Tenure-Track Assistant or Tenured/Tenure-track Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Loyola University Chicago
Location: Maywood, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Academic / Research
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 21732
Academic Duties and Responsibilities
Lead a robust research portfolio in a collaborative environment
Serve as PI/Co-I on multiple research projects
Lead and collaborate on manuscripts
Teach epidemiology courses each academic year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, both online and in-person, on both the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood and Lake Shore Campus in Chicago
Mentor graduate and undergraduate students on research methods, grant applications, and publications
Work with colleagues to enhance and improve existing programs and develop new academic ones, including a DrPH degree
Serve on University, school, departmental or other academic unit committees
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured epidemiology position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. This position is a 12-month appointment.
Parkinson School Highlights
Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health (est. 2019) is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through the health sciences and the promotion of health equity.
The Parkinson School is the academic home to four departments (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences), the Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR), the Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE), Loyola’s participation in the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) and the COVID Equity Response Collaborative (CERCL).
Loyola University Chicago is best known as Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence, U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks it among the top national universities. Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Further, Loyola is one of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter.
At Loyola University Chicago, we are driven by our Jesuit tradition of social justice, our service to humanity, and our role as an institution of higher education to create a more equitable and sustainable future for our local and global communities.
To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/.
The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) is home to research and education programs on population health and health equity.
Faculty research interests include chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, health services and outcomes, vector control, and health behavior and health promotion. The department’s research is often conducted in collaboration with community partners. As a small department in a new school, teamwork is essential and innovation is prized in pursuit of our mission, grounded in the Jesuit tradition of social justice, to prepare public health professionals through collaborative community-engaged education, ethical practice, research, and service to improve population health.
The department’s educational programs include a Master of Public Health (established in 2009), Bachelor of Science in Public Health (c. 2019), a Clinical Research Methods and Epidemiology Master of Science (c. 2005), several joint degree programs and a graduate certificate. The MPH Program has an active enrollment of about 130 students, and offers three specializations: Epidemiology, Public Health Policy and Management, and Global Health Equity. The BSPH is a generalist degree, with approximately 90 students in the major. Our MPH and BSPH programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
The department is located on Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus (HSC) in Chicago’s western suburbs at the Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE), but offers its degree programs on both the HSC and Lake Shore Campus, as well as online.
We are looking for a candidate with an innovative research and teaching agenda, who will enhance our epidemiology core and complement or deepen our current department strengths in population-based and population health research areas including but not limited to: Chronic and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Nutrition Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, and Modern Epidemiological Methods. Strong candidates will demonstrate in their areas of expertise evidence of, or potential to, contribute to advance knowledge on health equity and translational research. The candidate’s ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and in teams will be considered.
The ideal candidate also must be able to meet rank and tenure guidelines at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.
Doctoral degree in epidemiology
Expertise in teaching and research using classical and advanced epidemiology study designs and analysis methods applied to public/population health and clinical research
Demonstrated potential to establish or evidence of an established externally funded research program, if applying at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have an established extramurally funded research (e.g., NIH/AHRQ/CDC, Foundations)
Evidence of exemplary teaching record through course evaluations, peer reviews, etc.
Evidence of mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students
Ongoing record of peer-reviewed publications
Evidence of professional service
National and/or international recognition of scholarship for applicants at the Associate Professor level
Outstanding written and oral skills to present research and teach
Ability to work and collaborate with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds and commitment to community engagement, diversity, inclusion and social justice
Expertise on research methods on social determinants of health and health equity
Record of community engagement
Experience working with public health and health-related data, including electronic health records and other secondary data sources
a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;
a curriculum vitae;
a statement of research interests;
a statement of teaching and training interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness;
a list of references (who will be contacted for finalists only).
Our review of applications will continue until we fill the position. Preference will be given to applications received before January 27, 2023, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is Spring or Fall 2023, or until position is filled.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. We encourage underrepresented minorities and women candidates to apply.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.
Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health (est. 2019) is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through the health sciences and the promotion of health equity. Parkinson graduates put their knowledge and skills to work in the public, private, and non-governmental organization sectors in areas such as healthcare systems and services, public health, and higher education.The Parkinson School is the newest expansion of the Loyola University Health Sciences Campus, which is uniquely positioned, through its partnership with the Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health, to develop academic, research, and engagement programs that meet the needs of an expanding healthcare environment. Our academic vision is centered on the most urgent and complex problems facing health and health care today. Because these problems are complex, the foremost way to fulfill this vision is for faculty and students from Loyola’s many schools to work jointly in a collaborative fashion. The work is highly interdisciplin...ary and advances a model of One Loyola. Through four areas of study (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences) within the Parkinson School, faculty teach, challenge, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as career professionals. We emphasize interdisciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities, while maintaining a focus on better understanding all the social determinants of health. Our faculty pursue a range of scholarly research that incorporates systems- and design-thinking which translates into sustainable, scalable solutions to advance knowledge and improve health and the delivery of care. Our graduates are well-positioned to tackle dynamic healthcare needs and public policy issues, particularly as they pertain to the underserved and those living on the margins. There has never been a more important time to build a new interdisciplinary health sciences and public health school. Parkinson School faculty are called to develop the next generation of healthcare leaders who will drive change and expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith. To learn more about the Parkinson School visit https://www.luc.edu/parkinson/.