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Department Chair, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Public and Environmental Health

Posting Number: req11751

Department: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: Drachman Hall, 1295 N. Martin, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at the University of
Arizona (UArizona) invites applicants for the Chair of the Department of
Epidemiology and Biostatistics. We seek a strategic
leader and distinguished scholar who has established expertise and
leadership in Epidemiology or Biostatistics. The ideal candidate has
demonstrated the ability to lead and contribute to interdisciplinary research,
teaching, and/or service teams. At the UArizona, we value our inclusive
climate, and we seek individuals who have experience working with diverse
students, colleagues, and communities.

are seeking a dynamic epidemiologist or
biostatistician to provide leadership and vision for the Department; to build on the strong foundation of research, teaching,
and service of our faculty and students; and to foster an intellectual
environment that supports diverse perspectives and excellence. We seek to strengthen innovation in instruction and research, to
stimulate transdisciplinary research, to increase experiential learning for
both undergraduate and graduate students, and to expand community engagement to align with the goals of MEZCOPH and the UArizona. The Chair is
expected to collaborate with other researchers at UArizona as well as with public
health partners and collaborators throughout the state of Arizona and globally.

Department leads the Epidemiology and Biostatistics MPH, MS, and PhD degree
programs, a Population Health Data Science minor, and a Quantitative Track in
the College's Public Health Undergraduate Program. Faculty in the Department
also contribute to other degree programs, including the College-wide One Health
MPH degree, the
Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (MS and PhD),and certificate
programs within the UArizona.

UArizona is a land grant university and Hispanic-serving institution situated
in the desert Southwest along the US-Mexico Border. The university
serves high percentages of Hispanic and Native American students compared with other
universities in the US. The environment and diverse populations present many
unique health research questions. There are exciting opportunities to
collaborate with departments and centers across campus including those focused
on basic and applied research in cancer, toxicology, engineering, environmental
science, ethnic studies, and life sciences.

MEZCOPH is currently the only nationally accredited college of public health in
the state of Arizona. The College has numerous innovative teaching, research,
and service programs and is a valued partner in community-based research
projects addressing health issues relevant to border communities and indigenous

60 miles from the Mexican border, Tucson is a vibrant, inclusive, urban
environment with world class cuisine and a lively art scene. Located in the
lush Sonoran Desert, famous for its monumental cacti and stunning sunsets,
Tucson is surrounded by mountains reaching over 9000 feet enabling outdoor
adventures of all sorts, including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and
even skiing. Tucson is easy to get around and is consistently rated as one of
the top bicycling cities in the nation.

of applications will begin on September 30, 2022 and
will continue until the position is filled. The College is committed to
increasing the diversity of its faculty to create greater inclusivity and align
more with the student body - minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Outstanding UA
benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance
and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU
tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and
optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities;
and more!

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recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about
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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic
    vision and leadership for developing, implementing, and evaluating
    education and research programs in accordance with the Department,
    College, Health Sciences, and University strategic plans.
  • Provide vision and leadership to encourage faculty development and enhance the research, teaching, and service missions of the Department.
  • Oversee the finance,
    operation, and personnel in the department.
  • Represent the Department
    on the Dean's Council.
  • Participate in
    teaching responsibilities of the department that may include graduate and
    undergraduate level courses and mentoring Masters and Doctoral students.
  • Sustain an independent
    research program with external peer-reviewed funding.
  • Lead or participate in
    intramural, extramural and outreach service.
  • Foster collaborative relationships within MEZCOPH, the UArizona Health Sciences, UArizona and external groups to strengthen interdisciplinary and industry ties, community organizations, public agencies, discipline societies and other related organizations.
  • Promote sense of belonging by creating a positive and productive climate for departmental faculty, staff, and students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent terminal
    degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or closely related field.
  • Documented
    sustained scholarly accomplishments with high quality publications and
    research funding support.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and
  • Previous leadership
    experience in developing and managing innovative education programs.
  • A strong track record of
    teaching and mentoring junior faculty, graduate and undergraduate student.

Preferred Qualifications

Full Professor at current institution

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Faculty

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

John Ehiri |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please include a CV, cover letter, statement on diversity, and a list of names and contact information for three references.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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