Washington University School of Medicine – Faculty-Level Positions in Public Health Sciences

The Division of Public Health Sciences in the Department of Surgery invites applications for multiple tenure-track/tenured positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The Washington University School of Medicine has a strong team of public health researchers and an outstanding record of biomedical and social science research that range from biology to genomics to social determinants of health, implementation, and population sciences. The diverse faculty in the division collaborate with departments across the medical and university campuses through teaching, mentoring and research projects. Leadership within the Siteman Cancer Center supports engaging a senior investigator into a leadership position within the cancer center.

Successful candidates will have: a doctoral degree in public health, psychology, epidemiology, or a related field; a demonstrated track record of research excellence; excellent oral and written communication skills; a strong interest in teaching and mentoring graduate students; a desire as well as demonstrated ability to collaborate with research investigators in public health and/or medical fields of study; and leadership of team science and other collaborative multi-investigator studies is desired.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in cancer disparities and interventions across the cancer care continuum. Learn more about our division at

The Division of Public Health Sciences is rich with opportunity for innovative research. We are funded for disparities research and outreach in our community, a region of the country with exceptional poverty, obesity, low tobacco taxes and excess cancer burden. We conduct transdisciplinary research addressing cancer risk across the life course and cross generations, from conception to workplace and survivorship. The Siteman Cancer Center Prevention and Control program brings together more than fifty investigators who are performing a range of different studies including genetic investigation, clinical outcomes research, intervention outcomes and community-based
participatory research.

Washington University offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries. A start-up package accompanies faculty positions, with value depending on the rank of the appointment. Faculty positions offer the opportunity to collaborate with clinicians, pathologists, geneticists, imaging scientists, epidemiologists, social and behavioral scientists, and other faculty members on both the University and Medical campuses. Faculty have protected time to develop externally funded research and participate in teaching.

To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and professional reference list by email to or mail to Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, Chief, Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid Ave., Campus Box 8100, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Washington University School of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer.