Assistant Professor, Department of Population Science and Policy

  • SIU SOM Dept of Population Science Policy
  • Sep 13, 2019
Full time Research

Job Description

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP) works to give every person an equal chance at a healthy life by bridging data, health care delivery and social and environmental factors that affect health. The Department of Population Science and Policy is an innovative academic medical department focused on population health and works directly within communities of central and southern Illinois to identify and close health disparities.


PSP is continuing to grow its multidisciplinary team, which includes medical, social science and law professionals of varying of experience. PSP faculty and staff work together to improve population health through traditional research, design interventions, and recommend new or improved policies to benefit health outcomes. Additionally, PSP also works within the School of Medicine to educate future physicians to practice through the lens of population health. For more information about the Department of Population Science and Policy, visit


The Department of Population Science and Policy is seeking a faculty member, tenure track to provide research, service, and teaching to advance the mission and goals of PSP. The candidate will be expected to develop and pursue a portfolio of externally funded research complimentary to high priority areas of PSP, e.g. children’s health disparities, social innovation community health, or human development. The successful candidate will demonstrate use of various research techniques (may include but is not limited to case study, community-based participatory research, mixed-method design, survey development, secondary analysis, and/or statistical data collection techniques). The position will have a strong emphasis on service by collaborating with communities to better understand children and family development within our service region and identify innovations that are happening within our communities to improve the health of families and children. Such collaboration may come in the forms of consulting about, evaluating, or developing programs. The position also will involve participation in the PSP education curriculum by teaching resource sessions and offering individual electives.  The faculty member will require expertise in human development, community building, and population-based research studies with the aim of improving children and/or family health outcomes in central and southern Illinois.


Minimum qualifications include MD/DO, PhD with post-doctoral training or equivalent degree from a nationally accredited university in human development, family studies, community development, social entrepreneurship, educational psychology and/or policy, social psychology, child development. Demonstrated research interest in children, families, or community required. Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations. Interested individuals should apply directly with a letter of interest accompanied by a resume at SIU’s Jobs website at  SIU School of Medicine is an AA/EEO employer.