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The Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health (Zilber School) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee was founded in 2009 with an explicit commitment to social and environmental justice. Initiated by a powerful combination of academic leaders, community advocates and investors, and local officials, the Zilber School strives to become an innovative, interdisciplinary, ‘next generation’ School of Public Health. Our School values excellence in education, research, and leadership, and promotes participatory community engagement, strategies and policies, all to foster transformational change for improving health and health equity. Ours is the newest school at the UW System’s major metropolitan campus, which is a Carnegie-designated Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution undergoing dynamic growth toward expanded research excellence.
We seek ten faculty members across all levels to join us in developing novel, transdisciplinary research, education, and practice programs that integrate divergent theoretical, epistemological, methodological and pedagogical approaches to improve overall population health and promote social and health equity. We have openings for scholars with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health policy/administration, and environmental/occupational health. In valuing equity, we aim to develop a faculty cohort with gender balance and that reflects the social and racial/ethnic diversity of the communities we serve. We will hire a strategic mix of talented junior and senior faculty, with rank and salary commensurate with the candidate’s credentials.All positions will be 100% hard-funded tenure-track (Assistant Professor) or tenured (Associate or Full Professor) 9-month academic year appointments, with attractive benefits and start up packages, and the opportunity to generate summer salary.
Successful candidates will join our founding faculty in preparing the Zilber School to become Wisconsin’s first nationally-accredited School of Public Health. Zilber School faculty are leading emerging research programs that address public health and health equity from the molecular to the societal levels. Current disciplinary expertise spans epigenetics; developmental neurobiology and immunotoxicology; social and environmental epidemiology; statistical genetics; public health bioinformatics; social and behavioral sciences; maternal and child health; and public health law and policy (see http://publichealth.uwm.edu).
The Zilber School currently offers Master’s of Public Health (MPH) and PhD degrees in Environmental and Occupational Health and in Community and Behavioral Health Promotion. Additional PhD programs in Public Health Policy and in Epidemiology are being planned. Remaining core MPH concentrations in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health Policy/Administration are under development.Undergraduate education and certificate programs will be expanded, and joint degrees are anticipated.
The Zilber School’s newly completed, five-story LEED-certified main facility near downtown provides ample space for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and anchors one of Milwaukee’s transforming historic neighborhoods. We are establishing innovative practice partnerships, beginning with the City of Milwaukee Health Department, a local academic health department co-located in our new facility. Additional approved dedicated wet laboratories on the main UW-Milwaukee campus will provide complementary space for cutting-edge, laboratory-based public health research.
Milwaukee is a vibrant, diverse urban area on the shores of Lake Michigan with easy access to beaches, a thriving cultural scene, an expansive urban parks system, and hundreds of miles of bike lanes and paths. There is great enthusiasm within the Milwaukee area for promoting public health and systems change. Opportunities for collaborative research and practice across institutions and sectors abound, including major initiatives around improving birth outcomes and healthier food systems.
All candidates must possess a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, JD, etc.) in a relevant core public health field or related discipline at the time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered for assistant professor positions. We seek exceptional scholars with strong publication and extramural funding records (or promise thereof for new scholars), evidence of teaching excellence, and commitment to building collaborative partnerships. All areas of expertise within the disciplines described above will be considered; priority will be given to candidates whose research and teaching areas complement existing faculty interests and who share our aspirations for the Zilber School. Successful candidates will be expected to teach and mentor culturally and socially diverse future public health researchers and practitioners; develop and/or expand their own externally-funded research program; and collaborate effectively with academic colleagues and community partners.
Applicants must apply online. Online submission materials must include (a) a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, (b) a full CV, (c) a research statement describing most significant contributions and current and future research activities, (d) a teaching statement describing approach, experience and evidence of teaching excellence, and (e) contact information for three professional references. The anticipated start date for these positions is August 19, 2013, with other start dates negotiable. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2012, and will continue until all positions are filled.
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