University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
November 01, 2023
Offerd Salary:$20 milli
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Working Title: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track - Epidemiology Position Number 02060690 Division Joseph J Zilber School of Public Health Department B700100 Public Health Position Type Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Track Faculty Pay Basis Academic Salary Grade Cat D FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100% Posting Type Faculty & Instructional UWM Description

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin's second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high- quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.

UWM celebrates, values and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all. Learn more here: https: //

School/College/Division Description

The Zilber College currently has 39 full-time faculty and instructors across seven public and population health areas (biostatistics/health informatics, community and behavioral health promotion, environmental health, epidemiology, kinesiology, nutrition, and public health policy). Our faculty are experts on critical issues like air pollution and autism, cancer, cardiovascular disease, health disparities, big data on health, infant mortality, mass incarceration, nutrition, tobacco and e-cigarettes, water health, and more. Our students obtain an education informed by multiple fields, that delivers concrete skills through hands-on learning, from one of the nation's top universities for research and community engagement.

The Zilber College is Wisconsin's only college of public health accredited by the Council on Public Health Education (CEPH). It is also home to Wisconsin's only MPH path to the Registered Dietitian credential accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

The Zilber College embraces its mission to advance population health, health equity, and social and environmental justice among diverse communities in Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin, and beyond through education, research, community engagement, and advocacy for health-promoting policies and strategies. We educate current and future health professionals in the science, practice, critical thinking, and leadership skills necessary to promote population health and reduce health inequities.

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 and community-based organizations are available. The Zilber School's five-story LEED-certified main facility near downtown provides ample space for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and anchors one of Milwaukee's transforming historic neighborhoods. Wet laboratories on the main UW-Milwaukee campus also provide complementary space for cutting-edge, laboratory-based public health research.

Job Summary

The Joseph J. Zilber College of Public Health (Zilber College) invites applications from outstanding candidates for at least one tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Epidemiology. We seek innovative scholars and educators with strong methodological expertise to support our mission of advancing population health, health equity, and social and environmental justice through education, research, community engagement, and advocacy for health-promoting policies and strategies. Candidates from all areas of epidemiology will be considered with priority given to candidates with research and teaching interests in social epidemiology. Scholars who conduct translational or community-engaged research connecting epidemiology to public health practice or policy are especially encouraged to apply.

This position is a 100% hard-money funded tenure-track 9-month academic year appointment with competitive salary, attractive benefits, research incentives and start-up package, a reduced teaching load for the first two-three year start-up period, and the ability to generate summer salary.

The candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Epidemiology by the time of appointment and have a track record of independent epidemiological research commensurate with years of experience. Applicants with social epidemiological research and teaching expertise are highly sought after. Preference will also be given to candidates with research and teaching expertise in: social epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, translational or community- engaged research connecting epidemiology to public health practice or policy, and abilty to teach applied epidemiological methods.

In July 2023, the Zilber Family Foundation presented the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee with the largest single gift in the history of the University, a $20 million gift to advance health equity across the state and help support faculty excellence and student achievement in the Zilber College. The Zilber College was founded in 2009 and is the only CEPH-accredited school of Public Health in Wisconsin.

Zilber College faculty are leading research programs that address public health and health equity from the molecular to the societal levels. Current research areas span cancer, nutritional, social and environmental epidemiology; women's health; health disparities; racism and health; health services and policy; maternal and child health; global health, genomics; epigenetics; developmental neurobiology; immunotoxicology; environmental toxicology; aquatic environmental microbiology and chemistry, technology and behavior; and health promotion. We offer PhD and MPH degrees in epidemiology along with a B.S. degree in public health. The Zilber College also offers graduate degrees in Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Community and Behavioral Health Promotion, and Public Health Policy. Our multidisciplinary MPH in epidemiology curricula prepare students to engage in rigorous, theory-driven, evidence-based, and community-engaged public health practice and research, and our Ph.D. curricula engages students to translate epidemiology to policy.

The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program; teach graduate and undergraduate epidemiology courses; mentor graduate students; and engage in university and professional and/or community service.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Epidemiology by the appointment start date
  • Track record of independent epidemiological research
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach applied and advanced epidemiological methods.
  • Research and/or Teaching experience in social epidemiology.
  • Research and/or Teaching experience in infectious disease epidemiology.
  • Conducts translational or community-engaged research that connects epidemiology to public health practice or policy
  • Target Salary Range Benefits and Total Rewards

    As part of UWM's commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.) UWM Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life

    Application Instructions

    Applicants must apply online and submit the following required application materials:

    a) a cover letter describing research and teaching interests,

    b) a full CV,

    c) a research statement describing most significant contributions and current and future research activities,

    d) a teaching statement describing approach, experience and evidence of teaching excellence, and

    e) contact information for three professional references.

    The anticipated start date for this position is August 19, 2024, with both earlier and later start dates negotiable. This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and continue until position is filled. Application materials received after November 1, 2023 may not receive consideration.

    Application Deadline Continuous (Open Until Filled?) No If Continuous, Initial Review Date 11/01/2023 Position Contact Name Amanda Grober Contact Phone 414-251-8499 Contact Email [email protected] 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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    UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact [email protected] or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

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    UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

    CBC and Reference Check Policy

    Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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    Employment Authorization

    In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

    Job Categories Faculty/Instruction - Public Health, Research

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