Colorado State University Assistant Professor - Epidemiology in Fort Collins, Colorado

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant Professor - Epidemiology

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number 201800276F

Proposed Annual Salary Range 80,000-85,000

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS) houses academic, research and clinical programs that address the promotion of human and animal health. The mission of the department is to deliver excellent education in environmental and radiological health to prepare students to contribute to society; to conduct state of the art research in human and animal health focusing on environmental exposures and clinical applications; and to promote excellence in outreach and service to the citizens of Colorado, the United States, and globally through information transfer, research, continuing education and technical assistance. ERHS is unique in its multifactorial approach to disease that involves chemical, physical, and biological factors. ERHS provides undergraduate and graduate programs leading to B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences is home to 70 undergraduate Environmental Health students, over 100 graduate students, and 40 faculty members. Graduate students pursue degrees (MS, PhD) in Environmental Health, specializing in Epidemiology, among other specializations. The Department has a strong tradition in environmental epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, indoor and ambient air pollution, respiratory and cardiovascular health, occupational health and safety, ergonomics, toxicology, radiation protection, and radiation cancer biology. Research and collaboration opportunities exist throughout the Department, the University, and in nearby institutions, including the NIOSH Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center, the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, the Center for Vector-borne Infectious Diseases, the Infectious Disease Research Center, the Energy Institute, the Water Center, the Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory, the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Fort Collins branch), the Center for Healthy Aging, National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and the University of Colorado Health system.Colorado State University, along with partner institutions, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Northern Colorado, is part of the collaborative Colorado School of Public Health. The Graduate Degree Program in Public Health at Colorado State University, offering a Master of Public Health degree, encompasses multiple Departments and Colleges on the campus.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 55

% Teaching 35

% Service 10

% Administration 0

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 11/26/2018

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

Position End Date

Position Summary

The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS) in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Epidemiology at the Assistant Professor rank. This position is located within a unique multi-disciplinary environment with a history of excellence in epidemiologic research and teaching programs. The faculty member will have the opportunity to be a member of the Colorado School of Public Health (, including the Graduate Degree Program in Public Health at Colorado State University (

This faculty position is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment. The selected faculty member will participate in teaching graduate education courses and will have the opportunity to contribute to the ERHS undergraduate curriculum. This position will also contribute through mentoring on graduate student committees and advising. The faculty member will be expected to develop and maintain a vibrant, externally funded research program.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

PhD or equivalent in Epidemiology or a closely-related field

Preferred Job Qualifications

Previous teaching experience

A history of and/or a potential to develop an externally funded research program

Research focus areas include: environmental epidemiology (especially focused in water), occupational epidemiology, molecular/genetic epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, and community-based epidemiology. Other research areas will be considered

Strong methods/quantitative skills

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, applicants should submit the following materials: letter of interest (addressing required and preferred attributes; describing interest and focus areas for research and teaching), full curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (including a telephone number, and email address). References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicants. Applications will be received until the position is filled; however, for full consideration, please apply by November 26, 2018. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Jennifer Peel, Search Committee Chair (; 970-491-6391). Questions about the application process can be directed to Ms. Jean Runyan, (; 970-491-5222).

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Jennifer Peel -

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research/Scholarly Activity


Research and scholarly activity may include, but is not limited to, any of the following specialty areas: epidemiologic methods, spatial epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, molecular/genetic epidemiology, reproductive epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, community-based epidemiology. Potential for research collaborations exist with the Epidemiology, Toxicology, and Occupation and Environmental Health sections within the Department as well as One Health, Colorado School of Public Health, and a variety of programs within CVMBS, and the colleges of Natural Sciences and Engineering.

Percentage Of Time 55

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising/Mentoring


Potential graduate courses include Epidemiologic Methods, Advanced Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, and/or courses to be developed in a newly revised and expanded curriculum. This position will also contribute through mentoring on graduate student committees and advising. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the ERHS undergraduate curriculum – there are two required Epidemiology courses for Environmental Health majors, Principals of Epidemiology and Human Disease and the Environment. Additional teaching opportunities may present with the evolution of the EH major into a concentration within the CVMBS umbrella UG degree program.

Percentage Of Time 35

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category University and Professional Service/Outreach


Professional service will include manuscript and grant review and participation in professional organizations relating to research interests. University service will include typical committees in ERHS, CVMBS, and CSU.

Percentage Of Time 10

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents