Faculty (Open Rank) - Public Health
Faculty (Open Rank) - Public HealthJob no: 502877
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Department of Public Health
Applications Open: Sep 13 2019
General Summary of Position:
The Department of Public Health, located in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, is committed to academic excellence and diversity among the faculty, staff, and students and seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member with expertise in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or Healthcare Services, with research interests in substance use disorders; infectious disease; mental disorders; gerontology; disability services; veterans’ health; minority health; immigrant health. The successful candidate will be appointed at the assistant, associate or full professor level, depending upon qualifications.
Candidates should have a successful track record of extramural funding to support their research programs. The area of research interests is flexible but ideally will interface with disciplines represented within the college. Possibilities include health equity and social determinants of health, and intervention and translational research on any chronic or infectious disease or related content area. Emphasis will be placed on individuals with experience working in interdisciplinary teams.
Previous experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students is important. The individual will also be engaged in service to the department, college, and university as required. We seek applicants recognized for teaching excellence, scholarly productivity, ability to work with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
The Zuckerberg College is dynamic, rapidly expanding, and prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical and translational areas. A large research program and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. The successful candidates will collaborate with other college faculty, with community partners, and with external academic colleagues.
UMass Lowell is situated in the heart of New England on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful and culturally diverse area and birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. Cotton mills in Lowell, the only city to be awarded nation park status by the U.S. National Park Service, opened in 1814 and the city has been a hub of invention and innovation ever since. UML continues that legacy of innovation throughout the campus. Its location 25 miles north of Boston offer unsurpassed enrichment of every type including fine arts, dining, historical sites, and of course sports! Just north of Lowell the grandeur of New Hampshire’s White mountains unfolds not far from the storied ski lodges of Vermont. All told, Lowell is a jewel of a city in one of the most attractive regions in the country to live.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to promoting an inclusive environment and to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal. We encourage individuals from underrepresented populations to apply and would be pleased to have applicants identify strengths in these areas.
We invite you to visit our college website and meet our faculty, staff, and students and see our new facilities in the health areas: https://www.uml.edu/health-sciences/. Should you have questions about the position, please feel free to contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Leland Ackerson, [email protected], 978-934-3128; you will find the faculty profile along with specific information about the Department of Public Health here: https://www.uml.edu/Health-Sciences/Public-Health/.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
• A doctoral degree in public health or other related health sciences field
• The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
• Strong record of research and publication
• Evidence of an independent research program and extramural funding with a record of extramural research support
• Assistant professor candidates must have a vibrant research program with current funding or a strong likelihood of funding and scholarly dissemination
• Associate professor candidates must have a nationally recognized research program with a record of extramural research support and current funding
• Full professor candidates must have a national/international reputation with extensive publications and consistent funding to support a research team of students and scientists
• Discipline-specific teaching experience preferred
• Experience in mentoring early career faculty and graduate students preferred
• Experience in fostering interdisciplinary research initiatives
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in English
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
Please include the following documents with your application:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Teaching philosophy - **Required - Please include 1) description of previous teaching experience, and 2) teaching philosophy and style.
• Publications in peer-reviewed journals (writing sample) **Required - Please include two or three samples of published work in peer-reviewed journals in the area of funding/funding potential, preferably as first author or senior author and in high impact journals.
• Research statement **Required - Please include research goals, objectives and a three-year research plan.
• Names and contact information of three references, references will not be contacted until after the candidate visits campus