Department of Population Health Sciences (Assistant or Associate Professor)
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

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The Department of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) at Duke University invites applications and nominations for regular rank faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The DPHS consists of a multidisciplinary team of 49 primary faculty members, 55 scholars with secondary appointments, and a staff of 72 who conduct research and prepare the next generation of professionals to explore multi-level factors impacting the health of populations. DPHS offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in population health sciences. DPHS includes the Center for Health Measurement, DataShare shared resource that provides access to numerous state and federal electronic health datasets and biostatistics support, Implementation Science Research Collaborative, Bioethics and Stakeholder Engagement Lab, Qualitative Core, and Opioid Collaboratory. The Department has close collaborations with the Duke and Durham Veterans Affairs (VA) health systems, Duke clinical departments, and research centers across Duke and the Durham VA (e.g., Duke Aging Center, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Duke Global Health Institute, Margolis Center for Health Policy, VA Health Services Research & Development Center of Innovation, among others).  The ultimate goal of DPHS is to reduce health disparities, implement effective health innovations, measure true health needs and their relative value to patients, and link communities and healthcare systems. The faculty includes experts in: bioethics, biostatistics, clinical decision sciences, epidemiology, health behavior, health economics, health informatics, health measurement, health policy, health psychology, health services research, health sociology, implementation science, public health, and qualitative research.

We aspire to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, equity, and inclusivity of others without biases or prejudice of any kind. Our collective success depends on a robust exchange of ideas - an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, we are committed to diversity in the staff and faculty we hire, the policies we create, and the decisions we make. For more information about the Department of Population Health Sciences, please visit our website: https://populationhealth.duke.edu.

We invite applications from candidates in all fields of population health sciences. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, a desire to join our exciting, collaborative, and growing community, and a commitment to integrity, authenticity, and diversity.

Requirements:

  • A Ph.D., Sc.D., Dr.P.H., or equivalent research doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (completed by start date).
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct scholarly research and capacity to obtain peer-reviewed funding.
  • Ability to mentor pre- and post-doctoral students and demonstrate teaching excellence at the graduate level.
  • Highly self-motivated individual, enthusiastic about scientific discovery and able to collaborate closely and effectively with other members of a research team.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the department, healthcare system, and community.

The application package should include: a cover letter accompanied by a one-page statement about commitment to diversity and enhancing health equity, curriculum vitae (CV), and a three-page research statement (organized as approximately a one-page summary of past research work and a two-page summary of future plans). All applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20729.

Diversity and Inclusion: Duke University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates with backgrounds underrepresented in science and women are especially encouraged to apply. The diversity statement should describe a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and how their experience and research interest will contribute to advancing health equity. More information about the Department's diversity, inclusion, and antiracist work can be found at: https://populationhealth.duke.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-committee.

Important Dates: Applications should be received by Friday, February 4, 2022 for inclusion during initial consideration. It is anticipated that top candidates will be invited to a virtual symposium between March and early April to present a summary of their research.

Questions: Contact the search committee chair, George Jackson, at george.l.jackson@duke.edu


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