The Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invites applications for four (4) tenure-eligible epidemiology positions in cancer, psychiatric/substance abuse disorders/genetic, or social and health disparities research at the rank of associate or full professor commensurate with academic background and experience. The Division is a premiere public health program, recognized for its rigorous research and innovative experiential training for a new generation of public health professionals. VCU has renowned centers and institutes that provide a platform for investigators from multiple disciplines to collaborate on cutting-edge and innovative research. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the VCU’s NCI designated comprehensive Cancer Center, a world renowned Institute in Psychiatric and behavioral genetics, and an academic research Center on Society and Health.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology or related field. Those with track-record in cancer, the genetic epidemiology of psychiatric and/or substance use disorders and social epidemiology are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with clear evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and grow scholarly activities in the Division. The candidate will also have experience in graduate-level teaching and scholarly activities commensurate with a tenure-eligible appointment as associate or full professor. All candidates should have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
About the Division: The Division has a dynamic team of faculty and staff with active research programs in behavioral/cancer epidemiology, maternal/child health, psychiatric epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, traumatic brain injury, and social disparities in health. Located in the state capital of Richmond in Virginia, approximately 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., this position offers opportunities for research collaboration with policy makers and practitioners at local public health departments, state and federal levels. VCU boasts one of the country’s most comprehensive health sciences centers, including the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Allied Health Professions, C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research as well as the NCI-designated Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, and Center on Society and Health.
About Virginia Commonwealth University: VCU is a major, urban research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls nearly 31,000 students in 223 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. VCU Hospitals and Clinics and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise the VCU Health, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. For more, see
Application Process: Applicants should submit: (1) a personal statement, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) list of three references to www.vcujobs.com, Position #F60360. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.