Assistant Professor, Health Equity and Public Policy (NIH)

Assistant Professor, Health Equity and Public Policy (NIH)

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 of 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.


Materials should be submitted online to Academic Jobs Online at the following link:


We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must include the required materials listed below. Candidates may either submit a stand-alone statement that describes their experiences with, and or approaches to, fostering learning, research, service, and/or outreach in a diverse community, or they may include such information elsewhere in their application. Questions about the position and the search can be sent to the search committee co-chairs, Dr.’s Jamila Michener and Jeff Niederdeppe. 


The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy was established in 2021 to tackle the most pressing policy challenges we face in the U.S. and globally. To advance this goal, we are hiring world-class research scholars across a variety of disciplines who are oriented toward policy engagement and impact.


This position may be supported by Cornell University’s FIRST program (Cornell FIRST), 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.