Educational and Career Opportunities


RWJF Connect eTraining Series: Policymaker Outreach
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation asked for input from RWJF grantees and alumni as we crafted a policymaker outreach webinar series.  Below are the sessions in highest demand. We will be offering one session per month, starting in October and ending in January. Attendance is FREE.  Click here to view the complete Policy Outreach eTraining Schedule.

RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars 2013 Call for Applications
We are proud to announce the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars 2013 Call for Applications. The goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program is to develop the next generation of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards for outstanding junior nursing faculty. The program aims to strengthen the academic productivity and overall excellence of nursing schools by providing mentorship, leadership training, and salary and research support to young faculty.

For detailed information, download the application RFA. Up to 12 awards of up to $350,000 each over three years will be available in this round of funding. Questions? Please contact us at, (877) 738-0737.

The Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) 2013 Inaugural Conference
The Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Inaugural Conference "Repositioning Culture in Evaluation and Assessment", will be hosted by the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from April 21-23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.

Call for Submissions are due by November 9, 2012!  Download the Call for Papers (PDF) for additional details about the conference themes, session formats and critical dates for the submission process.

In addition, please visit our conference website.

AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellowship
AcademyHealth is pleased to announce that they are now accepting host site applications for the 2013 Delivery System Science Fellowship (DSSF).  The DSSF was established by AcademyHealth in partnership with three inaugural sites to support our members' interest in delivery systems transformation and improvement and participating sites' interest in recruiting highly qualified researchers.

The DSSF provides a paid post-doctoral learning experience to help researchers gain more applied experience conducting research in delivery system settings. Delivery system sites with an interest in attracting top talent and enriching the field of health services research are encouraged to apply. To apply to be a host site, fill out an online form by November 14, 2012. Information on the Fellowship timeline and past host sites can be found on the website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Adam Barnhart, DSSF Program Coordinator, at (202) 292-6720 or

2013 UNC Minority Health Conference: Call for Abstracts
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health would like to invite you to join us at the 34th Annual Minority Health Conference. This year's conference, Constructing the Foundation for Health Equity, focuses on how health equity can be achieved through systems-level change.

We are honored to announce that Dr. Brian Smedley, Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, DC, will deliver the William T. Small Jr. keynote lecture and Dr. Leandris Liburd, Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will deliver the Victor J. Schoenbach keynote lecture.

The Minority Student Caucus at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health invites you to submit abstracts for poster presentations at the 34th Annual Minority Health Conference. Please click to download:

Send completed abstract submission forms to by Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by December 10, 2012.

Pfizer Vaccine Preventable in Adults Student Competition
With help from a Pfizer funded educational grant, the Internal Medicine Department at Meharry presents the Pfizer Vaccine Preventable in Adults Student Competition.  The department is conducting a call for abstracts to students for their participation.  Cash prizes totaling $1,800 will be awarded to first, second, third, and fourth place winners: 1st place - $750; 2nd place - $500; 3rd place $350; and 4th place - $200.

Abstracts must be original defensible concepts or original research (basic sciences or clinical) and are to be submitted by end of day Wednesday, November 28, 2012 (5:00 p.m., CST) to D. Johniene Thomas, MSPH PowerPoint presentations of winning abstracts will be scheduled for MGR presentation December 12, 2012.

ELIGIBILITY: Medical students having completed their second year of matriculation are invited to participate/enter (3rd & 4th year students; groups or individual). All levels of graduate students are invited to participate.

FORMAT: Abstracts are to be no more than 1 page (front and back), single-spaced, 12 point font. Paragraphs are to be separated by 2 lines, headings in bold-face and margins justified. The title is to be in caps and centered. On the following line is to be the authors(s) name, also, bold faced and centered. The authors should be listed in order of effort dedicated to the project.

EVALUATION: Abstracts will be judged on clarity of thought defensible premise, generalizability and sustainability. Preference is given to pneumococcal diseases. Other criteria as suggested by judges.

