The Rollins School of
Public Health (RSPH) of Emory University is recruiting a
leader with a forward-looking vision to serve as Chair of the
Department of Epidemiology (EPI;
www.sph.emory.edu/departments/epi). Applicants should
possess a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, or equivalent) in an
appropriate discipline; a prominent record of academic
achievement; a demonstrated capacity to secure external
research funding; dedication to faculty career development and
to training the next generation of epidemiology students; and
strong advocacy for methodological and applied research.
Candidates should have a strategic understanding of trends in
the field; demonstrated ability to foster creativity and
innovation; and proven leadership and management abilities.
The committee will accept applications from candidates with a
record that merits appointment as a tenured full professor.
The Department Chair position is supported by an endowed
chair. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The Department includes
40 primary faculty members, 55 jointly appointed faculty
members and over 70 adjunct faculty. The faculty are diverse
and productively engaged in research on a broad range of
topics including cancer, reproductive/pediatric/perinatal
epidemiology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases,
HIV/AIDS, health in correctional systems, nutrition,
genetic/molecular epidemiology, social and environmental
determinants of health, and public health preparedness. There
is a strong tradition of collaboration between EPI faculty and
faculty from other departments in RSPH and the School of
Medicine, Woodruff School of Nursing, the College of Arts and
Sciences, Laney Graduate School, and Winship Cancer Institute.
Additionally, the Department has multiple centers, including
Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research, Emory
Center for AIDS Research, Emory Program in Cardiovascular
Outcomes Research and Epidemiology, Georgia Center for Cancer
Statistics, Women’s and Children’s Center, and the Center for
Spina Bifida Research, Prevention and Policy. Research and
training collaborations occur between the Department and a
host of local, national, and global institutions, including
CDC, NIH, the National Academies, the American Cancer Society,
the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Health
Organization. The Department enrolls approximately 130 new
masters and 10 doctoral students each year.
RSPH currently employs
over 200 full-time faculty members and each year enrolls
approximately 600 new full- and part-time graduate students in
its MPH, MSPH and doctoral programs. The School is located on
the Emory University campus, adjacent to the CDC, Emory’s
Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and a number of laboratory
and clinical facilities. Emory is a major research university
and member of the AAU; its endowment is among the largest of
US universities. The university enrolls over 14,000 students,
approximately half in undergraduate programs and half in
graduate and professional programs, taught by 3,000 faculty.
Applicants should apply
to Emory position 74180BR and email a letter of interest and
curriculum vita to: Dr. Paige Tolbert, Search Committee Chair,
c/o Nancy Sterk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications will be kept confidential and references will not
be contacted without the permission of applicants.
The starting date is
negotiable and salary is commensurate with qualifications.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled.
Emory University is an Equal
Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Disability / Veteran