West Virginia University School of Public Health invites applications for full-time, 9 or 12 month, tenure or non-tenure track faculty position(s) in the Department of Epidemiology.
The Department of Epidemiology and School of Public Health has involvement in several national research programs, a growing undergraduate program, a thriving, CEPH-accredited MPH program, and a PhD program. With close ties to multiple research centers and institutes including the West Virginia Clinical & Translational Science Institute, the CDC-funded Injury Control Research Center, a CDC-funded Prevention Research Center, and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, extensive interprofessional opportunities are available. We are adjacent to, and frequent collaborator with CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
The Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health are part of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Campus located in Morgantown, West Virginia which includes a 460-bed teaching hospital, a Level I trauma center, a children's hospital, a 70-bed psychiatric hospital, and affiliated facilities statewide. .Morgantown is 75 miles south of Pittsburgh and is consistently and broadly rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, many outdoor recreational activities, and easily accessible to major metropolitan areas in the East and Midwest.
The candidates must have a PhD or ScD in Epidemiology or closely related field by the time of appointment. Expectations include teaching epidemiologic methods courses to undergraduate and graduate students. While all candidates are expected to actively participate in teaching and research, emphasis is also placed on strong student centered mentoring and faculty citizenship. While priority areas for these positions include injury prevention, substance abuse, harm reduction, risk taking behaviors, and trauma research all backgrounds will be considered. These are university supported positions and our goal is to recruit the best possible individuals that fit our program focus and values in research, teaching, and service. As such, these positions are flexible with respect to rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor), appointment period (nine or 12 month) and track (tenure or non-tenure). For appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank evidence of an outstanding portfolio of independent research is required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) is/are filled. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Electronic submission of application with supporting credentials (letter of interest addressing the requirements above, current curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references including names, postal addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers) can be made at http://employmentservices.hr.wvu.edu/faculty-portal. For more information on the West Virginia School of Public Health and Health Sciences Center see www.hsc.wvu.edu/sph or www.hsc.wvu.edu, or contact Tina Harvey, Administrative Associate, Department of Biostatistics, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.