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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

Date Posted Oct. 5, 2018
Title Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Public Health & Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Dornsife School of Public Health invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Epidemiology. The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field. We value diversity among the members of our Department and seek applicants who are committed to community-engaged, collaborative, interdisciplinary research, consistent with the mission of our School. Researchers in all areas of epidemiology are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must demonstrate strong potential for securing external funding, and experience/potential for high quality teaching and mentoring.

The Department currently offers MPH, MS, and PhD degrees in Epidemiology, MS and PhD degrees in Biostatistics, and a Master’s of Science in Population Health Sciences, and the School offers a BS in Public Health. The Department has 26 faculty spanning our two core disciplines and is truly interdisciplinary. Research funding for the Department comes from NIH, NSF, CDC, and other federal and state agencies, as well as private foundations and industry. Faculty expertise in Epidemiology includes infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS, environmental epidemiology, cardiovascular disease epidemiology, urban health, social epidemiology and more. We are soliciting applications from candidates with expertise in all areas of epidemiology.

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University is a CEPH-accredited School of Public Health in Philadelphia, and recently received a $45 million gift to expand the faculty and build new research and educational programs. Under the leadership of Dean Ana Diez Roux, the School has entered a period of growth with new faculty being recruited to each Department. The School is committed to our mission of health as a human right, improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies.

The 16th largest private university in the nation with more than 8,000 employees and 22,000 students, Drexel is composed of 10 colleges and 3 schools offering professional degrees in engineering, architecture, media arts design, business, law, medicine, nursing, and public health, among others. The University’s goal to become "the most civically engaged university in America" drives its work with the City of Philadelphia and diverse community partners. Drexel is located within a short walk of the Amtrak and regional rail stations in the University City section of Philadelphia, a vibrant city with a rich array of health care, educational, and arts institutions.

The confidential application process requires a cover letter, describing relevant experience and goals, and curriculum vitae, which should be submitted to Drexel Jobs ( Please search by Department 6906, requisition # 9214.

Interested candidates may direct any questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Yvonne Michael ( Three letters of reference will ultimately be required for finalist candidates. Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate has been identified; however, we will begin reviewing submissions November 1, 2018. The successful candidate would ideally have a September 1, 2019 start date, but the timing is negotiable.

  • Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices, and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

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