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Tenured/Tenure Track (Open Rank) Faculty Positions in Epidemiology
Temple University

  • Sep. 27, 2016
  • Tenured/Tenure Track (Open Rank) Faculty Positions in Epidemiology
  • College of Public Health
  • Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • 2017-2018
  • Research Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
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Temple University College of Public Health, a multidisciplinary academic center devoted to
an innovative educational and research environment that brings a transdisciplinary perspective of
health, wellness and social welfare, is seeking applicants for tenure track faculty positions in
Epidemiology to join a rapidly growing academic unit.

Position and Qualifications. Rank is open. Established researchers and cluster hires of senior
faculty inclusive of junior colleagues are encouraged. Substantive area of expertise is open, but
will ideally intersect with interests of faculty in the College, including obesity, cancer,
HIV/AIDS, physical activity, and chronic diseases (e.g., such as cardiovascular disease or
diabetes). Cancer researchers will be eligible to be members of the Fox Chase Cancer Center
population sciences program. Mid-career and senior candidates should have a nationally recognized
research program with extramural funding and early career candidates should demonstrate ability to
develop an independent research portfolio. Applicants must have an ability to develop
interdisciplinary collaborations. In addition to success in research, candidates must also be
dedicated to teaching and mentorship, particularly at the graduate level.

Applicants for rank of associate or full professor must hold a doctorate in epidemiology or a
related discipline and a research record appropriate to warrant a tenured appointment or to
demonstrate the capacity to earn tenure in a research intensive college. Applicants at the rank of
assistant professor should hold a doctorate in epidemiology or a related discipline and a research
agenda indicative of success as an early career researcher. Although promising doctoral candidates
may be considered, preferred candidates are individuals currently holding the rank of assistant
professor or persons completing or having recently completed a postdoctoral position.

The Department. The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has 12 full-time faculty members
and funded research programs in the areas of obesity, maternal/child health, violence, global
health, genetic epidemiology, applied biostatistics, and environmental health. The Department’s
academic programs include a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and M.P.H. programs in Epidemiology, Applied
Biostatistics, and Environmental Health as well as M.S. programs in Epidemiology and Clinical and
Translational Medicine. The Department contributes toward the College’s nationally recognized B.S.
in Public Health. All academic programs are accredited by the Council on Education in Public

The College. Devoted to a transdisciplinary environment for academic programming and research, the
College of Public Health has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion its programs and
research profile. CPH has the highest external funding per faculty and second highest total
research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at the University. The College’s innovative
research focuses on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and
basic science. This work is sponsored by NIH, NSF, and other major funders. A constellation of 9
academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines, the College
enrolls nearly 5,000 students in 51 academic programs.

The University. An urban, research-intensive university, Temple is experiencing unprecedented
growth and moving up quickly in rankings. For example, the University is ranked by the National
Science Foundation as among the top 100 universities in the country for research. Temple is the 5th
largest provider of professional education in the nation with Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy,
Podiatry, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase
Cancer Center and CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education. Temple is located in historic
and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New
York Times as a world tourist destination. The University offers competitive salaries and generous
start-up packages.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 1-page research statement, and a
statement of teaching philosophy to Review of applications will begin
immediately and appointments can begin as early as January 2017.
Contact Department Chair Levent Dumenci at with questions about the positions.

  • Temple University is an equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, dedicated to excellence
    through diversity.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

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    College of Public Health
    Temple University
    Philadelphia, PA


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