Assistant Professor of Public Health, Health Studies - College of Health and Human Sciences (6409)

Northern Illinois University (NIU)
DeKalb, IL
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Oct 21, 2021

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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor of Public Health, Health Studies - College of Health and Human Sciences (6409)

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Health Studies

Position Description Summary:

The Assistant Professor of Public Health will combine teaching, research, service, and leadership of a diverse student body of undergraduate and graduate students in the area of applied biostatistics. Candidates from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Required Qualifications (Education):
•Doctoral degree in biostatistics or statistics, and a Master of Public Health or experience in public health.
•Doctoral degree in public health or related area, and a Master’s degree or experience in biostatistics/statistics.

Minimum Required Qualifications (Experience):
•Experience in teaching and managing online course delivery as well as in-person instruction along with curriculum development.
•Demonstrated record of collaboration and professional service.
•Demonstrated experience in developing and conducting research, publishing results, and mentoring students.

Other Requirements:
Demonstrated effective communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Practical professional experience in biostatistics, statistics applied to health fields, and/or epidemiology.
•Some educational background in epidemiology.
•Teaching experience in higher education within the last 3-5 years.

Hiring Rate/Range:

Commensurate with experience

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Preference will be given to applications received by May 31, 2021. Applicants must apply online at and upload the following materials:

Letter of application stating qualifications

Current curriculum vitae

List of three current references with contact information

Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)

Questions regarding the search can be directed to Varsie Geisler, Office Administrator, School of Health Studies at [email protected] or 815-753-5050. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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EEO Statement:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]

Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education (AAEOE) at [email protected].

Clery Act Information:

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

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Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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