Assistant Professor (Tenure-Eligible) – Public Health Sciences

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Eligible) – Public Health Sciences

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Eligible) - Public Health Sciences

Posting Date: 12/13/2022

Closing Date: 12/13/2023

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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Eligible) – Public Health Sciences

PHS Assistant Professor – Nutritional Epidemiology (tenure-eligible)

The Penn State College of Medicine, Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS), in Hershey, PA announces an open faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-eligible) for a qualified individual with expertise in nutritional epidemiology.

The PHS mission is to advance health through the design, conduct and analysis of population-based biomedical research, including clinical trials, observational research, health services research, and regulatory and translational science, the support of basic science and clinical research, the education of future generations of health professionals, and the active engagement of the community to improve health and well-being.

PHS consists of four academic divisions, namely, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Health Services and Behavioral Research, and Clinical Informatics Research. There are more than 60 PHS faculty members (35 tenured/tenure-eligible) and more than 70 support staff members. PHS provides a strong infrastructure for its faculty members and the broader College in the areas of biostatistics, study design, data management, research computing, project management, and finance and administration. PHS offers six graduate programs, namely, PhD in Epidemiology, PhD in Biostatistics, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Research, and Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security with an option in Public Health Preparedness, as well as several Graduate Certificate programs.

The successful candidate will possess training and experience in nutritional epidemiology that is applicable to biomedical research. Expertise in the applications of data science to evaluate large data sets related to nutrition and health is highly desirable. In the initial year, the successful candidate will be expected to expend approximately 80% effort on research, 15% effort on teaching and mentoring students, and 5% effort on service. The successful candidate should possess a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related discipline, have a steadily increasing track record of scholarly activity, and display the potential for developing a strong portfolio of research activities in nutritional epidemiology.

The Penn State College of Medicine is located in Hershey, PA, near the state capital of Harrisburg. Large metropolitan areas are within a few hours of driving, such as Philadelphia (1.5 hours), Baltimore (1.5 hours), New York City (2.5 hours), Washington DC (2.5 hours), and Pittsburgh (3.5 hours). Harrisburg International Airport and AMTRAK are located less than ten miles away.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and credentials. Candidates should apply and submit a letter of application to include a statement of current and future research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State’s historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we also are committed to being a diverse working community. As such, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace. We embrace individual uniqueness and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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