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Job Title: Chair, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Job Number: 003
Organization: East TN State University, College of Public Health
Posted: 8/3/2020
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Johnson City,  TN    USA
Compensation: Will be competitive with education and experience
Position Description: The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology seeks an energetic and visionary leader who will continue to grow the department in scale and impact. The department’s educational programs include the DrPH in Epidemiology, MPH in Epidemiology (with an online option), MPH in Biostatistics (with an online option), graduate certificates in Epidemiology and in Biostatistics (both with online options) and an undergraduate minor in Epidemiology. An overview of the department and its programs can be found on the departmental website: Significant opportunities exist for expanded departmental collaborations with university, state and regional partners.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a terminal degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, health research methods, medicine, social & behavioral science, or related discipline. Those without a degree in one of the aforementioned fields, but who have post-doctoral training in epidemiology or extensive relevant professional epidemiologic or biostatistics experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates should possess a professional history consistent with appointment to the rank of associate or full professor. Demonstrated academic, research or practice- related administrative and leadership experience is required. Significant experience with extramurally funded research and demonstrated commitment to mentorship of junior/mid-career faculty and graduate students is preferred. Graduates of ASPPH- member schools are encouraged to apply.

Applicant should submit 1) a cover letter describing their interest in the position and relevant research, teaching, practice and leadership experience, and 2) their curriculum vitae with contact information for three references. References will not be contacted until the applicant has discussed the position with the committee or its chairperson. Instructions for submitting the materials can be found at: Questions regarding the position and search can be sent to the search committee chairperson, Dr. Robert Pack at

Organization Description: The East Tennessee State University (ETSU) College of Public Health is seeking a nationally recognized leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. ETSU is a CEPH-accredited College of Public Health with a strong commitment to high quality teaching, research and service and a focus on interprofessional collaboration to improve the health status of the region, state and nation. The College is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). It is home to five centers and institutes focused on health improvement in the region and nation: the Addiction Science Center, the Center for Rural Health Research, the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation in Women’s Health, the Tennessee Public Health Training Center and the Tennessee Institute for Public Health. According to the U.S. News and World Report, in 2019 the college ranked in the top third of all schools and programs of public health and was among the top 10 in the Southern U.S.

Closing Date: 11/3/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Gina Osborne,  Chair, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Contact Location: 156 S. Dossett Drive
Lamb Hall, Room 104
Johnson City   TN  37614
United States
Contact Location: 156 S. Dossett Drive
  Lamb Hall, Room 104
  Johnson City   TN  37614
  United States
Contact Phone: 423-439-4597 4597
Contact Fax: 423-439-5238
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: On ETSU Human Resources website:

Additional Information: Questions regarding the position and search can be sent to the search committee chairperson, Dr. Robert Pack at

Web Site Delete Date: 11/3/2020