The Department of Epidemiology in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health (FSPH) is looking for scholars who will contribute to our commitment to engage the city, state, nation and beyond through teaching, research and service, in consideration of the rich diversity of our campus and city as we prepare our graduates to enter and lead in an increasingly complex world.
The Department is currently recruiting a full-time (12-month) faculty member, to serve as a Visiting Lecturer. The primary responsibility is teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, the Visiting Lecturer will be responsible for advising and mentoring students in the department of epidemiology. It is further anticipated the Visiting Lecturer will support research in collaboration with colleagues in the department and school. This position will further represent the department and school on various school, campus, and external committees relevant to the BSPH and MPH programs. Moreover, it is expected that the Visiting Lecturer will work closely with other departments in the school, including other lecturers and those responsible for student advising, recruitment, general marketing, and other student services. Other service activities will include high school visits and guest lectures to promote department and school programs.
The Department of Epidemiology is currently experiencing rapid growth in both graduate and undergraduate students seeking degrees in epidemiology from an accredited institution. A successful candidate will possess formal education (MPH or other relevant graduate degree) and practical experience as an epidemiologist. This includes, but is not limited to, experience designing or conducting epidemiological studies in a public health setting and strong data management skills. The Fairbanks School of Public Health is further home to an innovative program in public health informatics, including courses and research involving advanced analytics. Preference will be given to candidates with informatics knowledge and experience, including syndromic surveillance.
Ideal candidates will have teaching experience as well as experience in course development. Ideal candidates will also have strong research skills and a potential research interest or expertise that could potentially bring external funding to our school as well as practical experience in the classroom.
About the School and Department: The mission of FSPH is to cultivate innovative, interdisciplinary, community engaged education, research and service and prepare leaders in public health and health care. Health is defined as the capacity to develop full human potential, not simply the absence of disease. In promoting the health of communities, FSPH emphasizes the prevention of disease and injury and recognizes the interconnectedness of the physical environment and ecosystem to the health of the community. Established in 2012, FSPH is fully accredited by CEPH and offers three PhD programs, an MPH with five concentrations, an MHA program, several graduate degrees, and BS degrees in Health Services Management and Public Health. Prior to 2012, the School was a department within the IU School of Medicine. Long-standing collaborations are in place with key community entities, including the Indiana State Health Department, the Marion County Public Health Department, the Regenstrief Institute, and a wide variety of community organizations and industry partners.
The Department of Epidemiology possesses a strong track record in NIH-funded research as well as extramural research funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Indiana State Department of Health, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The department's faculty are national and international experts in cancer, genetics, coronary heart disease, diabetes, nutrition, public health informatics, and public health practice.
About the Campus: FSPH is located on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis, Indiana. The IUPUI campus is the focal point of health sciences research and health professions education at IU, which includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and School of Dentistry. The IUPUI campus is also home to the Regenstrief Institute, an internationally respected health services and informatics research organization recognized for its role in improving quality of care, increasing efficiency of healthcare delivery, preventing medical errors and enhancing patient safety.
The IU Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center, part of the IU Health System, is Indiana's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center that provides patient care, and is one of only 69 in the nation. The IU Health System, headquartered at IUPUI, includes 17 hospitals and multiple clinics throughout the state with 2.7 million patient encounters annually. The FSPH also has strong ties with multiple other hospital systems throughout the state and region.
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