Epidemiology/Biostatistics in Health

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor
Job Institution: 
West Chester University
Job Description: 


Join a vibrant campus community at West Chester University whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s department of Health is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor in Health with expertise and experience in Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics to join our undergraduate public health/health promotion program and CEPH accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This 9-month tenure-track position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The starting date will be August, 2018.


Ability to teach graduate Research Methods, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, and undergraduate Research Methods, Population Health, Chronic and Communicable Diseases and other undergraduate public health courses, as needed.

Expectations of the position

Teach graduate Research Methods, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, and undergraduate Research Methods, Population Health, Chronic and Communicable Disease courses through distance education and face-to-face format with the possibility of teaching at a branch campus.  Teach other undergraduate public health courses, as needed. Engage in peer-reviewed scholarship that leads to publications and presentations. Advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students pertaining to academic curricula and professional careers. Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health/Public Health or related field. ABD (all but dissertation) in the disciplines identified at time of application will be considered with the expectation that all requirements for the doctoral degree will be completed by employment start date. An MPH or an MS in Biostatistics, Epidemiology or health related field is required. Applicants must successfully complete the interview process, teaching demonstration, and research presentation to be considered as a finalist. Three professional reference letters are to be provided with the application.  A commitment to learn online teaching software and teaching styles and deliver instruction via distance education to graduate and undergraduate students are essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience teaching graduate and/or undergraduate college-level public health courses in person and online preferred.

Special Instructions

  1. Cover letter expressing interest in the position
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.htm. Include email addresses for three references when applying in our system. Referees will automatically be sent an email with access to upload their letters of recommendation to our applicant tracking system.
  4. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (pdf suggested); official transcripts will be requested of those candidates invited for campus interview.

All offers or employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  Please submit the above documents as separate files in pdf. Applications from those who do not have a doctorate (or ABD) in one of the required fields will not be processed.

Applications are accepted online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. No fax, e-mail, or paper applications will be accepted.

Review of online applications will begin on January 30, 2018. The position is open until filled.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic plan, Building on Excellence (http://www.wcupa.edu/StrategicPlanning/).  West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.