Infectious Disease Epidemiology Faculty, Tenure/Tenure Track Open Rank

Employer
Temple University College of Public Health
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Aug 18, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
     
DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY and BIOSTATISTICS

TENURE TRACK OPEN RANK FACULTY POSITION IN INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY

At a time when public health has never been more important, Temple University’s College of Public Health is working to solve health’s complexities for a better tomorrow. As one of the largest colleges of public health in the country, we are home to faculty who specialize in 17 health disciplines conduct novel research and prepare researchers, practitioners and educators to collaborate across disciplines to understand community needs, create evidence-based solutions, and deliver effective, compassionate care. We invite applications for faculty specializing in infectious disease epidemiology to join the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Spring or Summer 2021.

Qualifications. A doctorate in epidemiology or related field is required. Those with a strong background in epidemiologic methods and applied epidemiology are especially encouraged to apply. For early career applicants, preferred candidates are individuals currently holding the rank of assistant professor or persons completing or having recently completed a postdoctoral position with external funding. Midcareer and senior applicants should have an active, externally-funded research portfolio and research record appropriate to warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Although we anticipate one hire in this area, we will consider cluster hiring of research teams including senior and early career faculty. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. Rank is open for this tenure track position with faculty hired at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor depending on qualifications. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusivity in collaborative, interdisciplinary research and training programs.

The Department. The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics combines curiosity with rigorous, applied methods that lead us to compelling questions and impactful results to improve public health. We have 15 faculty members who conduct research in several areas, such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, behavioral and chronic disease epidemiology, cancer prevention and control, perinatal and reproductive epidemiology, substance use disorders, and the impact of environmental exposures on waterborne diseases, cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease, and cancer as well as mediation, causal inference, missing data and measurement error, semiparametric regression, latent variable modeling, and psychometrics. Our collaborators include Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple’s Katz School of Medicine, Temple’s Health System, other health systems, community health centers, and local and state public health agencies. The Department operates the Biostatistics Core, which engages in collaborative research and offers comprehensive biostatistical consultation and computational services. The Department annually enrolls ~1,400 students with diverse backgrounds in our courses and has >90 graduate students in 5 programs – PhD in Epidemiology; MPH degrees in Epidemiology, Applied Biostatistics, and Environmental Health; and MS in Epidemiology. The Department contributes to the College’s nationally recognized BS in Public Health and administers a minor in Applied Epidemiology.

The College. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for academic programming and research, the College of Public Health, a CEPH-accredited school of public health, is a constellation of academic units of public health, social work and health profession disciplines, enrolling 4,300 students. The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other major funders. The College has recently launched a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice. We are harnessing the collective energies of our clinical disciplines through an emerging, innovative framework for interprofessional education.

The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers including CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.

To Apply. Applicants should e-mail a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 1-page research statement, and the names and contact information of references to cphsearch@temple.edu. Application review begins immediately. Inquiries and nomination of outstanding faculty can be directed to Dr. Abby Rudolph, at abby.rudolph@temple.edu.

Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal access affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.

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