OPEN RANK INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
Inequities and health disparities are serious public health threats demanding a concerted, interdisciplinary effort in response. At the College of Public Health, we dedicate ourselves to public health in all its parameters, from epidemiology to nursing, from social work to rehabilitation sciences. Social justice has always driven our work: This understanding that individual outcomes are intricately tied to the larger systems we inhabit is the foundation of our college. Temple University College of Public Health’s interprofessional culture fosters collaboration both within and outside the College. We value differences among our faculty and believe that we can better serve and understand our Philadelphia community through the diversity of our individual faculty and our disciplines. Join us in our mission to develop progressive, compassionate researchers, practitioners, and clinicians to build a better tomorrow, grounded in creating the environments and health infrastructure that will make us the healthiest nation.
We invite applications for an enthusiastic instructor to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in epidemiology starting August 2022.
QUALIFICATIONS. We seek collegial faculty who have an earned doctorate in epidemiology or a related discipline prior to start date. Because the department offers courses for students in multiple disciplines (e.g., nursing, kinesiology), successful candidates should be skilled in teaching quantitative courses to students with a range of aptitude. Online teaching experience is highly desirable. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. Rank is open at the level of an assistant, associate or a full professor depending on qualifications. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).
THE DEPARTMENT. The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics combines curiosity with rigorous, applied methods that lead to compelling questions and impactful results to improve public health. This is a great opportunity to join a department experiencing significant growth. Our 17 faculty members conduct research in behavioral and chronic disease epidemiology, cancer prevention and control, substance use disorders, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, environmental and occupational exposures, waterborne diseases, cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease, and pediatric immune responses. Additional areas include mediation, causal inference, missing data and measurement error, semiparametric regression, latent variable modeling and psychometrics. The Department annually enrolls over 1,800 undergraduate and graduate students with diverse backgrounds and administers six graduate programs: PhD in Epidemiology; MPH degrees in Epidemiology (in-person and online), Applied Biostatistics and Environmental Health; MS in Epidemiology; and our new MS in Public Health Data Science. We also have several graduate certificate programs. The Department contributes to the College’s nationally recognized BS in Public Health and administers a minor in Applied Epidemiology.
THE COLLEGE. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for education, research, and practice, the CEPH-accredited College of Public Health consists of academic units in the public health disciplines, health professions, and the School of Social Work, enrolling approximately 4,200 students. The College’s research aims to understand the fundamental factors that affect the health and well-being of individuals and populations by examining health problems through foundational research, policy and practice, and the development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions. We focus on social determinants of health and social justice with strengths in cancer, obesity, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, mobility research, cognition and language, developmental disabilities, organ transplantation and aging. CPH research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Gates Foundation, and other major private foundations, along with state and federal agencies. The College is home to an Office for Community Engaged Research and Practice, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, and the Collaborative on Community Inclusion. The Office of Clinical Affairs and Interprofessional Education leads our clinical activities, including the COVID-19 RapidVax effort and forward-looking IPE within the College and throughout the university. The college is staffed by a robust complement of seasoned professionals including robust offices of Communications and Marketing, Information Technology, Sponsored Research, and Academic Affairs.
THE UNIVERSITY. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers. It also is the home of the Fox Chase Comprehensive Cancer Center.
TO APPLY. Applicants should e-mail a letter detailing their interest; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy with specific attention to diversity, equity and inclusion; and the names and contact information of 3-5 references to email@example.com. Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.