Professor - Public Health SciencesPosting Date: 02/03/2023
Closing Date: 02/03/2024
Professor – Public Health Sciences
Professor and Chief of the PHS Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research (tenure-eligible)
The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) in the Penn State College of Medicine is seeking applicants to fill a tenure-eligible position at the rank of Professor. The successful candidate will also be appointed Chief of the Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research.
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 and Penn State Health 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 Chief of the Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research will be responsible for the academic development of the Division and its faculty members with respect to research and education. The Health Services and Behavioral Research Division consists of 28 faculty members. Research expertise includes research on the organization, financing, delivery, and quality of health care services. Current faculty members have particular expertise in the design of health surveys and the analysis of large datasets. Division faculty members are also integrally involved in the management of several of our graduate programs.
• PhD with training and experience in health services or behavioral research that is applicable to biomedical research
• Strong record of scholarly activity consistent with a faculty rank of Professor, including extramural grant funding as Principal Investigator
• Experience mentoring junior faculty members
• Experience teaching and advising students at the graduate and professional level
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong commitment to diversity
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 names with contact information for three professional references.
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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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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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