Academic Category & Field of Expertise: Healthcare: Other
Department / Position Website: https://www1.lehigh.edu/health
Position Description: – The new College of Health at Lehigh University invites applications for appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure or associate professor with tenure with responsibilities to advance education, research and service in population health–including epidemiology, biostatistics, community health, health innovation and technology, global health, social and behavioral health sciences, and health policy and management.
The mission of the College of Health (COH) at Lehigh University is to understand, preserve, and improve the health and well-being of populations and communities through excellence and innovation in education, research, and service. The College will prepare the next generation of innovative and diverse scientists and leaders in population health through cutting edge and innovative course work, distance learning, and experiential learning opportunities.
The COH seeks to recruit a diverse group of professionals (from the academic, public, or private sectors) whose work contributes vitally to improve population health. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in the fields of population, public health or health science field (including degrees in epidemiology, biostatistics, community health, health policy and management, health economics, or the social sciences (with a focus on health). The successful faculty candidate(s) will be expected to contribute to the research, educational, and service missions of the COH and the broader University. Candidates are expected to have and maintain strong records of high-quality scholarship and to have active, externally-funded programs of research in population health. High quality scholarship includes: evidence of external grant funding; demonstration of sustained success as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator; a strong record of peer-reviewed publications in top tiered journals; participation in national conference proceedings; and/or the development of patents or intellectual property. They will also contribute to teaching and mentoring in the COH, including courses and other modes of instruction for undergraduate and graduate students.
The Health, Science, and Technology (HST) Building is Lehigh University’s newest, state-of-the-art research facility and administrative home for the COH, slated for completion in 2021. The innovative, flexible, and sustainably-designed facility will advance Lehigh University’s academic research endeavors. The primary goals of the building are to encourage an interdisciplinary culture via maximized transparency and accountability; develop functional neighborhoods that create a model of intensity and productivity; engage the campus community by bringing the public into the building; and become the home for the College of Health.
The facility’s five floors will each provide environments that encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between occupants throughout the building. Flexible, open laboratories accommodate immediate expansion & contraction of research groups with minimal disruption. The open lab zones are comprising wet, damp, and dry labs.
How to apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will be conducted on a rolling basis until recruitments have been completed. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from women and minorities.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information of three references. These materials should be submitted online by accessing: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13669
For additional information please email [email protected]. and indicate the name of the specific position in the email.
Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation’s highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5000 undergraduates, 2000 graduate students and about 600 full time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Interested applicants are invited to visit the College of Health website: https://www1.lehigh.edu/health and the Path to Prominence website: https://www1.lehigh.edu/path-prominence. Information about Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at this website: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.html.