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Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (EEH)

Buffalo, New York ~ August 21, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York (SUNY), seeks a Chair for the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (EEH). The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (formerly Social and Preventive Medicine) is celebrating 100 years of contributions to the health of Buffalo, the region, the nation and the world. The Department has longstanding distinction and a rich history of epidemiologic research and education. In addition to Epidemiology, the department has two divisions, Environmental Health Sciences and Health Services Policy and Practice, and houses academic programs that include three M.P.H. programs (epidemiology, environmental health and health services administration) and M.S. and Ph.D. programs in epidemiology. The Department is part of the School of Public Health and Health Professions, which was founded in 2003 and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The University at Buffalo is the State University of New York's largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and is its primary center for professional education and training, as well as a member of the Association of American Universities.
We seek a Chair with a strong record of excellence in academic leadership and scholarly activity (including peer-reviewed extramurally funded epidemiologic, environmental health and/or health services research), and enthusiasm to grow the Department's academic and research programs. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in epidemiology or related discipline and/or an M.D. or other professional degree, with training in epidemiology and/or public health, or equivalent. Candidate will be at the rank of full professor or with demonstrated academic experience and scholarship to be appointable at the rank of full professor with tenure. A strong record of successful administrative leadership is desired. The candidate should also have experience in education and the ability to provide leadership for the educational program. Collaborative skills are essential. Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm and vision for advancing the department’s academic programs, research portfolio and service engagement. EEH is committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in research, education and service. Applications from individuals who will contribute to that diversity, including underrepresented groups are encouraged.The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health prides itself in its multidisciplinary faculty, with faculty research focused on chronic diseases (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, periodontal disease, diabetes, eye disease), environmental health, global health, infectious disease, women's health, genetics, nutrition, and health disparities. The Department has a history of strong collaborations with faculty from other departments in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, from other Schools in the UB Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Nursing, Dental Medicine, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), as well as with faculty from within and outside of the University at Buffalo. Faculty also collaborate with other regional affiliated institutions, including Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the Clinical Research Institute on Addictions, hospital systems, agencies and health departments in the western NY region. The School of Public Health and Health Professions is currently expanding with a new and growing undergraduate program in public health (established 2016). The University also claims other available resources which include large-scale University initiatives focused on interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement (e.g., a Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity; a Community of Excellence in the Genome, the Environment and the Microbiome; and the Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water (RENEW) initiative).
The University’s SPHHP is one of the only schools in the country to include both public health and health professions, providing faculty and students with unique opportunities for collaboration. For more information on UB SPHHP, please visit our website.The University at Buffalo is the State University of New York’s largest and most comprehensive research-intensive university and is its primary center for professional education and training. We are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UB provides a rich environment for collaborative interdisciplinary research with faculty within the SPHHP, as well as with faculty at other schools located in the Academic Health Center (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing), and faculty outside of the Academic Health Center, such as Social Work, Law, Architecture and Planning, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and others.
Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Known locally as the “City of Good Neighbors”, Buffalo has been named as one of the best cities in the US to live in. The city is undergoing a renaissance, with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and affordable cost of living. Buffalo-Niagara is a region of 1.2 million people, world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams. For more information about the city and the region, please click hereUniversity at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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