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Assistant Professor in Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease
University of Minnesota

Date Posted Jun. 12, 2020
Title Assistant Professor in Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease
University University of Minnesota More About This Institution...
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Department School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

External Applicants:

The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of cardiovascular disease.

We are particularly interested in Epidemiologists (PhD or MD) who have research and teaching experience in one or preferably more of the following interests:

(1) Etiology of cardiovascular disease or its risk factors in older adults
(2) Interplay between cardiovascular risk factors and dementia
(3) Prevention of cardiovascular disease broadly and particularly in vulnerable populations
(4) Development of innovative research methods applicable to cardiovascular disease

Requirements include an earned academic or professional doctorate. Evidence of potential for obtaining independent external research funding, teaching modern epidemiology in a large, diverse academic institution, effective collaboration, and working with diverse populations is highly desirable.

About the Job
Primary research responsibilities will be to develop an independent program of research in the areas listed above that dovetails with and expands upon the expertise represented among current faculty. It is expected that the successful candidates will both lead their own research efforts and collaborate with other faculty as co-investigators on new grant initiatives. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching courses within the PhD or MPH programs in Epidemiology. Advising masters, doctoral and post-doctoral students is also expected.

The Division provides a rich and collaborative environment for the investigation of cardiovascular disease and related areas, in one of the largest Academic Health Centers in the U.S. Current Division research in cardiovascular epidemiology includes a robust blend of observational studies (e.g., ARIC, MESA, CARDIA) and interventional investigations (e.g., Ask About Aspirin) aimed at improving public health and engaging a multidisciplinary integration of epidemiology, biology, and behavioral science. The Division also has a long standing institutional training grant that supports pre- and post-doctoral training in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and background.

About the Department
The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health is the largest unit in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. With over 50 primary faculty, over 300 graduate students and approximately $25 million annually in sponsored research grants, the Division plays a major role in the School. The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health has a distinguished record of research and teaching. The educational program includes majors in Epidemiology, Community Health Education, Maternal/Child Health, Public Health Nutrition, and Clinical Research. The Division offers programs leading to the MPH, MS, and PhD degrees.

  • The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

    The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Jim Pankow, Search Committee Chair
    School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN


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