Published: Oct. 9, 2023

Summary — The Department of Integrative Physiology at CU Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor as part of a cluster hire focused on Public Health. The position will start August 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Background – The primary goal of this cluster hire is to bolster an interdisciplinary research community at CU Boulder on topics of global importance related to public health. The cluster hire will foster a community of scholars who will interact regularly in the hopes of creating a group of researchers (including faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students) on campus that will develop collaborative research. To this end, three departments (Integrative Physiology, Geography, and Psychology and Neuroscience) within this cluster hire will work to create opportunities for campus convenings on public health research. As part of this cluster hire, the Department of Integrative Physiology is seeking applicants with a research focus that includes Epidemiology and Physiology.

Epidemiology – Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health and illness in human populations. Consequently, epidemiology is often considered a “basic science” of public health. Within the Department of Integrative Physiology, we seek an epidemiologist whose research offers a population perspective on how we monitor, characterize, and intervene to improve health outcomes, including the context of, but not limited to, an environmental epidemiologist. A hire in this area could conduct health-oriented research in areas such as aging and neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, infectious disease, or environmental and occupational health. Applicants would also be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department, including teaching IPHY 3490 (Introduction to Epidemiology) – one of two required courses for the interdisciplinary public health certificate program.

Minimum Qualifications — Applicants should have: (1) expertise in Epidemiology and Physiology, (2) a PhD; (3) postdoctoral training; and (4) previous research published in top tier peer-reviewed journals.
Preferred Qualifications — We welcome applicants who: (1) have evidence of an ability to obtain extramural grant support; (2) have teaching experience (may have been obtained prior to receipt of doctorate); and (3) do research that focuses on the physiology of health and disease using epidemiological and quantitative approaches.

Key Responsibilities — Applicants will be expected to: (1) establish an independent research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies; (2) contribute to the teaching mission of the undergraduate and graduate programs, including epidemiology and public health; (3) teach one Integrative Physiology undergraduate core course plus one additional course; (4) provide teaching and mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; (5) perform service for the department, university, and profession; and (6) contribute to an inclusive academic environment.

General Information — The faculty roster for the Department of Integrative Physiology includes 19 tenured and tenure-eligible faculty and 12 instructor-rank faculty. The department offers B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in integrative physiology. Please visit our website for more details on the department and the university. The Boulder campus is one of four in the University of Colorado system and is approximately 35 miles from the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver.

Compensation — $95,000-$105,000; negotiable start-up package; potential for moving expenses; one-time recruitment incentive of $50,000

Application Procedure — Applications are only accepted electronically at CU Boulder Jobs, posting #52203. An application requires: (1) a cover letter; (2) a statement of research philosophy stating qualifications, research goals, and an explanation of how your expertise adds synergy to existing strengths in the department; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy including teaching experience/qualifications; (3) a current curriculum vita; (4) three original research articles; (5) names and email addresses of three references who have specific knowledge of your research/teaching skills; and (6) a statement describing one’s commitment to advance an inclusive academic environment both within and among historically underrepresented communities.

Review of applications will begin in November and continue until the top candidate is identified. The department will reach out to applicants prior to contacting references. Additional information can be obtained by phone (303-492- 3122) or email (