomes research, healthcare analytics, psychology, and the patient experience. The successful candidate can join the Health Thought Leadership Network of 60 plus scholars conducting health-related research at Bentley or partner with the Center for Integration of Science and Industry. We seek applicants who are both outstanding researchers and excellent teachers. The teacher-scholar model is central to Bentley's academic mission.

The NAS Department values faculty who are enthusiastic participants in the life of the University and who help mentor students and engage them in research. We seek a collaborative colleague who enjoys connecting with students outside the classroom through guiding our majors and minors, attending lectures and events, and supervising group and individual student projects. Bentley University provides a transformative business education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. We instill in our students a deep sense of social responsibility and prepare them to succeed. We seek faculty who represent diverse backgrounds, interests, talents, and high ethical standards.

Summer research funds are available through a competitive application process. Additionally, Bentley offers other small internal grants to seed research initiatives or fund undergraduate researchers. Opportunities for supplemental summer grants exist. Bentley University is proud to be an employer of choice and offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Founded in 1917, Bentley University is an AACSB accredited institution that enrolls approximately 5,500 students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Bloomberg ranks Bentley in the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the United States and in the top 100 places to obtain an MBA. U.S. News & World Report ranked Bentley as 2nd in the Best Regional Universities-North category.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should have completed a doctorate in a related field.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates should submit all application materials through Bentley's online employment site at https://bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/faculty . Applications should include curriculum vitae, cover letter, research plans, and teaching philosophy. Applicants should also include a diversity statement describing how they would contribute to developing an equitable and inclusive community in the department and University through their teaching, research, and service. Names and contact information for three references are required upon application. Bentley will contact these confidential references for those candidates moving forward in the process. We will begin reviewing applications received by January 8, 2022, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


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