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Public Health Epidemiologist, Tenure-Track Faculty Position (003054-2014)

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine recognizes the growing demand for professionals with skills in One Health and public health practice and invites applications for an academic-year (9-month), tenure-track faculty level appointment as Assistant Professor in the Section of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB).    

Requirements: The successful applicant will be expected to establish an interdisciplinary and externally-funded research program in an area such as environmental health, molecular epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, syndromic/disease surveillance, disease modeling, international public health, or comparative medicine.  It is expected that approximately 60-70% of the person’s time will involve research and 30-40% teaching. This individual will have a leadership role in enhancing and implementing a Public Health curriculum and will contribute to the graduate program in epidemiology by offering a graduate course or field experiences in his or her area of expertise.  Areas of research interest in the Section include disease surveillance and zoonoses, pharmacoepidemiology, risk assessment, environmental epidemiology, and the human-animal bond.  Commitment to the missions of discovery, learning and engagement, and support of Departmental (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/strategic-plan.php) and College (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/aboutlindex.php) strategic plans, and promotion of an atmosphere of cultural diversity are essential.

Qualifications:  Purdue is a Research One University with outstanding graduate and research programs in the life sciences, biomedical and health-care engineering, cancer biology, neurological sciences, and infectious diseases.  Opportunities exist for research collaboration with faculty at Purdue University in the MPH degree program in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, the Schools of Health Science, Pharmacy, Nursing, the College of Agriculture, and the Indiana University School of Medicine, and pharmaceutical companies, in addition to state and federal health agencies. The candidate should be a health care professional with doctoral degree and experience in epidemiology and public health practice (e.g., EIS or military service).  

Applications: Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, statement on teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of 3 references via email to whiteb@purdue.edu. Review of applications will start July 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Dr. George Moore, chair of the search committee (gemoore@purdue.edu).  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

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