Assist/Assoc Prof of Epidemiology / Veterinary Epidemiology

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assist/Assoc Prof of Epidemiology / Veterinary Epidemiology
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0170029
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Virginia Tech Department of Population Health Sciences is hiring two new academic year, tenure-track faculty members in the area of epidemiology/veterinary epidemiology. This is part of a new, university-wide emphasis on data analytics and decision sciences (, specifically expanding a health sciences focus. This initiative will include additional faculty hires in the coming year and future years from across the university, including within the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM;, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM;, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI;, the Biocomplexity Institute (, and the Department of Statistics (
The primary goal for this faculty recruitment is to increase institutional capabilities for discovery, teaching, and engagement in population health, public health, and clinical research, fostering synergistic interactions among Virginia Tech faculty. The new faculty members will share in teaching epidemiology to veterinary, medical and public health students and will develop interdisciplinary, collaborative, externally funded research programs. The positions are flexible and envisioned to be complementary, with one primarily located in the VT Carilion Health Sciences and Technology Innovation District in Roanoke and the other primarily on the Blacksburg campus. The Department of Population Health Sciences and the Master of Public Health Program embrace a One Health perspective which recognizes the dynamic interdependence of human, animal, and environmental health and the need for wide transdisciplinary collaboration to protect, promote, and improve health.
Primary appointments will be at the rank of assistant/associate professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine with possible secondary appointments at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Required Qualifications:

PhD or equivalent training based in epidemiology or veterinary epidemiology.
Demonstrated records or promise of successful competitive external funding support in population health based research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional veterinary, medical or public health degree or experience preferred.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check? Yes
Describe Other:
Employment Comments:

2 positions available

How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online at (#TR0170029) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research plan, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Population Health Science
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 03/29/2017
Review Begin Date: 05/01/2017
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
Restricted to university employees only?
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (
    • Diverse Jobs (
    • Insight Into Diversity (
    • Indeed (
    • Roanoke Times Online (
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (
    • Virginia Tech job site (
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc
  2. Letter of Reference #1
  3. Letter of Reference #2
  4. Letter of Reference #3