Purdue University — Faculty Position in Public Health

Faculty Position in Public Health at Purdue University
Associate/Full Professor

The Position

The Department of Public Health in the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) seeks applicants for a new faculty position in public health at the associate or full professor level. This will be an academic year appointment. The expertise of the candidate should be in public health or a closely related field; the candidate’s duties will be to complement and/or strengthen active areas of research, teaching, and engagement activity in the department (https://hhs.purdue.edu/research/departmental-research/department-of-public-health-research/), as well as support the college’s signature areas including Developmental Health and Wellness, Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity, and Sustainable and Thriving Communities and Organizations. (https://hhs.purdue.edu/about-hhs/hhs-strategic-vision/)

Applicants must hold a doctorate in public health or a closely related field.  Applicants at the associate professor level should have demonstrated success in research (as evidenced by publication record and extramural funding), teaching, service, and experience in mentoring faculty and students. Applicants at the full professor level should have an active and sustained record of extramurally funded independent research, teaching experience, service to the profession, and a successful history of mentoring faculty and students.  We view diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential to our mission as a department, and applicants having a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their research, teaching, and/or service are preferred.

The Department of Public Health at Purdue University
The overall mission of the Department of Public Health is to conduct the highest caliber research in public health, to educate students in a diverse and inclusive environment, and to promote health through engagement with the public. The department is committed to providing exceptional undergraduate and graduate education and currently has approximately over 150 undergraduate students and 230 graduate students. Degree programs include the BS, MS, online MHA, and PhD in Public Health, as well as CEPH-accredited MPH and online MPH.

The fast-growing and dynamic Department of Public Health is the newest unit in the College of Health and Human Sciences, which comprises nine departments, including Nursing, Nutrition Science, Health Sciences (which includes environmental health), Human Development and Family Studies, and Psychological Sciences. It is the third-largest college at Purdue with over 350 faculty and more than 6000 students. Opportunities for collaboration exist across all units and throughout the campus. Further, opportunities for professional development/pilot funding exist within the NIH-supported CTSI (www.indianactsi.org), Women’s Global Health Institute (https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/WGHI/),  the A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise and Nutrition (https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hk/ismail/), Discovery Park (www.purdue.edu/discoverypark), the Center on Aging and the Life Course (www.purdue.edu/aging), the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (https://www.purdue.edu/research/rche/), the Center for Health Equity and Innovation (https://cheqi.pharmacy.purdue.edu/), the Health Equity Initiatives Champions Program (https://www.purdue.edu/provost/health/champion.html), and over 100 other Centers at Purdue (www.purdue.edu/research/centers-institutes-cores/list.php). 

Purdue University, Indiana’s land grant institution, is located in West Lafayette, IN. Campus enrollment is over 50,000 students. US News & World Report (2023) ranked Purdue as a Top Ten Most Innovative University in America, and the Greater Lafayette area was recently ranked #1 among the 200 largest metro areas in the US for career opportunities (https://www.wlfi.com/community/greater-lafayette-ranked-1st-for-career-opportunities/article_9f8d8fe4-3a08-11ed-bf53-d3b840e5e3ba.html). 

Application Procedure
Applications should be submitted to: https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/22688/ and must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete CV, (3) a statement of research describing experience and future directions, (4) a statement of teaching and mentoring which describes experience and philosophy, (5) the Diversity and Inclusion Statement, and (6) at least three names of references with contact information. 

Purdue University’s Department of Public Health is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  

Purdue University, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and the Department of Public Health are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Nominations and inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Jill Moss (jkmoss@purdue.edu). Review of applications will begin November 30, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will start in August 2023 or a future date subject to negotiation. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.