AJPM Childhood Obesity Challenge - Round 2
The next round of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Childhood Obesity Challenge has launched! Round 2 seeks submissions focusing on innovative policies aimed at reducing childhood obesity, as well as strategies for getting these policies adopted and applied to schools, institutions, municipalities, or other organizations.

The Challenge is open to individuals or teams from any sector, including those who might have submitted in prior AJPM Childhood Obesity Challenge competitions. Submissions will be judged based on innovativeness and potential real-world effectiveness.  The first-place winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize and will be featured in AJPM (website and print). Cash prizes will also go to second- and third-place winners, and the winner of the 'Popular Vote.'

The deadline to submit is November 30, 2012, with winners to be announced January 15, 2013. Visit the Challenge website for details on Round 2 and to view Round 1's submission gallery.

HIV Prevention in Communities of Color Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2013-2015 Cycle
The application period for the DHAP HIV Prevention in Communities of Color Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now open. Please visit these links for more information: and

Important Dates:

  • Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2012, and ending December 31, 2012.
  • The expected start date is August 1, 2013. This is intended to be a two year project, based on the availability of funding; however, appointments are only offered in one year increments.

UMSPH Paul B. Cornely Postdoctoral Fellowship In Ethnicity, Culture, And Health: Call for Applications
The Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health (CRECH) is accepting applications for the two-year Paul B. Cornely Postdoctoral Fellowship sponsored by the University of  Michigan School of Public Health.  The Paul B. Cornely Postdoctoral Program is designed for early career doctoral scholars conducting research on the clarification, reduction, and elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities.  The fellowship package includes an annual stipend of $40,000, health benefits, support for travel to one professional meeting per year, and research-related expenses.  For detailed information, visit

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted online.  To apply, visit:  Applications and supplemental materials for the 2013-14 academic year must be received by Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to be eligible. Questions? Call Lynda Fuerstnau at (734) 647-6665 or email

Health Communication Program Director Position Available
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences seeks to recruit a dynamic Program Director/Health Scientist Administrator to join the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch (HCIRB), within the Behavioral Research Program (BRP).

For more details, please view the Health Communication Program Director announcement on the BRP career and training page ( To express your interest in the position, please send a letter of intent, CV, and one first-authored publication to Ms. Tonza Webb at

HCIRB is within the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Science's Behavioral Research Program.

University of Michigan School of Public Health – Faculty Positions Available
The Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is a national leader in public health research and training. The Department is currently engaged in building for the future in its core academic areas. These efforts include recruitment of three new faculty members, two at the assistant and one at the associate level.

The successful candidates will have earned a doctoral degree in health behavior and health education, behavioral/social sciences or a related field and will give evidence of extensive experience and/or promise in conducting research and teaching at the graduate level. Such evidence will include success in securing support for research and use of innovative teaching and learning approaches. Priority will be afforded interventionists, that is, individuals able to develop, implement and evaluate health directed interventions at the individual, community, organizational or system level.

Research: Two research areas are of particular importance in this recruitment as a result of growing interests at the University of Michigan. First is health promotion, disease prevention and management of chronic disease from the individual, family, community or health systems perspective. This interest could focus on a single disease such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, epilepsy, cancer or on multiple morbidities. The second area is global health comprising a focus on particular health problems, populations, and geographic regions where the international public health burden is the greatest. This may include infectious disease prevention and control or chronic disease prevention and management. Candidates representing these research areas will receive particular attention.

Teaching: The candidate will have experience and be able to teach courses in at least one of the core areas of the Department's curriculum. These include program planning and implementation, psychosocial factors in health behavior, educational materials and methods, community engagement, evaluation research, health communications, and health policy and system functioning related to social and behavioral change.
Application Process: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a letter outlining qualifications, CV and names of three references to:
HBHE Search Committee 2012
Department of Health Behavior & Health Education
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Committee Chair: Noreen Clark
Department website:

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply and the University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

West Virginia University SPH Health Management and Policy Faculty Positions Available
The Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership is seeking up to three full-time tenure-stream faculty (open rank).  The Department is located within the new School of Public Health at West Virginia University.  An overview of our current graduate programs and research interests can be found at:

