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Chairperson of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University invites applications for Chairperson of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics to provide strategic and academic leadership. Michigan State University, the nation’s original land-grant university had total research expenditures of $700 M, including $434 M in external funding (2017). The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is one of the premier research units in the college, with an annual research expenditure of $6 M.

The Department's research mission is to conduct epidemiologic investigations of local, national and international public health importance. The department has over twenty epidemiologists and biostatisticians with expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, communicable diseases, neuro-epidemiology, social epidemiology, psychiatric and substance use disorders and reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. Methodological interests include causal inference, survival analysis, health services research, computational genetics, longitudinal data analyses, missing data, comparative effectiveness research and cost-effectiveness analysis. International collaborations include colleagues in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, the Caribbean and Scandinavia. The department offers MSc and PhD degrees in both epidemiology and biostatistics, teaches epidemiology to medical students and has an undergraduate teaching program. For more information about the department, please visit www.epi.msu.edu.

Michigan State University provides a wealth of resources including four health colleges (Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing), a Division of Public Health, active collaborations with a research-oriented state health department and an established network of community-based clinical partners. The university leads several large-scale environmental health projects, including those related to the Flint Water Crisis. The department is the lead unit for the five-institution Michigan component of the NIH ECHO (Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes) project, and has research collaborations with the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids as well as many other universities and institutions.

The Chair is expected to be an innovative and visionary leader who will promote the continued growth of the department and inspire scholarship at all levels, while influencing the growth and direction of population health sciences at the university level. Through strong leadership, the Chair will be responsible for advancing the quality and scope of research, teaching and service activities of the department. The Chair will foster a productive team-based approach to research and education both within the department and across the college and university, and will be an effective advocate for faculty. We seek an individual who is a strategic thinker with the administrative skills to oversee a complex department, including financial acumen to oversee the budget, excellent communication skills, a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion, and outstanding mentorship abilities to help enable faculty success through the promotion and tenure process. The position includes a tenure system faculty appointment in the department at the level of professor.

For more information, contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Bengt B. Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, MScEPI, barnetz@hc.msu.edu, (313) 310-6123 with the subject line: “Epi & Biostats Chair”.

Tenure System Faculty Positions in Neuroepidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics invites applications for tenured or tenure-system positions (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in the area of neuroepidemiology. Multiple tenure-system appointments are now available with competitive salaries and generous start-up packages that are supported by state general funds (i.e., “hard-funded”). Successful candidate(s) will have demonstrated scholarship in population-level cognitive health during aging, and/or the epidemiology of age-related neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, vascular dementia). Given the multifactorial nature of most neurodegenerative disorders of aging, scholars from diverse but complementary scientific backgrounds (e.g., biostatistics, clinical scientists, genomics and other -omics, psychology, neuroimaging) are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to develop extramurally funded research programs on neurodegenerative conditions, teach epidemiology, biostatistics and/or related courses in their respective areas of expertise, as well as provide mentorship to trainees.

MSU faculty have a national/international reputation in research related to age-related cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke in diverse populations. Joint appoints in clinical and basic research departments are possible.

Requirements: Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD or equivalent) with demonstrated expertise and sponsored scholarship in the epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases.

Applications will be accepted until these positions are filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2017. Include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a 2-page statement of scholarly activities, research and teaching philosophy. Upon request, candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to Jill Hamilton (jhamilton@epi.msu.edu).

Psychiatric and Drug Dependence Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenured or tenure-system faculty position (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) intended to strengthen our existing NIH research and research training programs in psychiatric and drug dependence epidemiology. This position offers a vibrant NIH-oriented university environment, a competitive salary, and a start-up package, supported by state general funds. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity for field-driving epidemiological studies on at least one of the syndromes in the top rank of global disease burdens (e.g., mood disorders, schizophrenia) or drug dependence, with career goals that encompass epidemiology and prevention research supported by pertinent NIH agencies (especially NIDA, NIAAA, and NIMH). The successful candidate will be expected to become a partner and leader of extramurally funded research and T32 research training programs based in the department, teach and mentor general epidemiology graduate and medical school students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as to recruit and mentor trainees in the faculty member’s own areas of specialization. Adjunct appointments in clinical and basic research departments are possible.

Requirements: Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD or equivalent) with demonstrated expertise and sponsored scholarship as outlined above.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date in 2018. Candidates should apply on-line. Include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a 2-page statement of scholarly activities, research and teaching philosophy and contact information for three references (applicant will be notified prior to contacting references). Questions regarding the position should be addressed to: Search Committee Coordinator, Mary Ann Vigil, vigil@msu.edu

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.