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Location: Chicago, IL
Employer: University of Chicago Biological Sciences

Tenure Track Epidemiologist or Health Services Researcher



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Contact Email / Web: Diane Lauderdale, PhD, Department Chair
Posted: 12/11/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2017-2470

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The University of Chicago's Department of Public Health Sciences in the Biological Sciences Division is searching for a tenure-track faculty member. We seek applicants conducting research in the fields of epidemiology or health services research, with a primary research focus on racial determinants of health or health care. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, social, reproductive, infectious, or environmental epidemiology and the effects of health policies on access to or quality of care. Because the Department of Public Health Sciences seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty, we particularly welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in our disciplines, such as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaskan Native.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenure-track faculty member and as a Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow at the rank of instructor. The appointee will become eligible for promotion to assistant professor in two years. During this time, The Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow will teach one class per year, receive research support, and participate in programming designed to help support them in their progress toward promotion.

At The University of Chicago, we are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The University is a vibrant center of scientific discovery and innovation, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration are abundant,

both within and outside the Biological Sciences Division. The Division, other academic units of the University, and the University of Chicago Medical Center, are all contained within one compact campus in Chicago's Hyde Park. Appointees will have access to state of-the-art core facilities and to outstanding colleagues and graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs within and outside the biological sciences. Competitive research space and start-up funding will be available, as will the potential for interactions with our affiliates, Argonne National Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent in epidemiology, health services research, health economics, or a related field by September 1, 2018, and not yet be an assistant professor. To be considered, those interested must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website . Applicants must upload a curriculum vitae with bibliography and statements on past and prospective research, teaching, and contribution to diversity and inclusion. Two publications, preprints, or dissertation chapters must also be uploaded. Review of applications will commence 26 January 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For information contact:

Diane Lauderdale, PhD, Department Chair

Department of Public Health Sciences


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.



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