Candidates are sought with research and teaching expertise in: 1) public health or health care management and leadership (such as strategic planning, budgeting, organizational behavior, project or personnel management); or 2) evaluating policies or programs at federal, state, or local levels for effects on population health (such as health impact analysis, population intervention research, evidence-based policy, and/or qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods approaches).  Ideal candidates will have demonstrable experience in key issues facing West Virginia including health disparities, an aging population, maternal and child health, environmental health, chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, the built environment, or rural health.  Applicants must have a PhD or other terminal level doctoral degree.

Each new position comes with a competitive tenure-track salary. Successful candidates will have demonstrated capability or substantial promise to secure external grants and publish high quality research, and be able to teach in their area of expertise. Excellent communication skills are required.

The new School of Public Health has expanded from a well-established CEPH-accredited MPH program.  The School has close ties with multiple research centers including the West Virginia Rural Health Research Center, the Injury Control Research Center, the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, the Center on Aging, the Health Research Center, the Center of Excellence in Women's Health, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Cardiovascular Sciences, and the Center for Neuroscience.  We are adjacent to, and a frequent research and educational collaborator with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant, Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive public institution, with 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing, each of which offers professional and graduate training programs. Patient care facilities include a 460-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, a children's hospital, a 70-bed psychiatric hospital, and affiliated facilities statewide. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and close proximity to major cities including Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their research and teaching experience, listing of contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae to Helen Burns, search coordinator, at  Applicants should type the phrase "Health Policy Search" in the subject line of the e-mail. Review of applicants will begin immediately.  The positions will remain open until filled.
WVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
WVU Health Sciences Center is a tobacco-free campus.
West Virginia University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

University of Maryland Public Health - Faculty Position Available
The Department of Behavioral and Community Health, Maryland School of Public Health seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to ( 1 ) cultivate an externally funded research program in the social and behavioral sciences, (2) supervise and mentor graduate students, (3) participate in graduate and/or undergraduate teaching and (4) engage in professional and community service. The position represents an exciting opportunity to join a department of productive health behavior researchers. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a robust record of externally funded research from federal agencies and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications. Special preference will be given to persons who possess grant experience especially in NIH-funded research and who currently hold an R01 or R03 grant.

Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in public health, community health, health behavior, psychology or a related social or behavioral sciences discipline. Post-doctoral research training is preferred. Candidates must provide evidence of a productive publication history and previous and current external grant funding. The candidate's research must be consistent with the goals of the School of Public Health. Previous teaching experience is preferred. The candidate must have high-level research skills, a strong interest in close collaboration with the current faculty and the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a commitment to diversity in teaching, training students and research.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the candidate are to support an externally-funded research program, supervise and mentor graduate students, and actively participate in graduate and/or undergraduate teaching.

Salary and Appointment Date: This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment with salary commensurate with qualifications. Funding is guaranteed for 9 months with options for additional salary over 12 months. The appointment is scheduled to begin fall 2013.

Application: Applicants must apply electronically to specifying job title of Assistant/Associate Professor (job 105984). Review of applications will begin immediately and applicants will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, candidates are expected to submit a complete packet by January 7, 2013. Candidates should submit a letter of application clearly indicating how they meet the qualifications described above, including a description of their skills, and how their research will extend and complement that of the current faculty, a complete updated and signed CV, 3 representative publications, and the name, address, telephone number, and email address of 3 references. For additional information on the position contact Dr. Ken Beck, search committee chair at Information on the research programs of the current faculty is available on the Department's web page

The University of Maryland has been identified as one of the nation's Top 20 public research universities. The School was fully accredited as a School of Public Health in 2010 and delivers an undergraduate degree in Community Health, PhD in Behavioral and Community Health and an MPH program in concurrence with the University of Maryland School of Medicine. College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System with a diverse population of over 2,800 faculty and 25,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate students.

The University is located 8 miles from Washington D.C. and the National Institutes of Health.