ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

United States

January 14, 2022

Description

Position Information Official Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Working Title: Position Number 02129578 Division Joseph J Zilber School of Public Health Department B7001 Public Health Administration Position Type Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Track Faculty FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100 Posting Type Faculty & Instructional Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is the flagship urban campus of the University of Wisconsin System, with over 28,000 students. As the only accredited school of public health in the state of Wisconsin, the Zilber School fosters a uniquely interdisciplinary environment and offers opportunities for collaboration across the University. The Zilber School currently offers a BS degree in Public Health and Master's of Public Health (MPH) degrees in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Community and Behavioral Health Promotion, Epidemiology and Public Health Policy and Administration, as well as PhD programs in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, and Community and Behavioral Health Promotion.

The Zilber School's newly completed, five-story LEED-certified main facility near downtown provides ample space for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and anchors one of Milwaukee's transforming historic neighborhoods. We are establishing innovative practice partnerships, beginning with the City of Milwaukee Health Department, a local academic health department co-located in our new facility. Newly completed wet laboratories on the main UW-Milwaukee campus also provide complementary space for cutting-edge, laboratory-based public health research.

Milwaukee is a vibrant, diverse urban area on the shores of Lake Michigan with easy access to beaches, a thriving cultural scene, an expansive urban parks system, and hundreds of miles of bike lanes and paths. There is great enthusiasm within the Milwaukee area for promoting public health and systems change. Opportunities for collaborative research and practice across multiple institutions are available, including the nearby Medical College of Wisconsin, and major initiatives centered on improving birth outcomes and healthier food systems.

Job Summary

The Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our Public Health Policy and Administration (PHPA) program. The successful candidate will join our faculty in delivering a unique transdisciplinary research, education, and practice-oriented PHPA program that integrates innovative theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical approaches designed to improve population health and promote social, environmental, and health equity. We seek a promising scholar with research and teaching expertise in the fields of health impact assessment, health economics/econometrics, policy evaluation, health care policy from a population health perspective, and/or public health administration and practice. Preference will be given to candidates whose research programs cross boundaries between public health and the social sciences with strong quantitative skills. This position is a 100% hard-funded tenured 9-month academic year appointment with competitive salary, an attractive benefits and start-up package, and the possibility to generate summer salary.

The candidate must possess a PhD, ScD, or DrPH in Health Policy, Health Services Administration/ Management, or other relevant doctoral degree in public health or related fields such as economics, political science, or sociology. We encourage applications from diverse subspecialties; priority will be given to candidates with previous academic position(s) especially in programs or schools of public health, and those whose research and teaching areas complement existing PHPA faculty interests, including socioeconomic stratification, racial/ethnic health disparities, tobacco control, and social media. Other faculty in the Zilber School are involved in research that spans life-course analyses, maternal child health, epigenetics, developmental neurobiology and immunotoxicology, environmental toxicology, social and environmental epidemiology, and statistical genetics. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the delivery of the PHPA program and policy relevant classes at the undergraduate level; teach and mentor culturally- and socially-diverse students; advance their own externally-funded research program; and collaborate across disciplines with academic colleagues in the Zilber School and the University, as well as with community partners and policy stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree or equivalent in Public Health Policy or related disciplines (e.g., Economics, Health Policy, Public Policy, Sociology, Health Services Research) (earned by the start date of the appointment).

Preferred Qualifications

  • On-going research in public health policy, with a population health and/or health equity perspective.
  • Proven ability/strong potential to teach public health policy courses and mentor graduate students.
  • Teaching interests related to undergraduate and graduate courses in public health policy, introductory quantitative policy research methods, health care systems from a population health perspective, and/or public health administration.
  • Application Instructions

    This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2022 , and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after January 14, 2022, may not receive full consideration.

    Applicants must apply online. Online submission materials must include a) a cover letter highlighting research and teaching experience; b) a full CV; and c) contact information for three professional references.

    The anticipated start date for this position is August 22, 2022, with other start dates negotiable.

    Application Deadline Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes If Continuous, Initial Review Date 01/15/2022 Position Contact Name Chris Cigale Contact Phone 414-229-3410 Contact Email ccigale@uwm.edu Application Notes

    For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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    UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • References
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