Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson Faculty are Called to Be Innovators. Join Us.
Tenured/Tenure-Track, Associate/Full Professor of Biostatistics Public Health Sciences Department
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured biostatistics position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. This position is a 12-month appointment.
Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health (est. 2019) is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through the health sciences and the promotion of health equity. Parkinson graduates put their knowledge and skills to work in the public, private, and non-governmental organization sectors in areas such as healthcare systems and services, public health, and higher education.
The Parkinson School is the newest expansion of the Loyola University Health Sciences Campus, which is uniquely positioned, through its partnership with the Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health, to develop academic, research, and engagement programs that meet the needs of an expanding healthcare environment. Our academic vision is centered on the most urgent and complex problems facing health and health care today. Because these problems are complex, the foremost way to fulfill this vision is for faculty and students from Loyola’s many schools to work jointly in a collaborative fashion. The work is highly interdisciplinary and advances a model of One Loyola.
Through four areas of study (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences) within the Parkinson School, faculty teach, challenge, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as career professionals. We emphasize interdisciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities, while maintaining a focus on better understanding all the social determinants of health. Our faculty pursue a range of scholarly research that incorporates systems- and design-thinking, which translates into sustainable, scalable solutions to advance knowledge and improve health and the delivery of care. Our graduates are well-positioned to tackle dynamic healthcare needs and public policy issues, particularly as they pertain to the underserved and those living on the margins.
There has never been a more important time to build a new interdisciplinary health sciences and public health school. Parkinson School faculty are called to develop the next generation of healthcare leaders who will drive change and expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith. To learn more about the Parkinson School visit https://www.luc.edu/parkinson/.
Parkinson School Highlights
The Parkinson School is the academic home for the newly established Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE). CHIE is a platform for creating and advancing innovations across the health enterprise. When fully operational, CHIE will create a transformative educational experience for our many students and support faculty and student-initiated research in new care models, artificial intelligence or business model planning. CHIE is intended to serve as a focal point for forming strategic partnerships by cultivating a community of innovation and entrepreneurship. A search for the Founding Director of CHIE is currently underway.
The Parkinson School is also the academic home for a $25 million endowed Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR) with the mission of enhancing collaborative research across campuses on health outcomes and equity research. CHOIR is at the forefront of the Parkinson School’s research and education enterprise through intramural pilot awards, educational seminar series and training opportunities. In addition to CHIE and CHOIR, the Parkinson School serves as home to Loyola’s participation in the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM). The ITM is a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) partnership between the University of Chicago and Rush University in collaboration with Advocate Health Care, the Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, and NorthShore University Health System. The cross-institutional collaboration is fueled by almost $35 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). The ITM is part of the national network of more than 60 NIH-supported CTSA sites working on clinical informatics innovation and accelerating the time it takes to develop and implement new treatments and health innovation into practice. Collectively, these initiatives bring together research institutions, clinicians, patients, and patient advocates to implement policies and programs to improve healthcare quality and health outcomes for the region by building, strengthening, and leveraging data infrastructure and expertise.
Representative of our interdisciplinary footprint and nimble response to immediate healthcare challenges, the COVID Equity Response Collaborative: Loyola (CERCL) was formed to work in partnership with academic colleagues, community leaders and public health officials in minimizing COVID harm to at-risk populations in the Chicago area. CERCL instituted COVID-19 testing sites for communities without access, is conducting contact tracing, and creating resource connections for members of our surrounding Black and Brown communities.
Loyola University Chicago Highlights
Loyola University Chicago is best known as Chicago’s Jesuit Catholic University. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence, U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks it among the top national universities and #8 in the nation in online Bachelor’s programs (2020). Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Further, Loyola is one of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter.
