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Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
University of Arizona

  • Oct. 9, 2017
  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
  • The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ
    United States
  • Open till filled.
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
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The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health invites applications for the position of Tenure-Eligible Assistant Professor in Epidemiology. Faculty in the Epidemiology program currently have expertise in epidemiological methods research, infectious diseases, and chronic diseases. Well-established research programs in cancer include understanding links with nutrition, environmental exposures, and prevention and control strategies. There is a growing initiative in OneHealth that encompasses infectious diseases including hospital-acquired infections, vector-borne diseases, and food-borne illnesses. Some faculty are involved in the Women’s Health Initiative, a long-standing cohort, with a focus on aging, and genetic determinants of metabolic disorders, including diabetes. Other areas of expertise include maternal child health and developmental disabilities, including autism, and determinants of heart disease.

The University of Arizona is a large research one institution and one of 62 distinguished institutions included as a member of the Association of American Universities. Situated in the desert southwest close to the U.S.-Mexico border, it provides a unique setting for investigations in one of the only arid regions in the United States. The institution is ranked highly for its programs and research in Climate Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Optical Sciences, Astronomy, and Geography. The University has a long history of commitment to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, with many graduate programs in interdisciplinary studies and a mandate that all doctoral students complete a minor of study. The institution is committed to diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. The University of Arizona is committed to increasing diversity in students, faculty and staff and ensuring that the University is a welcoming and inclusive institution for all.

The UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is currently the only nationally accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona. The College has active teaching, research and service programs. In addition to extensive collaboration within the College itself, faculty in the College collaborate with the College of Medicine, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, the Arizona Respiratory Center, the College of Pharmacy, Microbiology, Engineering, Mining, Institute of the Environment, Mexican American Studies, the Water Research and Resource Center, the School of Natural Resources, the College of Agriculture, and others. The College is an active partner in regional multi-disciplinary, community-based research projects addressing health issues relative to border communities and underserved indigenous populations. The Department has 20 faculty in either the epidemiology or biostatistics programs. Faculty engage in a broad range of research and are responsible for teaching students from a number of educational programs. The epidemiology program offers PhD, MS and MPH degrees that are completed on campus, and an innovative online MPH program has recently been implemented. In addition, the recently-launched OneHealth MPH is housed within the epidemiology program. The development of a new undergraduate program is currently underway. The College of Public Health is committed to increasing and sustaining the values of inclusive excellence, equity, and diversity. The College has a diverse student body, including diversity in race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, color, sex, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, medical conditions, and covered veteran status diversity. We encourage applicants to include in their letter of intent the ways in which their scholarship and experience will contribute to the mission of diversity and inclusion in our program.

Just 60 miles from the Mexican border, Tucson is a vibrant, inclusive, urban environment with world class cuisine as the only U.S. City ranked as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, and a lively art scene. Located in the lush Sonoran Desert, famous for its monumental cacti and stunning sunsets, Tucson is surrounded by mountains reaching over 9000 feet enabling outdoor adventures of all sorts, including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and even skiing. Tucson is easy to get around and is consistently rated as one of the top bicycling cities in the nation. Tucson has a low cost of living and very affordable housing. Two of the highest nationally ranked high schools are located in Tucson; University High and BASIS high school.

The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach the equivalent of three 3 credit courses per year including graduate-level and undergraduate courses, mentor graduate students, and contribute to the research and service missions of the college. Candidates should be committed to developing and sustaining the values of inclusive excellence, equity, and diversity in all three areas. Review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete job description is on the applicant website.

  • As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
    The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA – M/W/D/V Employer.

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  • Elizabeth Jacobs, Ph.D. Search Chair
    The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
    University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ


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