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Multiple Tenure-Track Positions in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Employer
Indiana University-Bloomington
Location
Indiana, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Statistics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Indiana University School of Public Health‐Bloomington (SPH‐B) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. This is an open-rank search and applicants at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professors) are welcome. SPH-B seeks individuals who will contribute scientific excellence through rigorous research and teaching in epidemiological and/or biostatistical methods, public health policy and practice, and through community engagement to build the evidence base to responsibly promote health in the populations they serve. These 10‐month appointments would ideally start August 1, 2022, although an earlier or later start date is negotiable. Applications received by February 1, 2022, will receive full consideration, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

 

A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1909, Indiana University prides itself in offering outstanding academics grounded in world class research and vibrant campus life. The School of Public Health-Bloomington is located on the flagship campus of Indiana University and is comprised of over 200 faculty across five departments. The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers an undergraduate degree in epidemiology, a Master of Public Health degree in biostatistics and epidemiology, a Ph.D. program in epidemiology and a new approved Ph.D. in biostatistics. The department has over 100 students enrolled in its BSPH program in Epidemiology, and approximately 100 other students enrolled across residential and online MPH programs, a PhD program in Epidemiology, and (new as of 2021) an MS and PhD in Biostatistics. A part of the flagship campus of Indiana University located in Bloomington, Indiana, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics maintains strong connections to other departments in the School of Public Health and other schools across Indiana University.

 

Responsibilities: Tenure track faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics are expected substantially contribute to the overall academic excellence of the department by fostering and maintaining a robust research portfolio; pursuing and managing extramural research funding and support; teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level as designated by the department chairperson; and actively participating in the overall research and teaching mission of the department, school, and university. Areas of special interest include, but are not limited to: computational methods to address complex problems in infectious disease, nutrition, obesity, and related health outcomes; social, structural, and economic influences of HIV risk; statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology, genome wide and epigenome-related association studies, and modeling high-dimensional data; research in addiction and physical activity, and cancer and cardiovascular epidemiology; comparative effectiveness, causal inference, and rigor and reproducibility. All research areas related to health will be considered, with preference given to research that is collaborative, synergistic with other SPH-B and Indiana University faculty and aligns with major funding priorities. These positions are located on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB) in Bloomington, Indiana, and successful candidates are expected to work on the IUB campus to allow full engagement with the department, school, campus, and community.

 

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or a closely related field from an accredited educational institution. A firm commitment to the role of diversity in all aspects of research, education and service is essential. Candidates must have teaching experience at the graduate or professional level. Good interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse faculty are required. Leadership skills and vision for enhancing the academic components of an interdisciplinary department are essential. Candidates for associate and full professor positions must also demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for a senior career level, including extramurally funded research as a corresponding principal investigator, current funding or strong potential to secure external funding, and experience leading sizeable research initiatives.

 

Application Procedure: Please provide a 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position, 3) research statement 4) statement of teaching interests, and 5) diversity statement. Additionally, please provide a list of six (6) references (minimum of three references for the tenure-track assistant-associate professor rank); references will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. Interested candidates should submit applications at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions about the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to dwarcher@iu.edu or via postal mail at SPH-B EBIO Search & Screen Committee, School Public Health–Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Douglas Landsittel, Chair, dlandsi@iu.edu, Carrie Docherty, Executive Associate Dean, cdochert@indiana.edu, or David B. Allison, Dean, allison@iu.edu.

 

Nestled in the rolling hills of south-central Indiana, the city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with many of the amenities of a large city. From off-Broadway plays and musicals, the LOTUS World Festival of Music, quick access to 250,000 acres of public recreation lands, outstanding public schools and a reasonable cost of living, Bloomington offers much to all.

 

School of Public Health-Bloomington: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/

 

SPH-B Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: https://publichealth.indiana.edu/research/departments/epidemiology/index.html

 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

 

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