The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is seeking an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in Epidemiology in our School of Public Health. The Department's mission is to improve health and reduce health disparities in local communities, the state of Maryland, and the nation. We accomplish this by using established epidemiological and quantitative methods, as well as developing new scientifically grounded approaches, that are applied predominately to identifying determinants of health and discovering and evaluating primary and secondary prevention strategies for chronic diseases. We offer the MPH degree in the concentrations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a PhD in Epidemiology. The position represents a unique opportunity to join a growing department and make important contributions to an exciting research agenda and graduate student training program.
Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Epidemiology. A record of professional publications and activities in epidemiology-related work that supports a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor is required. Assistant Professor candidates must demonstrate potential for developing a strong program of externally funded research. Research interests and expertise should align with those of the department and focus on population-based studies. Research areas of particular interest to the department include, but are not limited to, social and behavioral factors in health and epidemiology of chronic diseases (e.g. asthma, cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes), infectious diseases, and obesity. Special emphasis on health disparities, disease prevention, nutrition, and health promotion is desirable. Previous teaching experience, along with interests and ability to teach intermediate or advanced graduate level epidemiologic methods courses and mentor graduate students is preferred. Demonstration of collaborative work is highly desirable.
SALARY and APPOINTMENT DATE
This is a twelve-month tenure-track appointment with up to 75% state funding. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointments may begin August 2013.
Applicants must apply electronically to https://jobs.umd.edu specifying 118647 under the faculty section. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, candidates are expected to submit materials by December 15, 2012. Applications should include the following: 1) cover letter describing qualifications for the position, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research focus including current and planned research, 4) a statement of teaching experience and interest, 5) names and contact information of three individuals who can provide references (to be contacted only with candidate's approval), and 6) copies of the three most significant publications. Inquiries about the position should be directed to: Dr. Sandra Crouse Quinn, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions concerning application submission, please contact Ms. Karen Mackey (email@example.com).