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Job ID: 152602

Professor of Public Health
Purdue University

Date Posted Jan. 11, 2021
Title Professor of Public Health
University Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, United States
Department Department of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2021
  • Associate Professor
  • Women's Health
    Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Environmental/Occupational Health

Faculty Positions in Epidemiology, Women’s Health, and Health Disparities

The Department of Public Health at Purdue University invites nominations and applications for faculty positions in the areas of epidemiology, women’s health, and health disparities. These are tenured positions at the rank of associate or full professor with full academic year salary support, and available starting August 2021.

Primary responsibilities of these positions include maintaining an active, independent research program and contribution to learning and engagement activities consistent with the tripartite mission of a land grant university. Other responsibilities include mentoring other faculty members and participation in department, school, and university-wide service. The candidate may teach undergraduate and/or graduate level courses and is expected to contribute to graduate student mentorship.

About the Department
Following five years of growth, Purdue’s Public Health program was elevated to become the Department of Public Health, which is now expanding its enrollment, faculty and training options. The Department is committed to conducting outstanding research, educating students in a diverse and inclusive environment, and promoting health through engagement with the public. The Department is home to 21 tenured/tenure-track and clinical faculty and limited term lecturers, 174 residential and online graduate students, and over 170 undergraduate students. The new faculty hires are designed to support planned growth in the areas of epidemiology, women’s health and health disparities.

Degrees offered include the BS, MS, and PhD in Public Health and a CEPH-accredited MPH (residential, hybrid, online). A fully online Master of Health Administration degree will soon be launched. Faculty in Public Health have access to a wide range of cross-campus research initiatives, including the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute; the Center for Health Equity and Innovation; the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease; the Purdue Center for Cancer Research, the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, the Center on Aging and the Life Course, the Women’s Global Health Institute, and others among the 135 university-approved centers and institutes.

About the College and the University
The Department of Public Health is one of nine academic units comprising the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS). HHS is the third largest college at Purdue and holds national and international recognition for fundamental scientific and programmatic contributions that improve the health of individuals, families, and communities. The College strives to elevate Purdue’s reputation in the health and human sciences field by positioning the University to meet the mental, physical, social and economic health challenges facing the population locally and globally. Its multidisciplinary learning environment uniquely prepares students to contribute to improved human health and behavior and to one day serve as leaders in their disciplines.

Purdue University is consistently ranked among the leading research institutions in the country. There are over 46,000 students enrolled on its flagship campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue is located in Tippecanoe County and is one hour from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago.

Requirements and Application Instructions
Applicants must have scholarly credentials commensurate with the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor, including an earned doctorate in the areas of: epidemiology, women’s health, and health disparities or closely related field. Desirable attributes include a strong record of external funding and published research in high quality peer-reviewed journals, teaching experience at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, mentoring graduate students, a history of successful interdisciplinary collaboration, and excellent communication skills.

Confidential review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, submitted through Purdue University Careers, should include (1) a letter of interest, (2) a full curriculum vitae, (3) a research summary, which describes current activities and future goals, (4) a description of your teaching philosophy, (5) a diversity, equity and inclusion statement, and (6) contact information for three references. Purdue University’s Department of Public Health is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Nominations and questions regarding the application process may be directed to Ms. Carly Watley at Questions about the positions should be directed to Chris Ladisch, search committee chair, at A background check will be required for employment in this position.

  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Carly Watley
    Department of Public Health
    Purdue University
    812 West State Street, Rm 223
    West Lafayette, IN 47907
  • 765-494-9600


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