Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Health Equity and Public Policy

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Health Equity and Public Policy

Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy


The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Health Equity and Public Policy. We seek an early career social scientist whose research and teaching interests address policy-relevant issues relating to health equity. We welcome applicants with scholarly training and expertise in public policy and health policy. The successful candidate will be part of a major hiring initiative at Cornell’s new Brooks School of Public Policy. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a field related to Public Policy and/or Health Policy.


We will begin reviewing applications on November 15th, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must include: (a) Cover letter; (b) Curriculum vitae;

(c) Research statement; (d) Teaching statement; (e) Up to three examples of written work(s); (f) Statement of contribution to diversity: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/; and (g) Names of three references (final candidates will be asked to submit letters later).


Questions about the position and the search can be sent to the search committee co-chairs, Dr.’s Jamila Michener, jm2362@cornell.edu and Jeff Niederdeppe, jdn56@cornell.edu.


To apply visit: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23338


The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy is tackling complex U.S. and global societal challenges, including health inequity. We develop practical solutions that policymakers and other decisionmakers can use to improve the health, wellbeing, and prosperity of our population. Cornell University established the Brooks School in 2021 and is positioning it to quickly become a leading school of public policy with expertise in areas that resonate with Cornell’s unique strengths as an academic institution. In service to these goals, we seek to hire several world-class public policy research scholars oriented toward policy engagement and impact across a variety of disciplines. There will be ample opportunity for researchers to work collaboratively through the university-wide Cornell Center for Health Equity (CCHEq).


This position may be supported by Cornell University’s FIRST program Cornell FIRST: https://nihfirst.cornell.edu/, via a grant from the NIH’s Common Fund’s Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) program, to recruit early-career faculty who have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence. “Inclusive excellence” refers to cultures that establish and sustain scientific environments that cultivate and benefit from a full range of talent.


Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.