The Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank. We are seeking an innovative, high-quality scholar to help support our aims of promoting population health and health equity via impactful science on the causes of health and disease, training the next generation of public health practitioners and scholars, and engaging in meaningful service with our communities. We are especially interested in highly qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We envision a future in which epidemiologists with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences partner with communities to use science to promote population health and health equity.
We are looking for scholars who bring strong methodological training and experience to their substantive areas of public health and epidemiology. The strongest candidates will enrich and grow our existing departmental strengths in areas including causal modeling, big data analytics, "–omics," analysis of large-scale medical, environmental, geographic and social media datasets, predictive modeling, complex systems, and mathematical modeling. We also seek to enhance existing cross-disciplinary collaborations and build on our departmental strengths in substantive areas of research, including cancer, cardiovascular, cardiometabolic and musculoskeletal diseases, environmental exposures, genetic risk, as well as infectious, molecular, nutritional and social epidemiology. Scholars who conduct translational research connecting epidemiology to public health practice or policy and/or work in a global setting are especially encouraged to apply. Ultimately, we seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that reflects our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied perspectives, educational and applied experiences, and ways of knowing and learning.
Required qualifications include a doctoral degree and a strong track record of epidemiological research. Applicants are expected to have evidence of independence and the potential to become strong graduate-level instructors.
Our Department of Epidemiology is home to more than 40 highly interdisciplinary, internationally recognized faculty members whose research encompasses a broad range of epidemiologic disciplines. The Department also has 23 joint and adjunct faculty members that hold primary appointments in other departments (e.g., Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Medicine, Institute for Social Research, among others) or who work in important public health sectors outside of academia. Research expenditures in the Department of Epidemiology were just under $35 million dollars during the 2022 fiscal year. The Department, School and University have several relevant research centers including the Center for Midlife Sciences, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health (CSEPH), Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (MAC-EPID) Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposure and Disease (M-LEEDS), the Center for Global Health Equity (CGHE). The Department has large and highly successful training programs at both the masters and doctoral level, and the School of Public Health has a thriving undergraduate program.
A complete application should include:
- Curriculum Vitae, including the complete contact information of three people who may be asked to write a letter of reference (we will not contact these individuals without first informing you that we will do so).
- Statement of current and future research plans (3-4 pages).
- Statement of teaching philosophy and experience, including courses you may wish to teach (1-2 pages).
- The University of Michigan School of Public Health is strongly committed to building and supporting the needs of a diverse public health workforce and research community. Please provide a statement discussing the ways in which you have - or plan to - address systemic social inequalities and advance the goals of diversity, equity and inclusion via your research, teaching, and academic service (1-2 pages).
Interested applicants should apply online via this link. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2022 and continue until suitable candidates are identified. Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to the search committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org