Tenure Track Faculty Position, Epidemiology

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Tenure Track Faculty Position, Epidemiology

Job no: 500434

College / VP Area:College of Health Sciences

Work type: Faculty

Location: Newark

Categories: Full Time, Epidemiology

Tenure-Track Epidemiology Faculty Position

Program in Epidemiology

We seek 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 aging, environmental health, substance abuse/addiction, maternal-child health, pharmacoepidemiology, chronic diseases including cancer and cardiovascular disease, 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., DrPH, or Sc.D. in epidemiology or a closely related field or an M.D. or D.V.M. with an MPH. from an accredited school of public health; post-doctoral 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 application. 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 MPH. 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 has six additional academic units, including Communication Sciences and Disorders, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Nutrition Sciences, 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.

One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, the University of Delaware (UD) has a rich history of contributing scientific insights and new ideas, fostering enlightenment, transforming lives and changing the world. Today under the leadership of President Dennis Assanis, the University is committed to building on this legacy to meet the complex challenges facing the globe. The University’s foremost priority remains to ensure the success of every student, and this commitment dates back to our roots as a small private academy founded in 1743. From that early school, which educated three signers of the Declaration of Independence, UD has grown into a research-intensive, technologically advanced institution that is at the forefront of innovation in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the community.

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 18,600 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 benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation and start-up funds are available and negotiable. Appointment date is August 2024.

TO APPLY:Review of applications will begin onNovember 1, 2023and 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, research statement, curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information for three references. The letter of application, research statement, 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,horney@udel.eduor Yendelela Cuffee, PhD, Chair of the Search Committee,

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

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Posted On: Oct 16, 2023

Updated On: Mar 23, 2024

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