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Assistant Professor of Health (Epidemiology)

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 18, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Teacher Education, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Position Title Assistant Professor of Health (Epidemiology) Requisition 202100059F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary
Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and academic preparation.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Health Sciences Department Dept of Population Health Open Date 07/29/2021 Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Jennifer Didier Title
Search Committee Chair
Professor: Kinesiology
Sam Houston State University
Box 2176
Huntsville, TX 77341 Contact Phone Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job
• This position will work in various aspects of the public health undergraduate and graduate programs – primarily in epidemiology, and other closely related fields of public health such as environmental health sciences, global health, biostatistics, or health management.
• Faculty maintain excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the department and university. A sustained research agenda with a focused emphasis on grant writing and peer-reviewed publications in appropriate journals will be expected once hired. Teaching assignments may include epidemiology, biostatistics, and public health foundation courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
• Faculty provide service to enhance the professional attributes of students (many are first generation).
• The Department of Population Health at SHSU will pursue the Council on Education for Public Health ( CEPH ) accreditation of its BS and MPH degrees in public health; faculty will assist in maintaining and ensuring compliance with CEPH standards, guidelines, and assessments.
• Other duties performed as requested. Educational Requirements for the Position
Earned Doctorate from an accredited university in public health, preferably including a major or minor in epidemiology. Doctorates in closely-related disciplines (e.g., Biostatistics, Health Sciences, Environmental Health, Healthcare Administration) from an accredited university with an application of epidemiological studies in doctoral research and additional higher-level coursework in epidemiology will also be considered. Experience Required for the Position
Experience in public health or health management fields and instructional experience. Other Requirements for the Position
Preference is for professional experience in public health or health management fields and teaching experience in institutions of higher education.

Cover letter, statement of research (past, present, and future), and the teaching philosophy should include:

Documentation of a clearly illustrated research line evidenced by publications and/or presentations in a specific topic and the development of grant proposals and/or how the candidate’s education and experience will lead to said research line, publications, and grants. Documentation can also show current and future proposed projects and how this 5-year research plan will lead to publications and grants. Scholarship that covers a wider array of topics may be appropriate. The following indicators are not necessary but can demonstrate the quality of published scholarship: lead authorship on publications; descriptions of the peer-review process; published reviews of the candidate’s work; journal impact factors; acceptance rates; and number of citations, application of the research, and clinical relevance .

Presentation of how the overall composite of the candidate’s scholarly activity is substantial, balanced, and shows promise for continued publications and grant proposal development. Candidate should outline a five-year research plan and indicate how this research fits in with faculty in the Department of Population Health, the College of Health Sciences, and Sam Houston State University.

Demonstration of engagement and leadership in service in the field of public health and/or epidemiology. This may include professional experience and/or service to the department, college, university, profession, and/or community. A sustained record of service and leadership to the university, profession, and community will be required once hired.

Demonstration of instructional experience may be indicated through descriptions of pedagogical methods of teaching, modes of instruction, examples of instruction, and teaching evaluations from students or peers. Special Instructions Summary
Sam Houston State University, the College of Health Sciences, and the Department of Population Health are committed to increasing diversity in its faculty and student populations while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal. We invite applications for the 9 month, full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Candidates must submit online : Letter of application, professional CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Experience and Agenda. Candidates are encouraged to submit student and/or peer evaluations of teaching and transcripts to assist in the review of applications. (Official transcripts and Letters of Recommendation will be addressed later at an appropriate time.) Review of applications to begin immediately.

The position is a tenure track, nine-month position with potential for summer employment. Summer employment is not guaranteed. Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Transcripts
  5. Teaching Evaluations

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