Chair, Division of Epidemiology
The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine is seeking an innovative leader and scholar to chair its Division of Epidemiology as the Charles W. and Evelyn F. Thomas Distinguished Professor in Epidemiology (Associate/Full, with tenure). The successful candidate will provide senior leadership and vision in the development and application of epidemiology within the School of Medicine; actively engage with the division’s diverse and expanding research program; recruit and mentor quality faculty; advance the division’s educational mission through our interdisciplinary MPH and doctoral programs; foster research collaborations within the division, throughout the School of Medicine, and with local public health stakeholders; and work with the Department chair to manage the division’s fiscal and operational resources.
Competitive candidates will have a distinguished record of scholarship, a keen commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring, show their potential for successfully leading a growing academic division, and have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Other requirements include a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field, a well‐developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi‐disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the division. Additional qualifications include a strong track record of federally funded research and peer‐reviewed publications, and interest in and experience with teaching and mentoring at the graduate level. Individuals with research and teaching interests in all content areas are welcome to apply.
About the Division
The division currently consists of 10 core and over 30 affiliate faculty with active research programs in psychiatric epidemiology, behavioral/cancer epidemiology, maternal/child health, traumatic brain injury, aging, genetic epidemiology, and social disparities in health. Located in the state capital of Richmond, Virginia, approximately 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., this position offers opportunities for interaction and research collaboration with faculty from three other public health oriented departments, clinicians, and policy makers in both state and federal agencies. VCU boasts one of the country's most comprehensive health sciences centers, including the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Allied Health Professions, as well as the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, the NCI‐designated Massey Cancer Center, the Center on Society and Health, and the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics.
About Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls nearly 31,000 students in 223 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty‐eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 13 schools and one college. MCV Hospitals and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. For more, see www.vcu.edu.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter highlighting qualifications, including research and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, and three references to www.vcujobs.com, Position F52780. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.
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