Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Internal Number: 21006261
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) is accepting applications for the position of Tenured Professor & Chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases & Microbiology (IDM).
As one of Pitt Public Health’s original four departments, IDM has built a strong foundation in infectious diseases. The Chair will lead the transdisciplinary faculty, staff, and students into a new era of discovery encompassing pandemic science, climate and health, One Health, and global health. This expanded focus will highlight the existing strengths of the department in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, influenza, Zika, Dengue, Yellow Fever, Rift Valley Fever, tick-borne disease and COVID-19. Furthermore, the Chair will drive broad collaboration on sustainability, preparedness, and pandemic science across a continuum from bench to clinical to population and community health. The Chair will foster an intellectual space that supports multiple diverse perspectives and approaches to the effective prevention and control of infectious diseases among populations around the globe.
The new IDM Chair will contribute directly to a reimagined IDM department focus, bringing a dynamic vision of the importance of global public health in the 21st century. The department is uniquely situated within a school of public health and a world class university to look towards the future and help prevent future pandemics by conducting relevant research and training the next generation of public health leaders and other health professionals in infectious diseases and pandemic science, climate, and One health.
The Chair is expected to play a prominent role in the local and global biomedical and population- based research and education and in community practice by: a) expanding the already rich global infectious diseases scope of the Department to encompass pandemic science, climate, and One health; b) increasing local collaborations within the department, across the school of public health, with other University of Pittsburgh schools such as the Swanson School of Engineering, and with external stakeholders such as State and local health departments and related agencies; c) increasing collaborative research and training opportunities with national and global health organizations; and d) leveraging the community’s many strengths and resources to accomplish the department’s mission locally and globally.
The ideal candidate will possess:
A strategic vision for short- and long-term development of the department that supports the goals of Pitt Public Health and the University of Pittsburgh, defining the future of the field through impact on climate change and emerging / re-emerging pathogens.
An outstanding track record of expertise through grants, publications, mentoring and engagement in pandemic science, climate, One Health, infectious disease, and global health.
Transdisciplinary expertise in research translation, community engagement and innovation in research, teaching, and service.
A demonstrated record in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Engagement through grants, advances in faculty and student achievement, and experience working with diverse populations.
Knowledge and experience in educational programs and training of graduate students and advanced mentoring of interprofessional, basic- and population science trained individuals (masters, PhD, postdoc, and faculty).
A successful record of leadership, management, and fundraising through vision, implementation, and evidence-based evaluation.
A shared commitment to the core values of communication, collaboration, innovation, action, and equity.
The Chair is a full-time faculty position. Applicants (PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent) must have a distinguished record of research, teaching, service, and academic accomplishments that meet the criteria of the tenured professor level. Experience in administration of externally supported research and training centers is desirable. Resources are available for trans- and intra-departmental program development, faculty recruitment and cross campus collaborations.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicant should apply through requisition #21006261 at www.join.pitt.edu. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 2 page summary stating professional accomplishments. Review of applications will commence upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.
Reporting to the Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, the Chair will lead 17 primary faculty, 17 secondary faculty, Postdoctoral Researchers, Predoctoral Researchers, Masters and Undergraduate students, and staff. The Department’s vision is to improve population health around the globe through Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases. Our graduate students choose from these degree programs: Doctor of philosophy (PhD), Master of science (MS) and Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in either: Infectious disease Pathogenesis,Eradication, and Laboratory practice, (PEL) or Infectious disease Management, Intervention, andCommunity Practice (MIC). Our undergraduate students are awarded a Bachelor's of Science in Public Health (BSPH). The Department is one of the few dedicated to the study of infectious diseases that is located at an accredited school of public health. The department’s faculty collaborate with investigators at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Center for Vaccine Research. In addition, IDM faculty work closely with the PA Department of Health and Allegheny County Health Department. For further information and details about the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology go to http://www.idm.pitt.edu
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Applicant should apply through requisition #21006261 at www.join.pitt.edu. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 2 page summary stating professional accomplishments. Review of applications will commence upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.
Infectious diseases are at the root of some of the world’s most pressing public health issues. The Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (IDM) in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has a long and distinguished history as a leader in graduate education, cutting-edge research, community intervention, and health provider education in infectious diseases. A major component of our mission involves training the next generation of scientists and public health professionals to join in the effort to reduce the impact of infectious diseases worldwide. Our department’s extensive research, community intervention, education, and training programs provide you with a dynamic educational experience and are key to your achieving your professional goals.The mission of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology is to conduct research, teaching, and service that will enhance the control of infectious diseases in the human population.