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  • Department Chair and Endowed Professor
    Department of Epidemiology
    Emory University

    Department Chair and Endowed Professor
    Epidemiology
    Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University

    The Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) of Emory University is recruiting a leader with a forward-looking vision to
    serve as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology (EPI; www.sph.emory.edu/departments/epi). Applicants should
    possess a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline; a prominent record of academic
    achievement; a demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding; dedication to faculty career development and
    to training the next generation of epidemiology students; and strong advocacy for methodological and applied research.
    Candidates should have a strategic understanding of trends in the field; demonstrated ability to foster creativity and
    innovation; and proven leadership and management abilities. The committee will accept applications from candidates
    with a record that merits appointment as a tenured full professor. The Department Chair position is supported by an
    endowed chair. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    The Department includes 40 primary faculty members, 55 jointly appointed faculty members and over 70 adjunct
    faculty. The faculty are diverse and productively engaged in research on a broad range of topics including cancer,
    reproductive/pediatric/perinatal epidemiology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, HIV/AIDS, health in
    correctional systems, nutrition, genetic/molecular epidemiology, social and environmental determinants of health, and
    public health preparedness. There is a strong tradition of collaboration between EPI faculty and faculty from other
    departments in RSPH and the School of Medicine, Woodruff School of Nursing, the College of Arts and Sciences,
    Laney Graduate School, and Winship Cancer Institute. Additionally, the Department has multiple centers, including
    Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research, Emory Center for AIDS Research, Emory Program in
    Cardiovascular Outcomes Research and Epidemiology, Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics, Women’s and Children’s
    Center, and the Center for Spina Bifida Research, Prevention and Policy. Research and training collaborations occur
    between the Department and a host of local, national, and global institutions, including CDC, NIH, the National
    Academies, the American Cancer Society, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Health Organization.
    The Department enrolls approximately 130 new masters and 10 doctoral students each year.

    RSPH currently employs over 200 full-time faculty members and each year enrolls approximately 600 new full- and
    part-time graduate students in its MPH, MSPH and doctoral programs. The School is located on the Emory University
    campus, adjacent to the CDC, Emory’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and a number of laboratory and clinical
    facilities. Emory is a major research university and member of the AAU; its endowment is among the largest of US
    universities. The university enrolls over 14,000 students, approximately half in undergraduate programs and half in
    graduate and professional programs, taught by 3,000 faculty.

    Applicants should apply to Emory position 74180BR and email a letter of interest and curriculum vita to: Dr. Paige
    Tolbert, Search Committee Chair, c/o Nancy Sterk (nsterk@emory.edu). Applications will be kept confidential and
    references will not be contacted without the permission of applicants.

    The starting date is negotiable and salary is commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will begin
    immediately and continue until the position is filled.


 
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