Emory University Professor and Chair in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Requisition ID:



814000:SPH: Epidemiology

Job Description:

A dynamic leader with a forward-looking vision to serve as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology (EPI; www.sph.emory.edu/departments/epi ). The Chair is expected to provide guidance and vision to the development of an expanding department while performing as a scholar, a teacher in the department’s graduate academic programs, a faculty colleague and mentor, and a leader in the school and university. The successful candidate would be expected to take advantage of the unprecedented opportunities for inventive partnerships for research and teaching within the Atlanta community. The Department Chair position is supported by an endowed chair. The Department includes 40 primary faculty members, 55 jointly appointed faculty members and over 70 adjunct faculty. Faculty investigators engage in research on a diverse 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 is affiliated with 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. Research and training collaborations occur between the Department and a host of local, national, and global institutions, including the Georgia Department of Public Health, CDC, NIH, the National Academies, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Health Organization. The Department enrolls approximately 130 new masters and 10 doctoral students each year.

Operating Unit/Division:

School Of Public Health

Job Title:

Professor and Chair

This position involves::

Not Applicable

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in an appropriate discipline; a prominent record of academic research, scholarship, service, and teaching; 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 collaborative 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 in a complex environment. The committee will accept applications from candidates with a record that merits appointment as a tenured full professor.

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Additional Job Details:

Applicants should apply on the Emory Careers website (found at http://www.hr.emory.edu/careers/index.html) to requistion 74180BR and email a letter of interest and curriculum vita to: Dr. Paige Tolbert, Search Committee Chair, c/o Nancy Sterk (nsterk@emory.edu). Applications will be kept confidential and references will not be contacted without the permission of applicants.

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).