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POSITION: The Department of Public Health at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor with expertise in epidemiology. This is a full-time, tenure-track, academic-year (9-month) position with appointment beginning August 2014 or later. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Earned doctorate with a focus in epidemiology or closely related field; published research in refereed journals; an established research agenda with external funding; and ability to teach a basic course in biostatistics. Desired: A Master’s degree in Public Health; experience advising and teaching public health master’s degree and doctoral students; and a research focus that builds on and extends existing strengths of the department. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities include maintaining a successful record of scholarly activity, including research, publication and grant awards; teaching courses in epidemiology and biostatistics primarily to master’s degree and doctoral students; and professional leadership, academic advising, and service within the university and region. Teaching loads are typically three courses per year, allowing substantial time for carrying out a research agenda with full (9 month) salary coverage.
DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY, AND COMMUNITY: The Department of Public health offers an accredited MPH degree with three concentrations (community health education, health planning/administration, and veterinary public health) and a PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education. The Department attracts a national and international student body and provides extensive support for both student and faculty interests. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in scholarship, learning, and service, and aims to enrich and elevate society. The University welcomes people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The City of Knoxville is situated in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cumberland Plateau, areas of great beauty and among the most biodiverse in the U.S. Knoxville is a metro area of 650,000, offering many amenities of urban life.
SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with candidate’s experience and credentials.
APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application as a single pdf document. The application should include a letter of application addressing the required and desired qualifications stated in the position announcement; a curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references. Send application to Wendy Smith at email@example.com. Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Paul Terry, PhD, MPH, 1914 Andy Holt Avenue (HPR 390), Knoxville, TN 37996, (865) 974-5041, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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