Would you like to join a collegial and supportive academic environment that encourages interdisciplinary research and teaching with focuses on transforming health and decreasing health disparities?
The Epidemiology Program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, School of Public Health invites applicants for a new tenure track, open-rank faculty member.
We seek a colleague with research and teaching interests in epidemiology with an emphasis on the Social Epidemiology. Substantive areas of interest could include a range of topics of social determinants of health, such as chronic disease, early life adversity, infectious disease risk, environmental health, global health, mental health, access to health care, or other related areas.
The School of Public Health (SPH) is located on the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) campus which is downtown in the medical district of the metropolitan area. LSUHSC-NO is a part of the Louisiana State University (LSU) System. The Epidemiology Program is one of five program in the SPH and has a national reputation for cancer research, community-engaged research and practice and for promoting health equity. The Epidemiology Program offers a BS degree, MPH degree, including a MD/MPH track, and a PhD degree and MD/PhD track. Department faculty also support the undergraduate (bachelor’s in science) programs in public health (BSPH).
The Epidemiology Program and School of Public Health is home to the Nationally recognized Louisiana Tumor Registry and the Louisiana STD/HIV Program and is a collaborator with the LCMC/LSU Cancer Center and the Comprehensive Alcohol HIV/AIDS Research Center. Epidemiology faculty and students are also actively involved with state and local agencies of the Louisiana Health Department. Epidemiology faculty members enjoy strong collaborative relationships with other departments in the School of Public Health and with schools across the health science center, including the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, School of Allied Health, and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. We seek candidates with research interests and experience that complement and strengthen current research programs by the faculty on our health sciences center campus.
Applicants for the tenure track position must hold a doctorate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or public health, or a related field. Evidence of extramural research funding and publications must be commensurate with years of professional experience. We expect our faculty to build an externally funded research program, publish in leading journals, and be committed to advancing health equity and to impacting public and population health. As minimum qualifications for consideration, applicants will have evidence of or strong potential for establishing an independent, extramurally funded research program, a demonstrated interest in teaching, and a commitment to epidemiology and public health. Candidates will be responsible for advising and mentoring students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty scholars.
Faculty members will receive a competitive salary, dedicated research space, and protected time for scholarship. The position includes start-up funds for research support. The department offers a highly collegial environment with growth potential. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential.
To apply for this position, please visit https://lsuhsc.peopleadmin.com/postings/13725 The anticipated start date for the position is August 1, 2023 and is negotiable with the successful candidate.
Applicants should include electronic copies of:
- a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a research statement describing accomplishments, current work, and future directions;
- a statement of teaching interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness; and
- a list of three references (who will only be contacted for finalists).