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Associate or Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health (Human & Planetary Health)

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Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine, Doerr School of Sustainability

Associate or Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health (Human & Planetary Health)
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Stanford University School of Medicine

The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Stanford School of Medicine seeks faculty members at the Associate or Full Professor level for an exciting new role focused on Epidemiology and Human & Planetary Health. The faculty position will hold a primary appointment in the School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. This position will have a leadership role in Stanford’s new Center in Human & Planetary Health, and contribute to the research and educational activities of the effort.

The growing field of Human & Planetary Health studies the interconnection between the health of the environment and the health of people. It seeks to understand the impacts of human disruptions of Earth’s natural systems to develop comprehensive and equity-focused solutions that protect human health and the health of our planet. At Stanford, this work is being advanced by the multidisciplinary Human & Planetary Health Initiative, which builds on existing programs to create knowledge, train leaders, and drive impact at the intersections of the environment, biodiversity, and human health.

We invite applicants from a variety of disciplines related to epidemiology and the health implications of climate change and environmental exposures, which could include solutions-oriented research around the following topics:

  • Climate change & health to understand opportunities for equitable mitigation and adaptation solutions to climate impacts, including humans’ ability to adapt to changing temperatures and extreme weather events.
  • Pollution & health to better understand how myriad forms of pollution—including industrial chemicals, air pollution, and water pollution—impact human health, and to develop programs and inform policies that protect population health.
  • Food, health & the environment to develop evidence-based recommendations that promote healthy diets and nutrition in a growing world population and changing climate with more equitable production and distribution.

Strong research methodologies that include epidemiology, environmental health sciences, cancer epidemiology, spatial mapping, real-world data applications, exposomics, implementation science, global health, environmental justice, and public health are welcome. The applicant will play an active role in building and leading the Human & Planetary Health effort at Stanford, including strengthening the connection between the School of Medicine and the Doerr School of Sustainability. They will also be expected to develop large multi-investigator grants in a highly-collaborative environment in partnership with other disciplines, and teach a growing number of students who have expressed a strong interest in engaging in Human & Planetary Health.

The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. Faculty rank will be determined by the qualification and experience of the successful candidate. The successful applicants should have a PhD degree in Epidemiology, Environmental Health, or a related field, and a demonstrable record of scholarly achievement, including the ability to collaborate productively with other disciplines.

Interdisciplinary research approaches are welcome and will be fostered at Stanford through connections to and affiliations with groups including: the Center for Innovation in Global Health, the Woods Institute for the Environment, the Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment, the Environmental Justice Working Group, the new Institute for Sustainable Societies, the Center for Population Health Sciences, the Maternal and Child Health Research Institute, the King Center on Global Development, and more.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:

Qualified applicants should send (1) a letter that describes research experience and leadership and (2) a curriculum vitae. Candidates are also expected to supply the names of three references. Send applications electronically by using the Apply Now button above. Review of applicants will begin on December 1, 2023 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The expected base pay range for this position is: 

  • Associate Professor: $218,000 - $242,000
  • Professor: $261,00 - $279,000

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It does not include all components of the School of Medicine’s faculty compensation program or pay from participation in departmental incentive compensation programs. For more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits, including housing assistance, please contact the hiring department.

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years in rank, training, and field or discipline; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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