Assistant Professor in Epidemiology

University of Maryland
October 01, 2023
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Posting Details

Position Number: 128704

Title: Assistant Professor Functional Title: Assistant Professor in Epidemiology Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 100 Unit: SPHL-Epidemiology & Biostatistics Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at The University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park ( https:// www. EPIB) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Epidemiology.

The Department's mission is to improve health and reduce health disparities in local communities, the state of Maryland, and the nation. This is accomplished by examining environmental, social and behavioral, biological, and genetic factors using established epidemiological and quantitative methods, as well as developing new scientifically grounded approaches, that are applied to identifying determinants of health and discovering and evaluating primary and secondary prevention strategies for chronic diseases and infectious diseases. The Department offers an MPH degree in epidemiology, and a PhD degree in epidemiology, an MPH degree in biostatistics, and a PhD degree in biostatistics and bioinformatics (jointly offered with the Department of Mathematics). The department is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) among students, faculty and staff. The position represents a unique opportunity to join this diverse and thriving department and contribute to an exciting research agenda and graduate student training program.

The University of Maryland School of Public Health is driven by a passion to break down the barriers that keep individuals, families, communities and populations from attaining optimum health and wellness. The School is committed to finding new and better ways to promote health, prevent disease and prolong active, high-quality lives. There are so many issues that impact health — including discrimination, violence, poverty, obesity, climate change, substance abuse, and aging. The School of Public Health, located at one of the nation's leading public research universities, offers an unusual breadth of expertise to explore these issues through public health disciplines, and lenses as varied as engineering, arts and humanities, business and public policy. Built on a foundation of disciplines that originated over 150 years ago with the formation of the University of Maryland, the School of Public Health was founded in 2007 and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. It is the only accredited school of public health at a public university in the Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia region, offering an affordable education with outstanding professional development opportunities. The School's vision is “to be a leader in the discovery, application and dissemination of public health knowledge in the State of Maryland, the nation and the world.” The successful candidate will contribute to fulfilling this vision.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Doctoral degree in Epidemiology and have a track record of scholarly achievement in the stated field that supports a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank.

Experience: Experience working with a diverse range of students, staff, and faculty and who can contribute to the climate of equity, inclusivity, and belonging.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop an independent research program that complements ongoing research activities within the department utilizing state-of-the- art epidemiological methodologies in the areas of cancer, HIV/AIDS, social determinants of health, environmental health, and social media data or big data in population health.
  • Expertise in the application of machine learning and health data analytics in addressing pressing public health challenges of our time (e.g. global pandemic, climate change) are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate and graduate-level epidemiology courses, mentor graduate students, and collaborate on research projects.
  • Ability to develop a nationally recognized research program, engage in extramurally-funded multidisciplinary research, teach epidemiology courses to undergraduate and graduate students at both fundamental and advanced levels, mentor graduate students, and engage in university and professional service.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • The ability to further the departmental mission and vision.
  • Preferences: Additional Certifications: Additional Information:

    Applicants must apply electronically to https: //, faculty section, position #128704. For best consideration, candidates should submit materials by October 1, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include the following: 1) cover letter clearly indicating how the candidate meets each of the qualifications listed above, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching and research statements, 4) three representative publications (upload as supplemental documents 1, 2, 3), and 5) contact information for three references (to be contacted only with the candidate's approval). The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to state their experiences in these areas. Contact: Dr. Quynh Nguyen, Search Committee Chair [email protected] ) for questions about the position, and Ms. Amal Hammad ( [email protected]) for questions about application submission.

    Posting Date: 08/17/2023 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 10/01/2023 Physical Demands

    Able to take office and classroom tasks, ability to sit for extended hours, visual acuity to read data on reports and computer screens, ability to type on keyboard for extended periods.

    Diversity Statement:

    The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  • Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  • Supplemental Document 1
  • Supplemental Document 2
  • Supplemental Document 3
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