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Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Epidemiology (Tenure-Track)

Date: Jul 24, 2021

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences is seeking an outstanding individual to fill an assistant or associate professor-rank (tenure-track) faculty position in the Division of Epidemiology.   
The University of Cincinnati (UC) is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of America's top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News and World Report has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America's Best Colleges and the College of Medicine as 38th best Medical School for Research. UC ranked 88th of 4,754 Institutes worldwide in the 2018 Nature Index for Life Science. The Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine conducts world-renowned research in environmental and public health, occupational safety and health, and molecular genetics. It has ~40 full-time faculty and ~200 graduate students in 6 divisions (Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology, Environmental and Industrial Hygiene, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Public Health Sciences). The Department currently has a NIEHS-funded P30 Center for Environmental Genetics, NIEHS-funded T32 training program in Molecular Epidemiology of Children’s Environmental Health, NIOSH-funded T42 Education Research Center, and a research portfolio for environmental and occupational health that is among the top in the nation.


Cincinnati is a diverse and vibrant city situated in a picturesque river valley that is home to beautiful parks, historical architecture, museums, a symphony orchestra, ballet, major league sports, outdoor adventures, one-of-a-kind tastes to five-diamond dining, booming microbreweries, and excellent schools (https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-school-districts/m/cincinnati-metro-area/). The area has received accolades for being a smart city with livable, diverse, and dynamic communities. In 2018, Forbes ranked Cincinnati as the 9th best U.S. city for raising a family, and Livability rated it as the 10th most affordable place to live in the U.S. Cincinnati was also recently ranked as 4th best U.S. city for recreation by WalletHub, and the park system was rated as 8th best among U.S. cities by The Trust for Public Land.

Essential Functions

Appointees will have the opportunity for membership with the NIH funded Center for Environmental Genetics (P30ES06096), Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CTSA), Cincinnati Cancer Center, the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute, accredited MPH program, and numerous other research centers. These Centers offer supportive environments to conduct state-of-the-art epidemiologic, genetic, and clinical research. Strong basic research programs in exposure assessment, molecular biology and toxicology, genetics, bioinformatics and data science, pathology, immunology, and endocrinology are available for collaborative investigations.


Local resources include the nationally recognized Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (rated 2nd best overall Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report), Veterans Affairs Medical Center, United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine partners with affiliated hospitals and other health care facilities with a large regional market share in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
The candidate is expected to participate in graduate (PhD, MS, MPH program) and post-doctoral training and teaching, establish and maintain a record of scholarship through research and extramural funding, and provide service to the Department, College, and University. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health, or environmental health, MD or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  • Evidence of rigorous training in epidemiology.
  • Interest in environmental health. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research evidenced by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Track record or a demonstrated potential for sustained research funding. 
  • Demonstrated interest in advising and mentoring graduate (PhD, MS, MPH) students and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present complex material to students unfamiliar with the subject matter.
  • Outstanding written and oral skills to present research in written and oral format.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with individuals from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Ideal qualifications include a potential or demonstrated ability to successfully obtain externally funded to conduct original research related to epidemiology, environmental health and/or preventive medicine in human populations. Individuals with a strong research background in epidemiology in the areas of environmental or occupational health, epidemiologic methods, cardiometabolic disorders, women’s health, neurodevelopment, children’s health, infectious diseases, addiction, community health, neurodegenerative disorders and aging, cancer, and/or the application of omics (i.e., genomics, proteomics, epigenomics, metabolomics, etc.) in complex diseases are encouraged to apply.

Application Information

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and the successful candidate can anticipate a competitive start up package.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit:
  • Cover letter detailing qualifications and interest in the position
  • Current CV
  • Brief outline of current research (1-2 pages)
  • Three references, including name, address, phone number, and email address.


For additional information, please visit http://med.uc.edu/eh  or contact: 

Kelly J. Brunst, PhD 
Search Committee Chair
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences 
160 Panzeca Way, ML0056
Cincinnati OH 45267-0056 
Email: kelly.brunst@uc.edu




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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