Position: Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Date of Appointment: August 2020
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution that is 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, is rapidly growing. We currently offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree and a Master of Public Health degree with two concentrations: Community Health and Epidemiology. 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 is required. Required research qualifications include 5 years of experience in leading an independent research program, a track record of obtaining NIH (or comparable) peer-reviewed funding, and at least 30 peer-reviewed publications. Required teaching qualifications include previous experience mentoring graduate students and/or junior faculty, and 5 years of experience developing/teaching public health and epidemiology courses.
The successful candidate will assume responsibility for coordinating the MPH in Epidemiology concentration and demonstrate an ability to work in multidisciplinary research and teaching teams; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate public health/epidemiology courses in both on-campus and online settings; develop and submit funding proposals to support research training and infrastructure; build local and global public health partnerships; recruit, retain, and mentor a diverse student body; work collaboratively with epidemiology faculty, community health faculty, and Baylor leadership; engage in the programmatic work and activities of the Baylor Department of Public Health; and serve the university and public health profession. 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. This person must move to Waco, Texas, and be part of our residential faculty.
Salary and Review Date
Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The review of completed applications will commence on September 16, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
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, and contact information; references may be the same recommendation letter authors). All required materials must be submitted as PDF (portable document format) files at the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/67132 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) and send an official doctoral degree transcript. Information 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.