Overview

Professor – Associate Professor, Public Health

School of Community and Environmental Health

College of Health Sciences

 

Old Dominion University (ODU) seeks an exceptional public health researcher/scholar to join the faculty of its School of Community and Environmental Health in the College of Health Sciences.

 

The successful candidate will join ODU as it partners with Norfolk State University and Eastern Virginia Medical School to establish a school of public health in Virginia. The future joint School of Public Health reflects the three institutions’ shared commitment to improving health in the Hampton Roads region, which outpaces the rest of the state and the nation with respect to infant mortality and incidence of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and HIV and where the average life expectancy is significantly lower.

 

The faculty member’s primary responsibilities will be related to growing the research presence within the School, while also contributing to the launch of the joint School of Public Health. Growing the research enterprise for the School will contribute significantly to the R1 status which was recently achieved in December 2021.

 

The joint School of Public Health will improve population health by preparing the next generation of public health scholars, practitioners and leaders. Through education, scholarship and community engagement, the school will illuminate public health challenges and translate research into practice and partnerships to advance health equity in Eastern Virginia and to serve public health needs and interests across the nation.

 

The joint School of Public Health will offer collaborative MPH and doctoral programs, continuing education and contemporary teaching modalities. High-impact research will address pressing public health challenges locally and globally. Students will be engaged in community-based research and projects which will directly affect our community. Community partnerships will provide service-learning opportunities, promote faculty and staff involvement and support the region’s public health workforce.

 

The goal is for the school to be accredited by 2025. The joint School of Public Health leadership will be primarily physically located on the ODU campus in Norfolk, Virginia, however faculty and students will be positioned at all three institutions which will collaborate as equal partners. More information can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

 

Old Dominion University is a dynamic, minority-serving public research institution that provides educational opportunities for more than 24,000 students through traditional and online undergraduate and graduate programs, strategic partnerships and active civic engagement.

 

Application materials should be submitted through WittKieffer’s candidate portal:

https://apptrkr.com/3541735

 

Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to the search consultants, Ashley Rittgers and Sandra Chu, at ODUPublicHealth@wittkieffer.com.

 

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.