Associate/Professor of Research - Public Health Sciences (Epidemiology)

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-05-07
Req: R100035410
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami is seeking an exceptional candidate for a full-time tenure-track/tenured Associate/Full Professor position.

The Division of Epidemiology embraces the traditional role of Epidemiology, the "basic and translational science" of public health, in the evaluation of the distribution and determinants of health and disease. Our division aims to play major roles in the promotion of health and the prevention and management of diseases in populations at local, regional, national, and international levels.

This individual will be a faculty member in the Division of Epidemiology and report directly to the Director of the Division. The individual will develop and consolidate a University-wide program in the Epidemiology of a selected expertise area in alignment with the Miller School of Medicine research strategic priorities, taking advantage of the intellectual capital throughout the University that addresses the unique diversity of our populations and South Florida's unique location as the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Research area of expertise can include, but is not limited to, health disparities, general epidemiology, social/behavioral epidemiology, genetic/molecular epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, neuroscience, HIV/AIDS, emerging pathogens and infectious diseases, inflammation, obesity, patient-centered outcomes research, and/or precision intervention research. Applicants in other research areas will also be considered.

Candidates should have the ability to:

1. Make scientific breakthroughs that once translated will save lives or improve quality of life.
2. Obtain external funding to support cutting edge research. Build and develop a fully funded cadre of high caliber researchers

3. Represent the Division, Department, and the University at professional meetings in local communities, nationally, and across the globe.
4. Assist in the recruitment of the best and brightest doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows and mentor them throughout their years of study. Obtain external funding for their support while working on research projects under the faculty member's supervision.
5. Publish seminal research findings in refereed, high impact journals, book chapters and books.
6. Collaborate with other faculty to obtain research funding for trans-disciplinary research.
7. Motivate students in the MPH, MSPH and PhD graduate programs within the Department with innovative courses created to engage the students in strategic thinking.
8. Develop strategic partnerships with departments and centers at the University, particularly within the Medical School, but also with Departments, Centers, and Institutes throughout the University, across the nation and the world.


o PhD degree or equivalent training and experience in

o An active extramurally funded program of research
o Evidence of high-impact in her/his field

o Demonstrated evidence to lead innovative research projects to successful conclusions

o Effective oral and written communications including teaching experience (including courses in advanced epidemiology research methods and other epidemiology courses), presentation at scientific meetings, and a significant publication record in peer-reviewed high impact journals

o Teaching responsibilities may include participation in PhD, MSPH, and MPH training programs

o Mentoring experience at the graduate levels

All applicants must apply online.

Please upload you CV and Cover Letter.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 9/30/2019
Application Due: 7/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time