Tenure Track Data Science Faculty and Program Director
Job Details
UHSP main campus - St. Louis, MO
Faculty (Tenure track, full-time)
Academic - Teaching, research, service

Are you interested in advancing health equity and having a global impact? The University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis (UHSP) recently made a multi-million dollar investment to launch the College of Global Population Health, the first of its kind in the US with a global emphasis on population health. The vision of the college is to transform the health outcomes of populations near and far to create a more equitable future for all.


We are hiring a team of founding faculty and staff to develop our academic programs, promote interdisciplinary research that advances health equity, and engage with communities worldwide to address locally identified needs. The college offers undergraduate degree programs in public health, data science, and healthcare administration management, along with a master's degree and graduate certificates in global health and equity.


We are looking for a 12 month tenure track faculty position in data science with equal research (40%) and teaching responsibilities (40%) with the remainder being dedicated towards service, including community engagement (20%).

  • You will teach up to two classes per semester at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including electives, with a focus on developing new courses in data science.
  • For research, you should engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary research in one or more of the following fields: health services research, health data science, implementation science, and health equity and outcomes research. You should demonstrate the potential to secure extramural funding for assistant professors or a track record of funding for associate professor rank. Startup packages are available.
  • A majority of the service effort will include serving as the founding Program Director for the BS in Data Science degree. You will collaborate closely with faculty and other administrative units across the University to promote, recruit for, and evaluate the program. An administrative stipend is provided for service as Program Director.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Doctorate degree in data science, computer science, information science, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or related field
  • Experience with common programming and software including Python, R, SQL, and Tableau
  • Interdisciplinary research experience, locally and/or globally
  • Champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Desire to be part of and contribute to a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive startup environment that strengthens a sense of belonging for all: flexible, collaborative, team-oriented, with strong project management
  • Community engagement and partnership development experience with diverse stakeholders
  • Passionate about student career development, advising, and the student experience
  • Online teaching and experience developing courses

If this sounds like the job for you here is information on how to apply:

Follow the simple steps to apply online. With your application please submit a CV and cover letter. We will be reviewing candidates on a rolling basis with intent to begin interviews in July. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as you are able for early consideration. For questions regarding the College of Global Population Health faculty searches, please contact Pamela.Xaverius@uhsp.edu.

UHSP offers a great benefits package including excellent, affordable health insurance, dental, vision, University-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary coverage, retirement match, and generous parental and caregiver leave, personal and University holiday, sick and vacation time. Faculty positions are eligible for faculty development and travel funds and relocation benefits. Enhanced packages are available for faculty starting early in the fall 2022 semester.


About University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis:
UHSP has been training health professionals since 1864 and is ranked number one by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce for return on investment 15+ years after enrollment. The University has a vibrant campus life, more than 30,000 square feet of research space, and is featured in the National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development Survey. The college will pursue accreditation from the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) and is a member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).


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