Tobacco Product Regulatory Science Position

Georgia State University College of Law currently seeks qualified applicants for a tenure‐track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor specializing in tobacco product regulatory science. This position is part of a university‐wide interdisciplinary hiring initiative.

Georgia State University, a recent recipient of a prestigious, five year FDA Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) award, is seeking outstanding public health, economics and law scholars to join its faculty as part of its Second Century Initiative (2CI), a major program to expand the University’s strategic research areas. The Tobacco Product Regulatory Science 2CI cluster is composed of the School of Public Health, College of Law and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Its mission is to advance research in the emerging and rapidly evolving field of tobacco product regulatory science that will ultimately make a difference in reducing the harm caused by the greatest preventable cause of death in our society.

The 2CI Initiative is a five‐year program designed to build nationally recognized scholarly strength around common research themes and to emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration. New faculty joining Georgia State University through 2CI positions will help to shape the next phase of our expansion as a dynamic and comprehensive university. We seek established researchers who will join our growing cadre of scholars who are capitalizing on our state‐of‐the‐art research topics and facilities to help advance current Georgia State research initiatives. A number of university units will support these individuals to drive a broad vision for interdisciplinary and cross‐departmental research.

Successful applicants will have earned the first professional degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association; be expected to have regulatory science experience; will collaborate with faculty from disciplines such as law, economics, health policy, and public health to increase Georgia State’s research capacity, expand expertise in tobacco control and regulatory science and will respond to opportunities in other public health areas that require regulatory action such as food, beverages and alcohol. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3‐4 courses per academic year in the College of Law; provide academic and research advisement to graduate students, including TCORS post docs and PhD fellows; participate in external grants and contracts to support a successful training and research program that includes peer‐reviewed publications; and, promote and sustain interdisciplinary dialogue and academic service.

Applications are encouraged from candidates who would diversify the faculty. Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As required by Georgia State University, an appointment is contingent upon successful demonstration of degree attainment and completion of a criminal background investigation.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2014. Applications should be submitted to:

Professor Leslie E. Wolf, Director
Center for Law, Health & Society
Georgia State University College of Law
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302‐4037
Telephone: 404‐413‐9164
E‐mail: lwolf@gsu.edu


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