Multiple Faculty Positions:
Faculty positions are now open at Full, Associate, and Assistant Professor levels at the AIPH University, Bhubaneswar (www.aiph.ac.in).
Departments seeking to fill positions:
- Health systems and policy
- Environmental Health
- Socio-behavioral Health and Health Promotion
Description of the position:
AIPH University is looking for candidates with a broad range of expertise and interests to meet the educational needs for MPH and PhD students while developing a superlative research programs for themselves. The current goal is to create a balanced learning environment where collaboration among faculty members will create significant synergy for academic development towards promotion and tenure of individual faculty members.Current emphasis is on chronic disease and cancer epidemiology, perinatal epidemiology, basic biostatistics, network science, computational biology, data analytics, disease modeling, re-emerging infectious diseases, climate change, environmental and occupational exposures and toxicology, women’s health, microbiome, nutrition, tribal health, health insurance, health economics, health administration and policy.
Candidates should hold a PhD or MD degree and have relevant experience of teaching and research at graduate level. Those with a medical, nursing, dental, or other allied medical degree plus MPH may be considered to be appointed as Lecturers with clear indication for fulfilment of requirements towards a PhD within 3-4 years of appointment. This will apply to candidates who have completed their coursework and dissertation research in a PhD program or have strong credentials to pursue a PhD degree at AIPH University or at one of its overseas partner universities. Applicants at all levels (including for the position of lecturer) will be considered only if they have publications in peer reviewed journals. Those hired at senior positions will be expected to have ongoing and extramurally funded research projects or a clear plan and evidence for getting extramural support after joining AIPH University.
UGC recommended salary and other fringe benefits, protected time for research, and funding for travel to national and international conferences will be available per AIPH guidelines.
Although screening will begin as soon as applicationsare received, they will not be considered complete until three reference letters are received with at least one from the current/last institution the candidate worked at.
Skype interviews will be scheduled in the month of May, 2018 and selected candidate will be invited to visit AIPH University and interact with other faculty and students in June. Appointments will start in July, but, joining time up to three months can be provided to candidates to wrap up education and research-related duties at their current institution.
In the U.S., there are 143 allopathic and 36 osteopathic medical schools along with 44 schools of public health. In India there are over 500 medical colleges and only two public health universities including AIPH University. Today, AIPH University imparts the required (1) Education (at a Masters and PhD level) in the major domains of public health and conducts population-based, hospital, and laboratory (2) Research, and renders the required (3) Service – the primary three pillars of higher education accepted as norms in every western country.
Principals of Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH) started working in India in 2001 to address the unmet needs to improve neonatal and infant mortality. Starting with the largest surveillance study of neonatal sepsis in the community, several programs were launched in maternal and child health. AIPH was established in 2008 with support from University of Maryland under the patronage of the Chief Minister of Odisha.
A new MPH program was launched with the help from University of Nebraska in 2011 and is being run independently by AIPH since 2015 with approval from the Department of Higher Education, Government of Odisha. Several masters level degree and multiple certificate and diploma programs are also being offered. Faculty and collaborators of AIPH University have published in the most prestigious medical journals including Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, and PLoS Medicine and have received world-wide accolades for discovering and describing interventions that will save millions of lives every year and significant health care expense in India and many resource-constrained settings around the world. Hard core bench science and population-based longitudinal assessments in large field sites allow AU faculty and students to conduct in-depth medical, and socio-behavioral investigations as they concurrently study health systems, environmental exposures, health equity and tribal health. These superlative and unique activities have enabled AIPH to attract funding and collaboration from WHO, UNICEF, DBT, ICMR, NHM, DFID, Child Health Research Foundation (with funding from Bill and Melina Gates Foundation) and several U.S. Canada, and UK-based major universities.
AIPH University is now entering a new phase in its development and has assembled significant financial and intellectual capital to bring synergy and provide unsurpassed opportunities to its faculty and students as they teach and learn using this unique and only such platform in South Asia. Public health is still in its infancy in India and most developing countries. India has boldly recognized areas that cannot wait to receive attention such as water sanitation and hygiene, drug resistance infections, and TB. AIPH invites individuals that are ready to join and embark on its mission to improve population health no matter how difficult it appears at the outset.