Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track - Epidemiology
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Introduction (Description of
The Joseph J. Zilber College of Public Health (Zilber College)
invites applications from outstanding candidates for at least one
tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Epidemiology. We seek
innovative scholars and educators with strong methodological
expertise to support our mission of advancing population health,
health equity, and social and environmental justice through
education, research, community engagement, and advocacy for
health-promoting policies and strategies. Candidates from all areas
of epidemiology will be considered with priority given to
candidates with research and teaching interests in social
epidemiology. Scholars who conduct translational or
community-engaged research connecting epidemiology to public health
practice or policy are especially encouraged to apply.
This position is a 100% hard-money funded tenure-track 9-month
academic year appointment with competitive salary, attractive
benefits, research incentives and start-up package, a reduced
teaching load for the first two-three year start-up period, and the
ability to generate summer salary.
The candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Epidemiology by
the time of appointment and have a track record of independent
epidemiological research commensurate with years of experience.
Applicants with social epidemiological research and teaching
expertise are highly sought after. Preference will also be given to
candidates with research and teaching expertise in: social
epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, translational or
community-engaged research connecting epidemiology to public health
practice or policy, and abilty to teach applied epidemiological
In July 2023, the Zilber Family Foundation presented the University
of Wisconsin- Milwaukee with the largest single gift in the history
of the University, a $20 million gift to advance health equity
across the state and help support faculty excellence and student
achievement in the Zilber College. The Zilber College was founded
in 2009 and is the only CEPH-accredited school of Public Health in
Zilber College faculty are leading research programs that address
public health and health equity from the molecular to the societal
levels. Current research areas span cancer, nutritional, social and
environmental epidemiology; women's health; health disparities;
racism and health; health services and policy; maternal and child
health; global health, genomics; epigenetics; developmental
neurobiology; immunotoxicology; environmental toxicology; aquatic
environmental microbiology and chemistry, technology and behavior;
and health promotion. We offer PhD and MPH degrees in epidemiology
along with a B.S. degree in public health. The Zilber College also
offers graduate degrees in Biostatistics, Environmental Health
Sciences, Community and Behavioral Health Promotion, and Public
Health Policy. Our multidisciplinary MPH in epidemiology curricula
prepare students to engage in rigorous, theory-driven,
evidence-based, and community-engaged public health practice and
research, and our Ph.D. curricula engages students to translate
epidemiology to policy.
The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active
research program; teach graduate and undergraduate epidemiology
courses; mentor graduate students; and engage in university and
professional and/or community service.
- Doctoral degree in Epidemiology by the appointment start
- Track record of independent epidemiological research
- Ability to teach applied and advanced epidemiological
- Research and/or Teaching experience in social
- Research and/or Teaching experience in infectious disease
- Conducts translational or community-engaged research that
connects epidemiology to public health practice or policy
Applicants must apply online and submit the following required
application materials:a) a cover letter describing research and
teaching interests,b) a full CV,c) a research statement describing
most significant contributions and current and future research
activities,d) a teaching statement describing approach, experience
and evidence of teaching excellence, ande) contact information for
three professional references.
The anticipated start date for this position is August 19, 2024,
with both earlier and later start dates negotiable. This is a
continuous recruitment.Review of applications will begin
November 1, 2023 and continue until position is filled. Application
materials received after October 31, 2023 may not receive
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will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
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