Tenure Earning Associate Professor - Public Health, Global Infectious Diseases

Tampa, Florida
October 30 2020
Job Opening ID 26025
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Seeking to accelerate our vision to be the exemplar catalyst for innovation and advancement of the profession of public health, locally and globally, the University of South Florida College of Public Health invites applications for a faculty position of Associate Professor with tenure to join our internationally recognized global infectious diseases research team.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic faculty actively engaged in shaping the future of public health through innovative curricula, transformational research, and community partnerships designed to create a positive collective impact on health. We seek an individual with a doctoral degree and current external research funding in the area of global emerging infectious diseases, molecular parasitology, or disease ecology that will support graduate and post-doctoral training in the area of global and planetary health.  In addition, we seek a candidate with a willingness to take a leadership role in shaping and guiding the future of the College’s Center for Global Health Infectious Diseases Research and to work closely with the USF Genomics Program to support a broad-based interdisciplinary public health research program.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

With more than 16,000 employees, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of all employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged, and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities.  We also offer a first-class benefits package that includes medical, dental, and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program, and generous leave programs, and more. To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

Part of USF Health, the USF College of Public Health was founded in 1984 as the first college of public health in Florida and consists of a multidisciplinary faculty of 84 scholars, professionals, and leaders serving the educational needs of more than 4,500 students in bachelors, master’s and doctoral degree programs. COPH is organized into four Strategic Areas: Global and Planetary Health; Interdisciplinary Science and Practice; Policy, Practice, and Leadership; and Population Health Science. Our faculty select their strategic area of interest and are encouraged to engage in transdisciplinary research and teaching with faculty from across the college. We are transforming curricula and degree programs at all levels; we are engaged in translational research and the translation of that research to practice; and we are committed to public health workforce and systems development, locally and around the world.  As part of the Center for Global Health Infectious Disease Research and the USF Genomics Program, the selected faculty candidate will engage with and enjoy many active collaborative relationships with our colleagues across colleges of the University.  See the COPH website at http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/ to learn more about our dynamic and innovative faculty and College.

USF Tampa is located in a dynamic and growing metropolitan area of over three million residents and offers a wide range of cultural, artistic, athletic, and recreational activities, excellent public schools, close proximity to Gulf of Mexico beaches, and an affordable cost of living.

Minimum qualifications:  Doctoral degree in science, medicine, public health, or related field; five years of continuous and productive accomplishment as an Assistant Professor or equivalent at a University or research institution; a record of excellence in independent research and scholarship in the areas of emerging infectious diseases, molecular parasitology or disease ecology, supported by current competitive external funding and substantial and sustained publications; a record of excellence in teaching, including a clearly defined teaching philosophy, participation on thesis and/or dissertation committees and successful direction of the work of master’s and doctoral candidates;  a record of substantial contribution of service to the University, profession, and community; and, demonstrated ability to fulfill the expectation of collegiality and participation as a citizen of the University.

Preferred qualifications: An established record in doctoral and post-doctoral level training; teaching experience at the graduate level in one or more of the areas of emerging infectious/communicable disease, molecular parasitology, or disease ecology; a vision of one’s role in the college’s future; and, a demonstrated ability to work within a diverse and interdisciplinary environment.

Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled. Review of complete applications will begin November 30, 2020.


Salary & Benefits:  Nationally competitive salary with excellent benefits.

To apply:  Candidates must complete an online application for Job Opening ID 26025 and upload the documents listed below to be considered for this position.  Documents to be uploaded with the application include a letter of application addressing the advertised minimum and preferred qualifications for the position to which applying, a CV, and a list of three references. Review of application will not begin until all required documents are uploaded into Careers. References will not be contacted without notifying applicants in advance.