Assistant Professors (1 for Epidemiology and 1 for Health Promotion & Equity) - Public Health Sciences

  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Jan 11, 2021
Full time   Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description

The Department of Public Health Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for 2 tenure-track positions in public health at the early career assistant professor level to begin fall 2021. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Public Health with an emphasis in any area of Epidemiology or Behavioral Public Health, including (but not limited to) Epidemiology, Health Promotion, Health Equity, Nutrition, or Maternal and Child Health. The Department is seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in epidemiology, health equity or health promotion. The ideal candidate for either of the positions will demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching responsibilities include epidemiology, biostatistics, determinants of health, nutrition, behavioral theory, qualitative and quantitative analysis, health literacy, and program planning and evaluation courses. Our faculty members are active scholars, who lead externally funded research and community projects. Applications are encouraged from applicants with a strong background in any current or emerging areas of epidemiology and health promotion including, but not limited to health equity, social epidemiology, health disparities, nutrition, or maternal and child health. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from HBCU and underrepresented backgrounds, minimizing barriers and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups. Duties: • Teach undergraduate and graduate epidemiology, health promotion, health equity and nutrition courses. Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, remote, and/or any combination thereof. • Supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate research students leading to publications and professional presentations. • Develop and sustain an independent and externally funded research. • Participate in service activities for the department, university, and community. About our Department and the Position The Department of Public Health Sciences at Xavier value teaching and research as essential components of education; many of our undergraduate and graduate students engage in independent research and practicums mentored by faculty and preceptors. The Public Health Sciences Department shares the University's Mission and supports it by preparing students to create a more just and humane society through careers in public health, medicine, health administration, health equity, health promotion, biomedical sciences, and related areas. As a Department, our goal is to prepare Xavier students for careers that are impactful through leadership and service. By promoting theoretical and applied concepts, critical and analytical thinking, and quantitative and qualitative reasoning, we prepare Xavier students to enter the public health workforce or pursue graduate and health professional studies and career opportunities. The Department of Public Health Sciences is one of the newest departments at Xavier and offer opportunities to all majors in the sciences and the humanities and arts to learn about public health issues.

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