Faculty Position in Intervention Research Methods in Behavioral Health

Faculty Position in Intervention Research Methods in Behavioral Health

The Department of Biomedical Data Science at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Geisel) seeks an outstanding individual to join our faculty. The successful candidate is one pursuing a vigorous, research program focused on the use of novel methodologies to develop and/or evaluate adaptive interventions, including just-in-time adaptive interventions and mobile interventions for health behavior change. Research focused on patient/consumer engagement, clinical effectiveness, and/or implementation of mobile health behavior change interventions will be considered. Research designed to understand mechanisms of behavior change with digital health interventions is also of interest, as are interventions focusing on addictive behaviors.

The successful individual will be provided a tenure-track faculty appointment in the Department of Biomedical Data Science at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College commensurate with experience. Candidates at the level of associate professor will be preferred, but more junior appointments may also be considered.

Applicants must have earned a PhD and/or MD (or equivalent), have formal advanced training in behavioral science, research methods, or a related field, and should have a successful track record of peer-reviewed publications, and a history of extramural funding. Expectations for teaching and mentoring are a critical part of this role, and individuals will be provided with such opportunities through membership in relevant PhD graduate programs (e.g., Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences; Program in Experimental & Molecular Medicine). Training grants in relevant areas (e.g., Science of Co-occurring Disorders and the Burroughs Wellcome training fund for Unifying Population and Laboratory-based Sciences) are available to support trainees in areas relevant to successful candidates.

Candidates may also have potential affiliations with the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH), an interdisciplinary research group whose mission is to inform the optimal development, systematic evaluation, and sustainable implementation of digital therapeutics for behavioral health and health care delivery transformation, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC; one of 47 comprehensive cancer centers), or the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth whose mission is to form partnerships to design and implement model programs and methods to enhance our understanding of mental and physical health and the prolongation of a high quality of life. The successful candidate will also have opportunities for innovative research method development and application across the translational research pipeline through core departments (e.g., Biomedical Data Science, Epidemiology, Computer Science), The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Care (TDI), The Population Health Collaboratory, supercomputing networks (e.g., Discovery) and Dartmouth’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSA; called SYNERGY at Dartmouth).

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College is located in the picturesque Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border; a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful setting. Amenities associated with urban areas of Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Montreal QC are within close proximity.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter (addressed to Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Tracy Onega, Ph.D.), a curriculum vitae, and a 2-3 page description of their research interests and future research plans and a list of three phone references. Review of applications will begin on March 15 continue until the position is filled.

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