MULTIPLE TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 12117
Department: IU Bloomington Epidemiology and Biostatistics
IU Bloomington, School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics The Indiana University School of Public Health‐Bloomington invites applications to join the faculty of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. This is an open-rank search, and applicants at all levels (full, associate, or assistant) are welcome. Individuals are sought who will contribute scientific excellence through rigorous research and teaching in epidemiological and/or biostatistical methods, public health policy and practice, and through community engagement to build the evidence base to responsibly promote health in the populations they serve. This 10‐month appointment would ideally start on August 1, 2022, although an earlier or later hire date is possible. Applications received by February 1, 2022, will receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1909, Indiana University prides itself in offering outstanding academics grounded in world class research and vibrant campus life. The School of Public Health-Bloomington is located on the flagship campus of Indiana University and is comprised of over 200 faculty across five departments. The Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department was established in 2012 and is a vibrant department committed to openness and transparency in research and teaching. The department consists of over 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty, several non-tenure track faculty, and administrative staff including 6 full-time professional MS-level statisticians who support the department's Biostatistical Consulting Center. The department's dedicated administrative unit supports grants management, contracts, finance, human resources, and administration. The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers an undergraduate degree in epidemiology, a Master of Public Health degree in biostatistics and epidemiology, a Ph.D. program in epidemiology and a new approved Ph.D. in biostatistics. The department has over 100 students enrolled in its BSPH program in Epidemiology, and approximately 100 other students enrolled across residential and online MPH programs, a PhD program in Epidemiology, and (new as of 2021) an MS and PhD in Biostatistics. A part of the flagship campus of Indiana University located in Bloomington, Indiana, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics maintains strong connections to other departments in the School of Public Health and other schools across Indiana University. School of Public Health-Bloomington: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/SPH-B Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics: https://publichealth.indiana.edu/research/departments/epidemiology/index.html
These positions are located on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB) in Bloomington, Indiana, and successful candidates are expected to work on the IUB campus to allow full engagement with the department, school, campus, and community.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Basic Qualifications | Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or a closely related field, from an accredited school of public health or related educational institution. Candidates must have teaching experience at the undergraduate, graduate or professional level. Good interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse faculty are required. Leadership skills and vision for enhancing the academic components of an interdisciplinary department are essential. Candidates for associate and full professor positions must also demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for a senior career level, including extramurally funded research as a corresponding principal investigator, current funding or strong potential to secure external funding, and experience leading sizeable research initiatives.
Tenured and tenure track faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics are expected to substantially contribute to the overall academic excellence of the department by fostering and maintaining a robust research portfolio; pursuing and managing extramural research funding and support; teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level as designated by the department chairperson; and actively participate in the overall research and teaching mission of the department, school, and university. Areas of special interest include, but are not limited to: computational methods to address complex problems in infectious disease, nutrition, obesity, and related health outcomes; social, structural, and economic influences of HIV risk; statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology, genome wide and epigenome-related association studies, and modeling high-dimensional data; research in addiction and physical activity, and cancer and cardiovascular epidemiology; comparative effectiveness, causal inference, and rigor and reproducibility. All research areas related to health will be considered, with preference given to research that is collaborative, synergistic with other SPH-B and Indiana University faculty and aligns with major funding priorities.
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions pertaining to the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal mail at SPH-B HWD Search & Screen Committee, School Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th Street, Room PH 412, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Douglas Landsittel, Chair, email@example.com, Carrie Docherty, Executive Associate Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org, or David B. Allison, Dean, email@example.com.
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.