[Coral-List] Job: Assistant Professor, Epidemiology @ Univ Richmond

Hill, Malcolm mhill2 at richmond.edu
Wed Sep 2 14:22:31 EDT 2009

The University of Richmond is seeking an epidemiologist at the Assistant Professor level to join the Department of Biology. Some details of the position are below, additional information and the on-line application is available at: https://www.urjobs.org/. This position might be of interest to individuals working on questions concerning coral reef diseases.
Thanks for your time,

Malcolm Hill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Biology
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA 23173

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position in epidemiology at the
assistant professor level, beginning fall 2010. We seek an individual who uses mathematical
modeling or statistical methods to investigate aspects of epidemiology including, but not limited
to, infectious disease, molecular epidemiology, environmental health or public health. Prior
teaching experience and a dynamic research program that would actively engage undergraduates
and attract extramural funding is desired. Teaching expectations include introductory courses,
upper level electives, and interdisciplinary teaching associated with our Integrated Quantitative
Science minor.

Applicants should visit https://www.urjobs.org/ to complete a brief application. Applicants will
also be asked to supply electronically a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statement on
teaching philosophy and experience, a statement describing the applicant's research agenda, and
pre-prints/reprints. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation, including at
least one that addresses teaching effectiveness and potential, to be sent electronically to
psmallwo at richmond.edu or via regular mail to Peter Smallwood, Department of Biology, University
of Richmond, VA 23173. The review of applications begins October 15, 2009.

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and
to being an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will
contribute to these goals. For more information on the department, resources, and teaching
assignment, see (http://biology.richmond.edu/).

Department of Biology: The Gottwald Center for the Sciences houses the Departments of Biology,
Chemistry and Physics and had an extensive renovation/expansion of laboratory and teaching
facilities completed in 2005. Approximately 50 biology majors graduate each year, many of whom
go on to attend top graduate and medical schools. The department offers courses and research
opportunities in the areas of cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, ecology,
evolution, genetics, immunology, invertebrate biology, microbiology, neurobiology, and
organismal biology. There is also a concentration in Neuroscience, a major in Environmental
Studies, and a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Our Director of Pre-Health Education
advises students interested in health-related careers. Four Laboratory Directors are responsible
for laboratory preparation and teaching of some non-majors biology courses, as well as assisting
with our introductory biology courses. A full-time Director of Biological Imaging manages our
microscopy suite (SEM, TEM, and confocal microscopes). The university also maintains an animal
facility, greenhouse and herbarium, DNA sequencer, and equipment related to computer imaging
technology, PCR, digital gel documentation, etc., which are available for student and faculty use.
On campus field sites including Westhampton Lake and Westhampton Woods are available for
class or personal research projects. In addition, the University is near a diversity of habitats,
including the James River, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Atlantic Ocean..

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