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Assistant/Associate Professor

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Maywood-Health Sciences & Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campuses

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track)

Position Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Maywood-Health Sciences & Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campuses

Location Code:

PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES (06250A)

Department Name:

PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES

Duties and Responsibilities:

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured epidemiology position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. This position is a 12-month appointment.

Parkinson School HighlightsLoyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health (est. 2019) is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through the health sciences and the promotion of health equity.The Parkinson School is the academic home to four departments (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences), the Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR), the Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE), Loyola’s participation in the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) and the COVID Equity Response Collaborative (CERCL).

To learn more about the Parkinson School visit https://www.luc.edu/parkinson/.

Loyola University Chicago HighlightsLoyola University Chicago is best known as Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence, U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks it among the top national universities. Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Further, Loyola is one of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter.At Loyola University Chicago, we are driven by our Jesuit tradition of social justice, our service to humanity, and our role as an institution of higher education to create a more equitable and sustainable future for our local and global communities.

To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/.

To learn more about LUC’s focus on transformative education, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

About the DepartmentThe Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) is home to research and education programs on population health and health equity.

Faculty research interests include chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, health services and outcomes, vector control, and health behavior and health promotion. The department’s research is often conducted in collaboration with community partners. As a small department in a new school, teamwork is essential and innovation is prized in pursuit of our mission, grounded in the Jesuit tradition of social justice, to prepare public health professionals through collaborative community-engaged education, ethical practice, research, and service to improve population health.

The department’s educational programs include a Master of Public Health (established in 2009), Bachelor of Science in Public Health (c. 2019), a Clinical Research Methods and Epidemiology Master of Science (c. 2005), several joint degree programs and a graduate certificate. The MPH Program has an active enrollment of about 130 students, and offers three specializations: Epidemiology, Public Health Policy and Management, and Global Health Equity. The BSPH is a generalist degree, with approximately 90 students in the major. Our MPH and BSPH programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

The department is located on Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus (HSC) in Chicago’s western suburbs at the Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE), but offers its degree programs on both the HSC and Lake Shore Campus, as well as online.

Academic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a robust research portfolio in a collaborative environment
  • Serve as PI/Co-I on multiple research projects
  • Lead and collaborate on manuscripts
  • Teach epidemiology courses each academic year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, both online and in-person, on both the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood and Lake Shore Campus in Chicago
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students on research methods, grant applications, and publications
  • Work with colleagues to enhance and improve existing programs and develop new academic ones, including a DrPH degree
  • Serve on University, school, departmental or other academic unit committees

Qualifications:

QualificationsWe are looking for a candidate with an innovative research and teaching agenda, who will enhance our epidemiology core and complement or deepen our current department strengths in population-based and population health research areas including but not limited to: Chronic and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Nutrition Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, and Modern Epidemiological Methods. Strong candidates will demonstrate in their areas of expertise evidence of, or potential to, contribute to advance knowledge on health equity and translational research. The candidate’s ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and in teams will be considered.The ideal candidate also must be able to meet rank and tenure guidelines at the Assistant/Associate Professor level.
Required

  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology
  • Expertise in teaching and research using classical and advanced epidemiology study designs and analysis methods applied to public/population health and clinical research
  • Demonstrated potential to establish or evidence of an established externally funded research program, if applying at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have an established extramurally funded research (e.g., NIH/AHRQ/CDC, Foundations)
  • Evidence of exemplary teaching record through course evaluations, peer reviews, etc.
  • Evidence of mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students
  • Ongoing record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Evidence of professional service
  • National and/or international recognition of scholarship for applicants at the Associate Professor level
  • Outstanding written and oral skills to present research and teach
  • Ability to work and collaborate with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds and commitment to community engagement, diversity, inclusion and social justice

Preferred
  • Expertise on research methods on social determinants of health and health equity
  • Record of community engagement
  • Experience working with public health and health-related data, including electronic health records and other secondary data sources
Desired
  • Expertise in visualization of complex health data
  • Experience developing new degree programs
How to ApplyApplicants should apply online at: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/17450. Questions of content and process can be directed to Search Committee Chair Holly Mattix-Kramer, MD, MPH at hkramer@lumc.edu.Applicants should include electronic copies of:1. a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;2. a curriculum vitae;3. a statement of research interests;4. a statement of teaching and training interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness;5. a list of references (who will be contacted for finalists only).Our review of applications will continue until we fill the position. Preference will be given to applications received before October 30, 2023, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is Spring to Fall 2024, or until position is filled.Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. We encourage underrepresented minorities and women candidates to apply.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

Open Date:

09/19/2023

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Loyola requires all Health Sciences Campus Faculty and Staff to be vaccinated with the original COVID-19 and Flu vaccines when eligible. An exemption for a qualified medical or religious reason may be submitted for review/approval.If you are invited for an on-campus interview for a Position that is based at the Health Sciences Campus, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination of the original COVID-19 vaccine OR a negative COVID-19 test results no more than 48 hours prior to arriving on campus. PCR or rapid antigen test results are acceptable.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/17381

Job Number:

8550093

Organizational Location:

HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Working at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter

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