The Ohio State University in Ohio

Deadline April 30, 2014
Date Posted January 14, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is seeking an innovative leader and scholar to chair its Division of Epidemiology. The division currently consists of nine full-time faculty members, five joint faculty members and approximately twenty courtesy faculty members. Research areas include infectious diseases, cardiovascular, nutrition and cancer epidemiology; injury prevention and control; and tobacco control. These areas involve existing partnerships with several colleges including the Colleges of Arts & Sciences; Food, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences; Medicine; and Veterinary Medicine, as well as Ohio States Institute for Population Research.


The successful chair candidate will provide senior leadership and vision in the development and application of epidemiology within the College of Public Health and other colleges at Ohio State, communities in Ohio, and globally. This position requires academic credentials consistent with appointment as professor in the Division of Epidemiology with tenure in the College of Public Health. The candidate is expected to provide active leadership for the divisions diverse and expanding research program, recruit and mentor faculty, direct an innovative epidemiology training program for undergraduate and graduate students, collaborate in research initiatives with other investigators both within and outside of the College of Public Health, and manage the divisions resources. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of administrative experience and have a strong and distinguished record of scholarly research, teaching and mentoring.


The College of Public Health is Ohios first and only accredited college of public health. It is one of seven health sciences colleges on the same campus, more than any other university in the U.S. The college includes five academic divisions, four centers of outreach and engagement, four graduate degree programs with several specializations, and an undergraduate major and minor. The college is ranked 20th of all schools of public health nationally by US News & World Report, and its health administration program is ranked 14th. First established in 1995 as part of the College of Medicine, the University Board of Trustees created the College of Public Health in 2007. Specializations within the college include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, health services management and policy, veterinary public health, and clinical and translational science.


The Ohio State University is ranked by US News & World Report as the states best public university and 16th nationally. Ohio State has increased its total research expenditures by 25.5 percent over the last five years. The university is ranked 14th of 912 universities in research expenditures and 9th for public universities by the National Science Foundation. Ohio State offers 175 majors and 12,000 courses to 64,000 students, including 50,000 undergraduates. Unique institutional strengths include the resources of 14 colleges, a nationally ranked academic medical center, and the recently announced Discovery Themes from which 500 tenure-track faculty are to be recruited over a 10-year period.


Applications will be accepted immediately and will be considered until the search has concluded.

Applicants are asked to prepare a single pdf file that contains a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, and copies of five recent publications.  Finalist candidates will be asked to supply letters of recommendation. Send the pdf file by email to

To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. An EEO/AA employer. 

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