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Job ID: 192988

Open Rank Faculty
University of Iowa

Date Posted Aug. 26, 2022
Title Open Rank Faculty
University University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA, United States
Department College of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology in the University of Iowa, College of Public Health invites applications for open-rank tenure-track faculty positions (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor). We welcome applicants with experience in any area of epidemiology, including clinical, interventional, and population-based studies, cancer, chronic/noncommunicable diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, nutrition, infectious diseases, molecular and genetic, maternal and child health, injury, disability, social epidemiology, health disparities, use of technology for disease monitoring and intervention, or other areas.  The Department provides a strong infrastructure for Epidemiology research including prospective observational studies, interventional/clinical/pragmatic trials, and established laboratories for molecular methods. 

Applicants must hold a PhD or other doctorate in epidemiology or in a relevant field or a MD with experience in epidemiology or relevant field. 

As minimum qualifications for consideration at the tenure-track assistant professor level, applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students; comprehensive and contemporary epidemiologic methods; demonstrated potential or ability to obtain an extramurally-funded research program; and evidence of peer-reviewed publications and research productivity commensurate with years of professional experience.  Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to promoting a diverse academic environment.  Desirable qualifications include the ability to engage in multi-disciplinary collaboration between departments across the university and with public health agencies and other related organizations.

In addition, for consideration at the tenure-track associate and full professor level, applicants must also have a commensurate record of teaching experience, peer-reviewed publications, and extramurally funded research.

The College of Public Health is nationally ranked as among the top 10 publicly supported schools of public health and has a diverse research portfolio including more than 20 research centers The College is located on the main health campus in direct proximity to the other health sciences colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry).  The Department of Epidemiology partners with the University’s Carver College of Medicine and other health science colleges and has research and training relationships with the Iowa Department of Public Health.  The University of Iowa is home to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, and to the Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences, an NIH CTSA program hub.  The College is linked to the State Hygienic Laboratory, Iowa’s state public laboratory.

Core department resources for clinical epidemiology and outcomes’ research include the Preventive Intervention Center, the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST) cohort, and the Health Effectiveness Research Center.  The department hosts two state-wide registries: an NCI SEER registry and CDC birth defects surveillance registry.  

Iowa City, the sixth largest city in Iowa, is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the U.S.  It is one of only two UNESCO Cities of Literature in the U.S. and enjoys a vibrant artistic community.  With over 30,000 students, the University is one of the state’s largest employers.  The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been included in the US News and World Report’s list of “America’s Best Hospitals” for 27 years in a row.  At the University of Iowa, we recognize the important relationship between productive careers and quality personal lives. The resources at the following link are designed to assist you to successfully build a career and build a life.

To apply for this position, please visit, faculty requisition #74558.  Candidates should provide a letter of interest, research statement, diversity statement, curriculum vitae, and names of three references. Please address inquiries and nominations to the search committee chair, Ryan Carnahan, or call 319-384-1556.  Additional information about the department is available at

  • The Department of Epidemiology, the College of Public Health and the University of Iowa are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Contact Information

  • Michele Hogue
    College of Public Health
    University of Iowa
    145 N Riverside Drive S149 CPHB
    Iowa City, IA 52242
  • 3193841545


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