The Brown University School of Public Health invites applications for an Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenure-track or tenured) Professor position in the Department of Epidemiology with a potential start date of September 2020. This is a 10-month position with 6-months of guaranteed salary support. The Department includes 13 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 7 additional research and teaching faculty who conduct research on a range of topics and train both MPH and doctoral students in epidemiology. Departmental faculty research focuses on environmental health, global health, HIV and other infectious diseases, substance abuse, cardiometabolic health, obesity, cancer, perinatal and pediatric health, mental health, genetics, nutrition, and epidemiologic methods.
We are seeking applications from candidates with interests in children’s environmental health or the developmental origins of health and disease. Specific areas relevant to environmental health include, but are not limited to, interventions to reduce environmental pollutant exposures, quantitative methods to study mixtures, application of ‘-omics’ technologies, and novel exposure assessment technologies. Specific health outcomes of interest include obesity, cardiometabolic/cardiovascular disease, asthma or allergy, cancer, neurodevelopmental disorders, mental health, and substance use.
Brown University has several unique resources relevant to pediatric environmental health and the developmental origins of health. This includes two recently established and ongoing prospective pregnancy/birth cohort studies in Rhode Island, a new state-of-the art laboratory for exposome and metabolome assays, the Brown University Superfund Research Program, involvement in the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Study, and access to three prospective pregnancy/preconception cohort studies focused on environmental pollutants and pediatric health (HOME, MIREC and PEACE Studies).
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in epidemiology or environmental health, MD/MPH, or equivalent, and evidence of rigorous training in epidemiology or environmental health. Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in studying environmental pollutants in relation to child health, research excellence and productivity, ability to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and potential or demonstrated ability to successfully obtain NIH funding. Applicants for the Associate Professor level (tenured) must also have a national/international reputation, an independently funded program of research, and a proven track record of leadership in research, teaching, and professional service.
Applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and cover letter through Interfolio at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/71730. Please indicate in your letter of application the search number (PH-257) and whether you are applying for Assistant or Associate Professor. Brown University is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups. In the cover letter, we strongly encourage applicants to address the reasons for their interest in the position and how their past and present work demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and/or how they intend to show this commitment in future work. We value the different ways this might be demonstrated including in scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service and community engagement. Applicants for the Assistant Professor rank should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted. Additional information is available about the Department at http://brown.edu/academics/public-health/epidemiology/.
Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2020. Applications received by March 31, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled. Potential applicants are invited to contact Search Committee Chair, Joseph Braun (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information about the position or Vickie S. Beaulieu (Vickie_Beaulieu@brown.edu, 401-863-2918) for application details.
Brown University is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status. The University is also supportive of the needs of dual career couples.
Internal Number: PH-257
About Dept. of Epi, Brown Univ, SPH
Brown’s Public Health Program became the Brown University School of Public Health in July of 2013. The School is the natural evolution of ten years of growth in education and in research, with more than 200 faculty and 275 undergraduate and graduate students, and over $50 million in annual external research funding in 2014.
The Brown University School of Public Health takes a “lifelong health” approach to improving people’s lives. It begins before conception, through research on environmental exposures that affect fertility and cause birth defects. It continues through the prime of life: public health at Brown targets the behavioral choices that threaten well-being—tobacco and substance abuse, obesity, risky sexual behaviors—and encourage wellness and healthy aging—physical activity, nutrition, injury prevention. And at the end of life, Brown researchers advocate for a patient-centered, research-based approach to terminal illness that considers a person’s values and beliefs. This work has an impact on people around the world thanks to partnerships forged locally and globally, from Providence’s South Side to South Africa.
The School of Public Health’s 12 nationally renowned re...search centers and institutes focus training and research on key areas including evidence based medicine, HIV/AIDS, statistical sciences, global health, primary care, preventive medicine, and community health. The centers’ interdisciplinary nature gives them a broad, influential voice in the national dialogue, and offers students meaningful opportunities to conduct research and effect change.
Alcohol and Addiction Studies
Behavioral and Preventive Medicine
Brown University AIDS Program
Health Equity Research
Environmental Health and Technology
Gerontology and Healthcare Research
Population Health and Clinical Epidemiology
Primary Care and Prevention
Evidence Based Medicine
Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute
Through research, education, and public service, the four public health departments, strive to improve the health of individuals as well as populations. With close ties to Alpert Medical School, the University, and the wider community, students benefit from substantial opportunities to gain and apply knowledge, while faculty put their findings into practice to impact local, state, and national policy.
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Epidemiology (with Environmental Health)
Health Services, Policy and Practice