The Epidemiology Program at the University of Delaware seeks a tenure-track faculty member specializing in epidemiology at the rank of assistant or associate professor to join an award-winning faculty at a time of growth and expansion for the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences. The preferred research focus should broadly involve the application of epidemiology methods to enhancing clinical and translational research that addresses disparities related to diseases such as aging, environmental health, chronic disease, maternal-child health, pharmacoepidemiology or other related areas.
Primary responsibilities will include conducting nationally visible, externally funded research, teaching graduate courses in epidemiology methods and in an epidemiology concentration area, supervising and mentoring graduate students, and university service. Candidates should have an earned Ph.D., Dr.P.H., or Sc.D. in epidemiology or a closely related field or an M.D. or D.V.M. with an M.P.H. from an accredited school of public health and postdoctoral experience is preferred. At the assistant professor rank, candidates must demonstrate the potential for an externally fundable and nationally prominent line of research. At the associate professor rank the candidate must have an active program of research at the time of appointment. All faculty are expected to contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Program in Epidemiology was founded in 2018 and includes graduate students pursuing an M.P.H. in Epidemiology and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology. The Program provides an environment that supports and fosters the development of productive, high-quality, and interdisciplinary research.
The College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, innovative academic unit with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 131 faculty, who are nationally recognized leaders across multiple disciplines. The College is housed in multiple buildings on the traditional main campus, but also is an anchor tenant of the University’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. STAR has become an exciting center that combines business, research and education, focused on leading topics in health science, biopharmaceuticals, data science, engineering, finance and other cross-cutting fields of study. In addition to Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (ranked #5 according to the National Academy of Kinesiology), the College also includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Epidemiology, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Physical Therapy (ranked #1 by US News and World Report), and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures of approximately $19.5 million, the college currently houses a number of large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and DoD. The college boasts strong research teams in the areas of neurological disorders, cardiovascular health, and other chronic disease conditions, as well as rehabilitation science and concussion.
With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities and people with disabilities. The University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 18,000 undergraduates and 4,500 graduate students.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. Relocation funds are available. Appointment date is set for August 2023
TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For information on the position, contact Jennifer Horney, Ph.D., M.P.H, Founding Director of the Epidemiology Program, phone (302) 831-3866, firstname.lastname@example.org or Yendelela Cuffee, PhD, Chair of the Search Committee, email@example.com.
The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit www.udel