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HSR: Tenure-Track Maternal Child Health Epidemiology

Rank Open - tenure track - Maternal Child Health Epidemiology (Job ID #123169)
School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Illinois at Chicago


The Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology in our School of Public Health.

The Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Program at UIC-SPH is a nearly twenty-year joint effort of the Divisions of Epidemiology-Biostatistics and Community Health Sciences with strong ties to the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health. The program is known nationally for its applied focus in research, teaching and training, and capacity building along with its strong links to the field of MCH Epidemiology at the local, state, and national levels. To build the analytic capacity of the MCH and MCH EPI workforces, the program offers MPH and PhD degree concentrations in MCH Epidemiology and has been involved in leading and teaching national analytic trainings for the MCH workforce. Faculty affiliated with the program have backgrounds in women's health, reproductive and perinatal health, pediatric health, nutrition, gender-based violence, and implementation science. In addition, to maintaining individual research agendas, our MCH Epi faculty frequently collaborate on a variety of applied research projects including needs assessments, program evaluations, and MCH-related data analytic support for local, state, and federal partners.

The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, or a related quantitative field, a background in maternal and child health, population health or community health, an interest in MCH epidemiology applied research, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. Candidates must demonstrate a strong record of research or practice based scholarship, potential for securing external funding, and evidence of effective teaching and mentoring. Expertise in mixed methods, experience in conducting applied studies in conjunction with the public health practice community, and familiarity with sources of data such as Medicaid claims, the National Survey of Children's Health, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, and vital statistics is desirable.

UIC is among the top five most diverse campuses in the nation. Community engagement is a centerpiece of UIC's urban mission. Consistent with the UIC-SPH mission and values, our program embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will help us expand the perspectives and experiences we bring to our work.

To apply, please visit: jobs.illinois.edu (click on the job board and then click on the position) and upload a statement of interest, CV, and three references (names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). For fullest consideration, please submit your application by 11/29/2019. The search will remain open until filled.

UIC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with disability.

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