003553-2016 - Assistant/Associate Professor in Public Health


To expand campus-wide expertise in social, behavioral, and health science statistics and methodology, the College of Health and Human Science’s Public Health Graduate Program, is collaborating with the College of Liberal Arts on a cluster hire of six tenure-track faculty, three in each college.   

This hire in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) will have a split appointment between the Public Health Graduate Program and a unit in the hire’s respective discipline within HHS (Department of Consumer Science, Department of Health and Kinesiology, School of Health Sciences, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, School of Nursing, Department of Nutrition Science, Department of Psychological Sciences or Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences).  The position will be at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.  Candidates for this position are expected to contribute to the research and teaching programs of the Public Health Graduate Program and the unit in which they affiliate.


Candidates should have a substantive area of research with demonstrated expertise in advanced quantitative techniques, including (but not limited to) one or more of the following: structural equation modeling, multi-level modeling, generalized estimation equations, generalized linear modeling, network analysis, survival modeling, time series, and other advanced longitudinal methods and techniques.

All applicants must have a PhD or equivalent with a research emphasis on methodology as it relates to epidemiology, biostatistics, or other health-related discipline.  An MPH degree is desirable.  A strong publication record, and either potential (Assistant Professor) or demonstrated (Associate Professor) ability to obtain external research funding is required.  Purdue Centers related to the Public Health Graduate Program that may be fruitful areas for collaborative work include, but are not limited to:  Center for Families; Military Family Research Institute; Center on Aging and the Life Course; Center for Research on Young People’s Health; Center on Poverty and Health Inequities; Center for the Environment; Ingestive Behavior Research Center, and Women’s Global Health Institute.


Applications should include a cover letter outlining your qualifications, curriculum vitae (including funding record); description of future research goals and teaching interests; three representative publications and names and contact information for three references in PDF format via e-mail to:  http://hiring.science.purdue.edu/hhs/.  Correspondence and questions should be directed to:  George McCabe, Search Committee Chair (mccabe@purdue.edu). Application review will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date in August, 2017. 

A background check will be required for employment in this position. 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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