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Tenure-Track Assist. or Tenured/Tenure-track Assoc. Prof. of Epidemiology, Public Health Sciences
Loyola University Chicago


Date Posted Oct. 4, 2021
Title Tenure-Track Assist. or Tenured/Tenure-track Assoc. Prof. of Epidemiology, Public Health Sciences
University Loyola University Chicago
Maywood, IL, United States
Department Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Application Deadline Preference will be given to applications received before November 15, 2021
Position Start Date The anticipated start date is Spring to Fall 2022, or until position is filled.
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Sciences - General
 
 

Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson Faculty are Called to Be Innovators. Join Us.

Tenure-Track Assistant or Tenured/Tenure-track Associate
Professor of Epidemiology
Public Health Sciences Department

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured epidemiology position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. This position is a 12-month appointment.

Parkinson School Highlights
Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health (est. 2019) is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through the health sciences and the promotion of health equity.

The Parkinson School is the academic home to four departments (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences), the Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR), the Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE), Loyola’s participation in the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) and the COVID Equity Response Collaborative (CERCL).

To learn more about the Parkinson School visit https://www.luc.edu/parkinson/.

Loyola University Chicago Highlights
Loyola University Chicago is best known as Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence, U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks it among the top national universities. Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Further, Loyola is one of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter.

At Loyola University Chicago, we are driven by our Jesuit tradition of social justice, our service to humanity, and our role as an institution of higher education to create a more equitable and sustainable future for our local and global communities.

To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/.
To learn more about LUC’s focus on transformative education, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

About the Department
The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) is home to research and education programs on population health and health equity.

Faculty research interests include chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, health services and outcomes, vector control, and health behavior and health promotion. The department’s research is often conducted in collaboration with community partners. As a small department in a new school, teamwork is essential and innovation is prized in pursuit of our mission, grounded in the Jesuit tradition of social justice, to prepare public health professionals through collaborative community-engaged education, ethical practice, research, and service to improve population health.

The department’s educational programs include a Master of Public Health (established in 2009), Bachelor of Science in Public Health (c. 2019), a Clinical Research Methods and Epidemiology Master of Science (c. 2005), several joint degree programs and a graduate certificate. The MPH Program has an active enrollment of about 130 students, and offers three specializations: Epidemiology, Public Health Policy and Management, and Global Health Equity. The BSPH is a generalist degree, with approximately 90 students in the major. Our MPH and BSPH programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

The department is located on Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus (HSC) in Chicago’s western suburbs at the Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE), but offers its degree programs on both the HSC and Lake Shore Campus, as well as online.

Academic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a robust research portfolio in a collaborative environment
  • Serve as PI/Co-I on multiple research projects
  • Lead and collaborate on manuscripts
  • Teach epidemiology courses each academic year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, both online and in-person, on both the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood and Lake Shore Campus in Chicago
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students on research methods, grant applications, and publications
  • Work with colleagues to enhance and improve existing programs and develop new academic ones, including a DrPH degree
  • Serve on University, school, departmental or other academic unit committees

Qualifications
We are looking for a candidate with an innovative research and teaching agenda, who will enhance our epidemiology core and complement or deepen our current department strengths in population-based and population health research areas including but not limited to: Chronic and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Nutrition Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, and Modern Epidemiological Methods. Strong candidates will demonstrate in their areas of expertise evidence of, or potential to, contribute to advance knowledge on health equity and translational research. The candidate’s ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and in teams will be considered.

The ideal candidate also must be able to meet rank and tenure guidelines at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.

Required

  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology
  • Expertise in teaching and research using classical and advanced epidemiology study designs and analysis methods applied to public/population health and clinical research
  • Demonstrated potential to establish or evidence of an established externally funded research program, if applying at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have an established extramurally funded research (e.g., NIH/AHRQ/CDC, Foundations)
  • Evidence of exemplary teaching record through course evaluations, peer reviews, etc.
  • Evidence of mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students
  • Ongoing record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Evidence of professional service
  • National and/or international recognition of scholarship for applicants at the Associate Professor level
  • Outstanding written and oral skills to present research and teach
  • Ability to work and collaborate with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds and commitment to community engagement, diversity, inclusion and social justice

Preferred

  • Expertise on research methods on social determinants of health and health equity
  • Record of community engagement
  • Experience working with public health and health-related data, including electronic health records and other secondary data sources

Desired

  • Expertise in visualization of complex health data
  • Experience developing new degree programs

How to Apply
Applicants should apply online at: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/17450. Questions of content and process can be directed to Search Committee Chair Holly Mattix-Kramer, MD, MPH at hkramer@lumc.edu.

Applicants should include electronic copies of:
1. a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;
2. a curriculum vitae;
3. a statement of research interests;
4. a statement of teaching and training interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness;
5. a list of references (who will be contacted for finalists only).

Our review of applications will continue until we fill the position. Preference will be given to applications received before November 15, 2021, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is Spring to Fall 2022, or until position is filled.


  • Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. We encourage underrepresented minorities and women candidates to apply.
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

    To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/.

    To learn more about LUC’s focus on transformative education, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Holly Mattix-Kramer, MD, MPH
    Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
    Loyola University Chicago
    2160 S. First Ave.
    Maywood, IL 60153
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  • hkramer@lumc.edu

 

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