SBS Professor

Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences within Indiana University’s Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI is recruiting two highly motivated behavioral scientists, one at either Full or Associate level and one Open Rank, for 12-month tenure track positions. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to conducting state-of-the art public health research, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate public health education, student and faculty mentorship, and academic and community service.

We are looking for faculty who are interested in working in a collaborative environment and who will expand departmental research areas. Some examples of faculty research areas include but are not limited to health disparities, social determinants, health communication, implementation science, behavioral health, and community engagement. Applicants at the senior rank should have leadership experience, an active funding history, and record of mentoring junior faculty.

The Fairbanks School of Public Health, established in 2012, is fully accredited by CEPH and offers three PhD programs, a MPH with five concentrations, a MHA program, and BS degrees in Health Services Management and Public Health. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences oversees the BSPH in Community Health and Social and Behavioral Concentration of the MPH program.

The School has extensive, well-established collaborations with schools and centers across our campus, as well as in the surrounding community. Especially strong research and educational collaborations are present with the schools of Art, Education, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Science. Other resources on the IUPUI campus contribute to our success in research including the IU Simon Cancer Center, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), and Regenstrief Institute, Inc. The faculty and staff of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences have particularly strong ties to the campus-level infrastructure that supports community engagement, including the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, IUPUI Office of Community Engagement and the CTSI’s Community Health Partnership Program.

FSPH is located in Indianapolis, within walking distance to the State Capitol building. Indianapolis is the country’s 14th largest city. Known as the “Crossroads of America,” Indianapolis is a thriving economic and cultural metropolis. It is large enough to play host to the Indianapolis 500 (the largest single-day sporting event in the world) and the 2012 Super Bowl, but small enough to personify small-town charm. The city and surrounding areas offer an exceptionally high quality of life including access to museums, cultural districts, excellent dining, professional sporting events, and historic sites. Indianapolis offers A-rated schools in both its central urban areas (public and private), as well as in surrounding suburban neighborhoods. Several suburbs are regularly voted “best places to live in America” by various national news sources. Residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living, safe neighborhoods, easy commutes, access to a newly remodeled award-wining International Airport, and emerging eco-friendly options such as downtown bike shares and electronic car rental.

We are committed to building a diverse faculty and encourage applications from minorities and women. IUPUI is also dedicated to diversity and is one of only 18 universities nationwide to be recognized as the recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity (the nation’s oldest diversity higher education publication) for five consecutive years. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences is looking for scholars who will contribute to our commitment to engage the city, state, nation and beyond through teaching, research and service that are inclusive of the rich diversity of our campus and city as we prepare our graduates to enter and lead in an increasingly complex world.

IUPUI is an EEO/AA employer, M/F, D. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For more information about FSPH, visit:

Basic Qualifications
Candidates should have a doctorate in public health or related social sciences. In particular, we are interested in community-engaged faculty who specialize in intervention design, implementation, and evaluation work in collaboration with government agencies, healthcare organizations, community organizations and/or community residents.

Department Contact for Questions
Inquiries about the position should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. William Pfeifle,

Additional Qualifications
Applicants who can demonstrate an alignment between their area of research and the public health priorities for the State of Indiana will be given special attention.

Salary and Rank
The salary and compensation are nationally competitive and commensurate with experience, including an attractive benefits package.

Special Instructions
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter to the Search Committee online.

Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.