At Loyola University Chicago, we are driven by our Jesuit tradition of social justice, our service to humanity, and our role as an institution of higher education to create a more equitable and sustainable future for our local and global communities. Two of the University’s most recent advances illustrate this overarching commitment and represent areas of productive collaboration for faculty of the Parkinson School. Loyola’s newest School, the School of Environmental Sustainability, is the first-ever school dedicated to environmental sustainability across Jesuit institutions worldwide. Another first of its kind at a Jesuit University, the Institute for Racial Justice is a mission priority and aspires to examine racism in all its forms. Through interdisciplinary research and collaboration, the Institute will seek new ways of connection and action to facilitate greater equity and justice.
About the Department
The Department of Public Health Sciences is home to research and education programs on population health and health equity.
Faculty research interests include chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, health services and outcomes, vector control, and health behavior and health promotion. The department’s research is often conducted in collaboration with community partners. As a small department in a new school, teamwork is essential and innovation is prized in pursuit of our mission, grounded in the Jesuit tradition of social justice, to prepare public health professionals through collaborative community-engaged education, ethical practice, research, and service to improve population health.
The department’s educational programs include a Master of Public Health (established in 2009), Bachelor of Science in Public Health (c. 2019), a Clinical Research Methods and Epidemiology Master of Science (c. 2005), several joint degree programs and a graduate certificate. Enrolling about 50 students per year, the MPH Program offers three specializations: Epidemiology, Public Health Policy and Management, and Global Health Equity. The BSPH is a generalist degree, with approximately 70 students in the major. Our MPH and BSPH programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
The department is located on Loyola’s Health Sciences Campus (HSC) in Chicago’s western suburbs at the Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE), but offers its degree programs on both the HSC and Lake Shore Campus, as well as online.
Academic Duties and Responsibilities
Lead a robust research portfolio in a collaborative environment
Serve as PI/Co-I on multiple research projects
Lead and collaborate on manuscripts
Teach biostatistics courses each academic year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, both online and in-person
Mentor faculty, graduate and undergraduate students on research methods, grant applications, and publications
Work with colleagues to enhance, improve, and develop existing and new academic programs, including a DrPH degree
Serve on University, school, departmental or other academic unit committees
The successful candidate must be able to meet rank and tenure guidelines at the Associate Professor or Professor level.
PhD/ScD/DrPH in biostatistics, public health, statistics, mathematics or related field
Expertise in biostatistics, including teaching and research using classical biostatistical methods applied to public health and clinical research
Track record of independent and collaborative extramurally funded research, including as lead investigator or core director (e.g., NIH/AHRQ/CDC, Foundations)
Evidence of exemplary teaching record through course evaluations, peer reviews, etc.
Ongoing, sustained record of peer-reviewed publications
Record of professional service
National or international recognition of scholarship
A research focus on population health and health equity
Record of community engagement
Expertise in Bayesian methods, imputation, and simulation
Ability to develop new methodologies and investigate novel methodologies
Expertise in epidemiologic study design and analysis
Expertise in visualization of complex health data
Experience working with public health and health-related data, including electronic health records and other secondary data sources
Expertise in simulation methods for systems science, including stochastic processes, network analysis, system dynamics modeling, and/or compartmental modeling for infectious disease
a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;
a curriculum vitae;
a statement of research interests;
a statement of teaching and training interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness;
a list of references (who will be contacted for finalists only).
Our review of applications will continue until we fill the position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received (and complete). Preference will be given to applications received before May 2, 2021, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is Fall 2021, or until position is filled.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. We encourage underrepresented minorities and women candidates to apply.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.
About Loyola University Chicago, Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health
Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through health sciences and the promotion of health equity. Parkinson graduates put their knowledge and skills to work in the public and private sectors in areas such as healthcare systems and services, public health, and education.
Through four areas of study (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics, and Public Health Sciences), faculty teach, challenge, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as career professionals. We emphasize interdisciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities, while maintaining a focus on better understanding all the social determinants of health. Our faculty pursue a range of scholarly research that incorporates systems- and design-thinking which translates into sustainable, scalable solutions to advance knowledge and improve health and the delivery of care.
There’s never been a more important time to be in the... health sciences and public health fields. Discover how Parkinson faculty are called to develop the next generation of healthcare leaders who will drive change and expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.