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Indiana University Bloomington
  • Position Number: 4905395
  • Location: Bloomington, IN
  • Position Type: Medicine

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (IU SPH-B) invites applications for the position of Chair and Tenured Full Professor. We are seeking applicants with strong research, leadership, and administrative records, who value our dual disciplines of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the interdisciplinary space between them, and who will be champions for faculty, student, and staff success.

Individuals are sought who will contribute multidisciplinary perspectives, conceptual and methodological diversity, and research leadership and mentoring strengths to the Department's efforts toward academic excellence in research and to teach approaches for primordial, primary, secondary, and tertiary disease prevention in order to ultimately improve public health in Indiana and beyond. This 12-month appointment would ideally start July 1, 2024 although a different hire date is possible. Applications received by January 15, 2024 will receive priority consideration however, additional applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Multiple recently created endowed professorships and chairs are available in the IU SPH-B. Although the Department Chair position is not formally coupled to an endowed chair or professorship, it is anticipated that the successful candidate for the department chair position would also be competitive for one such title.

Responsibilities: The chair will provide inspirational and practical leadership for research, teaching, and service; manage the budget and secure financial resources to meet program objectives; actively assist with fundraising activities; represent the department on external committees and to groups; oversee the department's undergraduate and graduate teaching programs and Biostatistics Consulting Center; recruit and mentor outstanding faculty, staff, and students; and facilitate productive interaction among faculty, staff, students, and alumni. It is expected that the successful candidate will work closely with the dean to further the school's goals and research mission.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or a closely related field, ideally from an accredited school of public health or related educational institution. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for a senior career level, including extramurally funded research as a principal investigator, current funding or strong potential to secure external funding, the ability to collaborate across disciplines, and a positive team spirit. Finally, candidates are expected to reside in Bloomington, Indiana to permit full engagement with the department, school, campus, and community.

About Indiana University Bloomington: Founded in 1820, Indiana University-Bloomington (IUB) is the flagship campus of Indiana University. Located in Bloomington, IN., IUB constantly strives to embody its mission to create, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge. It does so through its commitments to cutting-edge research, scholarship, arts, and creative activity; inspired and challenging undergraduate, graduate, professional, and lifelong educational programs; meaningful experiences outside the classroom; expansive global educational opportunities while fostering a culturally diverse campus environment; first-rate library and museum collections; and far-reaching economic development and impact in the state and region.

IUB is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. With over 47,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the campus has 16 degree-granting colleges and schools offering 300+ undergraduate majors, 300+ Master's degrees, and 150+ doctoral and professional degree opportunities. Known for its Indiana limestone facades and green spaces throughout, IUB is widely considered one of the country's most beautiful college campuses. The School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) is located in the heart of the IUB campus and comprises five collaborative academic departments with over 200 faculty and staff, including one of the most diverse faculties of any school of public health in the nation, with 37.1% of current tenure-track/tenured faculty being underrepresented minorities. In 2022, IUB was honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award.

Indiana University provides IU SPH-B faculty outstanding teaching and research support through programs like the IU Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (F.A.C.E.T.); extensive research development and research administrative support through the Office of the Vice President for Research; and innovative collaborations with organizations like the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the IU School of Medicine (IUSM) and Regenstrief Institute's Center for Aging Research, and the IUSM's Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, and the IU Bloomington's Environmental Resilience Institute. In addition to outstanding programs like these, exciting things are happening in medical sciences at IUB with the opening of the IU Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington and significant synergy in cross departmental collaborations in areas like environmental impacts on human health, nutrition and aging. The School has strong connections to Indiana University School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing, Informatics and Computing, Art & Design, Public and Environmental Affairs, and the soon to be Indiana University Indianapolis Fairbanks School Public Health, along with Purdue University programs in Pharmacy and Engineering. IU SPH-B continues its rapid expansion embracing a comprehensive and holistic approach to promoting health and wellbeing within the research, teaching and service aspects of our mission. With an emphasis on high quality and impactful research and an embracement of the importance of diversity and inclusion across all our academic endeavors - there has never been a more exciting time to join our growing faculty.

Nestled in the rolling hills of south-central Indiana, and home to 85,000 residents, the city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with many of the amenities of a large city. From off-Broadway plays and musicals, the LOTUS World Festival of Music, quick access to 250,000 acres of public recreation lands, outstanding public schools and a reasonable cost of living, Bloomington offers much to all.

For more information about the SPH-B and Indiana University Bloomington, visit:

School of Public Health-Bloomington: Indiana University Bloomington:

SPH-B Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Application Procedure: Please provide a 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter no longer than 5 pages in length summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position, which includes your managerial and leadership philosophy, managerial and leadership experience, managerial and leadership training in preparation to Chair a Department, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests, and a diversity statement. If selected as a finalist, we will additionally request a list of six (6) references; references will be contacted if you are selected for a finalist interview/job offer. Interested candidates should submit applications at

Before a conditional offer of employment is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate's eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.

Questions about the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to Dave Archer at or via postal mail at Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Search & Screen Committee, School Public Health- Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801. Questions regarding the position may be directed to NiCole Keith, Executive Associate Dean,

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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