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Job Title: Chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Job Number: 4564755
Organization: Tulane University
Posted: 9/8/2023
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New Orleans,  LA    USA
Position Description: Tulane University seeks an exceptional leader and scholar to serve as the next chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Working in close collaboration with the deans and other school leaders, the next chair will foster collaboration within the school and across Tulane University, building on Epidemiology’s historical strengths to inspire a diverse and expansive research enterprise. The chair will recruit and retain exceptional, diverse faculty, prioritize mentorship and professional development, and be a champion for student success.

The ideal candidate will have a robust record of extramural funding, demonstrable experience or potential for success in academic administration, and a proven commitment to advancing institutional equity, diversity and inclusion.

An earned doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related discipline is required. The chair must have an appropriate record of scholarship, teaching and service to meet the requirements for an appointment as Full Professor at the university.

To learn more, download a detailed leadership profile at tulaneepichair/.

The Department of Epidemiology plays a leading role in the improvement of public health through epidemiological research, education and professional service locally, nationally and globally. The department’s robust research agenda intersects a broad range of public health issues, bridging the basic sciences and clinical care.

Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the nation’s first school of public health, the leading institution of its kind in the Gulf Coast, and the No. 12 school of public health in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The school is distinguished by a strong focus on cardiovascular disease, health disparities, reproductive health, and disaster response and displacement.

Founded in 1834, Tulane University combines the best of a leading research institution with a strong commitment to high-quality education. Tulane strives to connect its mission and values to the needs of the communities it serves locally and globally. Among the top 2% of universities nationwide in terms of research, Tulane is considered one of the top universities in the South and consistently ranked among the nation’s best. WittKieffer is assisting Tulane University with this search. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Application materials can be submitted using WittKieffer’s Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang and Sarah Seavey at

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer committed to maintaining a non- discriminatory, diverse work and learning environment. Tulane does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status (or any other classification protected by applicable law) in any of its programs, activities, or employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Tulane encourages all qualified candidates to apply. The university intentionally seeks candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of tomorrow.


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Closing Date: 12/8/2023
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Contact Name: Philip Tang and Sarah Seavey,  Chair, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
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