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Chair & Full Professor - Dept. Epidemiology/Biostatistics
Indiana University

Date Posted Jul. 1, 2020
Title Chair & Full Professor - Dept. Epidemiology/Biostatistics
University Indiana University More About This Institution...
Bloomington, IN, United States
Department School of Public Health
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Jan. 1, 2021
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Indiana University School of Public Health‐Bloomington (SPH‐B) invites applications for the position of Chair and Tenured Full Professor. Individuals are sought who will contribute multidisciplinary perspectives, conceptual and methodological diversity, and research leadership and mentoring strengths to the Department’s efforts toward academic excellence in research and to teach approaches for primordial, primary, secondary, and tertiary disease prevention in order to ultimately improve public health in Indiana and beyond. Located on the Flagship Campus of the Indiana University system, SPH-B has over 200 faculty in five departments. Indiana University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and boasts numerous resources available to SPH-B faculty. This 12‐month appointment would ideally start January 1, 2020 although an earlier hire date is possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with those received by August 1, 2020 having full consideration.

Responsibilities: The chair will provide inspirational and practical leadership for research, teaching, and service; manage the budget and secure financial resources to meet program objectives; actively assist with fundraising activities; represent the department on external committees and to groups; oversee the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs and consulting center; recruit and mentor outstanding faculty, staff, and graduate students; and facilitate productive interaction among faculty, staff, students, and alumni. It is expected that the successful candidate will work closely with the dean to further the school’s goals and research mission.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or a closely related field, ideally from an accredited school of public health or related educational institution. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for a senior career level, including extramurally funded research as a principal investigator, current funding or strong potential to secure external funding, the ability to collaborate across disciplines, and a positive team spirit. Finally, candidates are expected to reside in Bloomington Indiana to permit full engagement with the department, school, campus, and community.

Resources: The department has about 16 tenured and tenure track faculty members, about a dozen non-tenure earning faculty and staff members, and operates a Biostatistical Consulting Center. It offers a bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology with over 60 students, Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees in biostatistics and epidemiology with over 25 students, a doctoral degree in epidemiology with over 20 students enrolled, and ongoing development of a Ph.D. program in biostatistics. The Department received over two million dollars in new external awards last year.

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics has a commitment to scholarly inquiry in a broad spectrum of areas. Research and creative activity in the department includes both basic and applied work in research rigor and reproducibility, addictions, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, physical activity, nutritional epidemiology, genetic epidemiology and genomics, biostatistical and epidemiological methodologies, network analysis, social epidemiology, infectious diseases, and environmental epidemiology.

Application Procedure: Please provide a 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter including managerial and leadership philosophy, managerial and leadership experience, and managerial and leadership training in preparation to Chair a Department, 3) a research statement 4) a statement of teaching interests, and 5) a diversity statement. Additionally, please provide a list of six (6) references; references will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. Interested candidates should submit applications at: Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to or via postal mail at SPH-B Search & Screen Committee, School Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th Street, Room 115A, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Shawn Gibbs, Executive Associate Dean,, or David B. Allison, Dean,

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  • Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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  • Dr. Carrie Docherty
    School of Public Health
    Indiana University
    1025 E 7th St
    Suite #111
    Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-855-4385


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