Loyola University Chicago (LUC), Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured epidemiology position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. This position is a 12-month appointment.
Parkinson School Highlights
Loyola University Chicago's Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health (est. 2019) is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through the health sciences and the promotion of health equity.
The Parkinson School is the academic home to four departments (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences), the Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR), the Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE), Loyola's participation in the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) and the COVID Equity Response Collaborative (CERCL).
Loyola University Chicago is best known as Chicago's Jesuit Catholic University. Recognizing Loyola's excellence, U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks it among the top national universities. Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Further, Loyola is one of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter.
At Loyola University Chicago, we are driven by our Jesuit tradition of social justice, our service to humanity, and our role as an institution of higher education to create a more equitable and sustainable future for our local and global communities.
To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/.
The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) is home to research and education programs on population health and health equity.
Faculty research interests include chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, health services and outcomes, vector control, and health behavior and health promotion. The department's research is often conducted in collaboration with community partners. As a small department in a new school, teamwork is essential and innovation is prized in pursuit of our mission, grounded in the Jesuit tradition of social justice, to prepare public health professionals through collaborative community-engaged education, ethical practice, research, and service to improve population health.
The department's educational programs include a Master of Public Health (established in 2009), Bachelor of Science in Public Health (c. 2019), a Clinical Research Methods and Epidemiology Master of Science (c. 2005), several joint degree programs and a graduate certificate. The MPH Program has an active enrollment of about 130 students, and offers three specializations: Epidemiology, Public Health Policy and Management, and Global Health Equity. The BSPH is a generalist degree, with approximately 90 students in the major. Our MPH and BSPH programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
The department is located on Loyola's Health Sciences Campus (HSC) in Chicago's western suburbs at the Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE), but offers its degree programs on both the HSC and Lake Shore Campus, as well as online.
Academic Duties and Responsibilities
Lead a robust research portfolio in a collaborative environment
Serve as PI/Co-I on multiple research projects
Lead and collaborate on manuscripts
Teach epidemiology courses each academic year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, both online and in-person, on both the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood and Lake Shore Campus in Chicago
Mentor graduate and undergraduate students on research methods, grant applications, and publications
Work with colleagues to enhance and improve existing programs and develop new academic ones, including a DrPH degree
Serve on University, school, departmental or other academic unit committees
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.