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Assistant Professor in Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID351991
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyAcademic
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9403
Employee ClassInstr Fac/TC and Coord Cmp
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Primary research responsibilities will be to develop an independent program of research in the areas listed below that dovetails with and expands upon the expertise represented among current faculty. It is expected that the successful candidates will both lead their own research efforts and collaborate with other faculty as co-investigators on new grant initiatives. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching courses within the PhD or MPH programs in Epidemiology, or the MS program in Clinical Research. Advising masters, doctoral and post-doctoral students is also expected.The Division provides a rich and collaborative environment for the investigation of cardiovascular disease and related areas, in one of the largest Academic Health Centers in the U.S. Current Division research in cardiovascular epidemiology includes a robust blend of observational studies (e.g., ARIC, MESA, CARDIA), pharmacoepidemiology and interventional investigations (e.g., mGlide hypertension control RCT, Stand & Move at Work group randomized trial) aimed at improving public health and engaging a multidisciplinary integration of epidemiology, biology and behavioral science. The Division also has a long-standing institutional training grant that supports pre- and post-doctoral training in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention. University-wide ties exist with the Medical School (e.g., Lillehei Heart Institute, Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology and others). Cross-disciplinary collaborations are encouraged.Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and background.

The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of cardiovascular disease.We are particularly interested in Epidemiologists (e.g., PhD or MD) who have research and teaching experience in one or preferably more of the following domains: Biology, etiology and impact of cardiovascular disease or its risk factors Prevention and risk modeling of cardiovascular disease broadly and particularly in underrepresented and/or diverse populations (e.g., by ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, income) Clinical epidemiology of cardiovascular disease including outcomes research, guideline and policy implications, pharmacoepidemiology or implementation science Development of innovative and rigorous research methods applicable to cardiovascular diseaseRequirements include an earned academic or professional doctorate. Highly desirable characteristics include evidence of potential for obtaining independent external research funding, teaching epidemiology or clinical research methods in a large and diverse academic institution, effective collaboration, and experience in anti-racist or health equity work.
About the Department

The Division of Division of Epidemiology and Community Health is the largest unit in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. With over 40 primary faculty, over 300 graduate students and approximately $26 million annually in sponsored research grants, the Division plays a major role in the School. The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health has a distinguished record of research and teaching. The educational program includes majors in Epidemiology, Community Health Education, Maternal/Child Health, Public Health Nutrition and Clinical Research. The Division offers programs leading to the MPH, MS and PhD degrees.

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and CV. If you have questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Members Drs. Pamela Lutsey at or Ryan Demmer .Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.This position will remain open until filled.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an applicant's record working with individuals from historically marginalized backgrounds, and experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to success in an academic environment. SPH seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce; we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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