The Department of Epidemiology in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Epidemiology at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Individuals with a research interest in the area of perinatal, birth defects, reproductive, maternal child health epidemiology will be considered; however, those with research interests also relevant to cancer (e.g., pediatric cancer) are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants can join the Arkansas Center for Excellence in Birth Defects Research and Prevention, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 1997.
Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Epidemiology from an accredited program, a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students, highly competent in epidemiologic methods, and a track record of scholarly research, including peer-reviewed publications with a history of obtaining or a trajectory to obtain extramural research funding. Rank and tenure status will be determined based on qualifications.
Faculty in the UAMS Department of Epidemiology collaborate with colleagues from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions, centers of excellence such as the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Stephens Center on Aging, Center for Clinical and Translational Research as well as neighboring institutions, including Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Children’s Research Institute and the Arkansas Department of Health. The successful candidate with a track record of cancer-related research can apply for membership in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
The COPH was created in 2001 with a portion of the state’s tobacco settlement funds and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Accredited degree programs include MPH, MHA, PhD, and DrPH programs. The college has five departments and five centers. We offer a collaborative work environment that builds upon UAMS’ unique capabilities in bioinformatics, telemedicine, and community-engaged research.
Located in central Arkansas, Little Rock, the state’s capital, is centrally located in the state on the Arkansas River (http://www.littlerock.com/). It is a growing and thriving metropolitan area that is a hub for business, arts, government, and health care in the state. Little Rock boasts a thriving downtown, with a robust restaurant and music scene, complete with a low cost of living. Along the Arkansas River are over 50 miles of biking and walking trails. Little Rock was honored in 2013 as the #1 city in Kiplinger’s 10 Great Places to Live (small to midsize city category), was also ranked in Forbes in the 15 Best Cities for Young Adults and One of Five Secret Foodie Cities, and in May 2016 was ranked as #4 in the 20 best affordable places to live in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report (http://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/slideshows/the-20-best-affordable-places-to-live-in-the-us/).
Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Applications from women, veterans and racial or ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged. Interested individuals should submit a current curriculum vitae (CV) and a letter outlining their interests, relevant experience and career goals to:
Lori Fischbach, Ph.D., Department of Epidemiology, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham, Slot 820, Little Rock, AR 72205. Telephone: 501-526-6186; Email: Lafischbach@uams.edu.
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