San Diego State University (SDSU) School of Public Health (SPH) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Epidemiology to begin in Fall 2023. Primary appointment will be within the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The faculty member will support both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the SPH and is expected to teach core courses in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and develop and maintain an independent program of externally funded research. Additional responsibilities include course development, thesis and dissertation supervision, and field practice supervision.
Qualifications: The successful candidate for this full-time, academic year, hard-money position will meet the following minimum requirements:
- Hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology
- Be able to teach and/or apply modern epidemiologic methods to address causal questions, such as inverse probability weighting, propensity score matching, mediation analyses, and the use of directed acyclic graphs and quasi-experimental methods
- A demonstrated track record of research excellence
- Experience with and/or demonstrated capacity for effective teaching/mentoring in epidemiology or related subject.
Research topic areas can be any, for instance, causal inference, maternal child health epidemiology, injury epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, and cancer epidemiology.
In addition, we are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy three or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least three (3) of these criteria.
Environment: The SDSU SPH is ranked in the top 20% of public health schools and programs in the nation and third in California. In fiscal year 2022, SDSU received a total $164.5 million in grants and contracts and ranked first among all California State Universities (CSU) in research productivity. The SPH grants MPH degrees in Epidemiology, Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, Health Policy and Management, and Environmental Health; MS degrees in Epidemiology and Environmental Health; dual MPH/MA degrees in Epidemiology, Environmental Health, or Health Promotion and Latin American Studies; dual MPH/MSW degrees in Health Policy and Management and Social Work; and PhD degrees in Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior, and supports the core curriculum of the CEPH accredited SPH and the undergraduate public health major. See our website https://publichealth.sdsu.edu/ for more information.
Applications/Nominations: Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/114082 with the following materials: (1) Curriculum vitae; (2) 2-3 page letter describing epidemiology teaching experience and philosophy, and research interests; (3) 1-2 page diversity statement describing how the applicant meets at least three of the BIE criteria and where applicable how the applicant’s research, teaching, and service address or promote diversity, equity, and inclusion; (4) Names and contact information of three references (who will not be contacted without first informing the candidate). SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer.
Application review will begin November 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.