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University of Michigan School of Public Health
Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in Risk Science

The University of Michigan Risk Science Center (http://www.sph.umich.edu/riskcenter) is seeking applicants for two tenure track positions, to be appointed at the Assistant Professor level in the School of Public Health (SPH). The Risk Science Center is a growing cross-disciplinary center dedicated to fostering new thinking, new understanding and new tools to support evidence-informed and socially relevant decisions on both emergent and extant risks to public health. As the center develops, the appointed faculty will be expected to make a significant contribution to its future direction and impact. Candidates are sought from a wide range of backgrounds who have a strong and proven interest in risk science, and who have an ability to work synergistically across disciplines.

Position: Successful candidates will join a growing group of core faculty at the University of Michigan exploring new integrative approaches to addressing risks to human health, and translating research into tools, resources, and policy frameworks that support informed decision-making on risks to human health. Each new hire will hold a primary academic appointment within one of the School of Public Health’s five departments – Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Health Education, or Health Management and Policy. Secondary appointments, either within SPH or with other units at the University, are possible. Appointees will engage fully with the activities of their department but will also contribute substantially to activities associated with the Risk Science Center, including developing and engaging with cross-department and cross-disciplinary research, teaching, and communication/outreach. Candidates will be expected to develop their own areas of research specialization, and to obtain competitive research funding.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctorate (e.g., PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH) in a field related to public health and risk science, demonstrate evidence of independent and collaborative research potential, demonstrate interest and ability in teaching at the graduate level, and have a record of peer reviewed publications and presentations commensurate with experience and rank. We are open with regard to disciplinary and methodological specialization; successful candidates could be from the social or natural sciences or professional schools, and conduct qualitative or quantitative research. Given the nature of the Risk Science Center, applications are encouraged from backgrounds that are relevant to new and integrative approaches to identifying, assessing, analyzing, managing, communicating, and/or governing risks to human health. In particular, candidates are sought who have the potential to work synergistically across disciplines and to think innovatively about new challenges, while being grounded in evidence-informed decision-making.

The School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Salary/Benefits: The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.

Applications: Applications should be submitted electronically as a PDF containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research interests, relevance of experience to risk science and teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three persons who can provide letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted via email to hildiris@umich.edu, Attn: Hilda McDonald, Search Committee Coordinator, University of Michigan Risk Science Center. Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until suitable candidates are found. A start date on or before September 1, 2011 is anticipated.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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