Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Date of Appointment: August 2019
Background: Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 16,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris (www.baylor.edu/profuturis/) and academic strategic plan, Illuminate (https://www.baylor.edu/illuminate/).
Our Department of Public Health (https://www.baylor.edu/publichealth/), accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, offers rapidly growing undergraduate and graduate degree programs in public health. The successful applicant will join a strong core of public health faculty engaged in cross-disciplinary partnerships across campus and in local and global settings. We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill this position in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences (https://www.baylor.edu/chhs/).
Qualifications and Responsibilities: An earned doctorate in epidemiology, and training/experience in public health, are required. Research and teaching foci should be compatible with public health, population health, and global health. A commitment/ability to work in multidisciplinary research and teaching teams will be important. Experience in online teaching, doctoral student mentoring, and healthcare-related partnership building is preferred. The successful applicant is expected to build a vibrant, independent, and collaborative research agenda; secure extramural funding; teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in our public health program; mentor/teach doctoral students in current and/or future Ph.D. programs; help recruit and mentor a broad and diverse range of students; significantly contribute to a new online MPH program; engage in the programmatic work and activities of the Baylor Department of Public Health; and serve the university and public health profession. Due to our current and pending multidisciplinary partnerships, this person must be committed to expanding the health-related, multidisciplinary footprint of Baylor University and playing an essential role on collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of specialists in public, population, and global health. Applicants whose philosophy is compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a top-tier institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals will be given consideration.
Salary and Review Date: Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The review of completed applications will commence on October 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Application: Applicants must submit an initial application packet that contains a formal letter of application (specifically address how you meet qualifications and fulfill responsibilities); a full curriculum vitae; an unofficial transcript of the doctoral degree; 2 sample research publications; 3 recommendation letters; and a list of three references (include names, titles, all contact information; may be the same recommendation letter authors). All required materials must be submitted as PDF (portable document format) files at the following link: https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/4083. A selected pool of candidates will then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire about one’s philosophy and compatibility with Baylor’s Christian mission (https://www.baylor.edu/about/index.php?id=88781). If you have questions, contact Dr. Eva Doyle, Search Committee Chair: Eva_Doyle@baylor.edu, 254/710-4023.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.