Department Chair - Department of Epidemiology - Dept. of Epi, Brown Univ, SPH

LOCATION: Providence, RI

CLOSING DATE: October 31, 2020


JOB #: 15964

POSTED: June 17, 2020


Brown University School of Public Health is searching for a Professor (tenured) to lead the Department of Epidemiology as Chair. The position will be available January 1, 2021 although the start date is negotiable. Brown’s School of Public Health is a major and growing School within one of the nation’s leading universities. The Department includes 13 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 6 additional research and teaching faculty, and trains both masters and doctoral students in epidemiology.

Applications are encouraged from established scholars in epidemiology who wish to lead and grow a dynamic department of Epidemiology. The Chair would oversee the research and education within the department and would also be a key member of the School’s leadership team. Strengths of the department include a highly accomplished faculty, an excellent graduate program, and strong collaborative relationships across the School and the University, with opportunities to build on each of these features of the program. The Chair represents the Department in relationships with other academic units in the University and with outside programs.

The successful candidate will bring a record of outstanding achievement as a research scholar as demonstrated by high impact publications and external funding, graduate teaching and mentorship of junior colleagues, and an established national and international reputation for excellence. Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity. The School of Public Health is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive working and learning community of faculty, staff, and students. We embrace diversity along its many dimensions—including race, ethnicity, sex, religion, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, and other aspects of identity. In your cover letter or in a separate statement, we ask that you address how your past and present work demonstrates accomplishments in and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity, and how you intend to show this commitment in your role as Chair. We value the different ways this might be demonstrated including in scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service and community engagement. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, including but not limited to, women as well as racial and ethnic minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2020. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by October 31, 2020. Applications received after the priority deadline may be reviewed until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Interested applicants should apply through Interfolio at the following link: Please indicate in your letter of application the search number (PH-272).

Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and actively solicits applications from women and minorities.

For further information, please contact or (401) 863-6090.

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