Associate Professor, Tenure Track Faculty Position Department of Epidemiology

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Epidemiology in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Epidemiology at the Associate Professor rank. The incumbant will spend half time as faculty in the Department and half time with the Arkansas Department of Health as a senior scientist to support key state public health programs and provide mentorship of junior public health professionals.  Individuals with research interests in epidemiologic methods, cardiovascular disease, tobacco and cancer epidemiology are especially encouraged to apply.  This is an ideal position for someone seeking a position that combines research, teaching and public health practice.

Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Epidemiology from an accredited program, a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students, highly competent in epidemiologic methods, and a track record of scholarly research, including peer-reviewed publications with a history of obtaining extramural research funding.  Applicants should also have excellent data analysis skills using SAS, significant experience in analysis of administrative public health databases (e.g., hospital discharge data, population registry data, etc.) and experience mentoring junior scientists.

Faculty in the UAMS Department of Epidemiology collaborate with colleagues from the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Health Professions, centers of excellence such as the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute (i.e., National Institutes of Health-funded Center for Clinical and Translational Research), as well as neighboring institutions, including Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Children’s Research Institute, and the Arkansas Department of Health. 


The COPH was created in 2001 with a portion of the state’s tobacco settlement funds and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.  Accredited degree programs include MPH, MHA, PhD, and DrPH programs. The college has five departments and five centers.  We offer a collaborative work environment that builds upon UAMS’ unique capabilities in bioinformatics, telemedicine, and community-engaged research.

If you are looking for natural beauty, spectacular views and scenic waterways or prefer a thriving downtown, with a robust restaurant and music scene, complete with a low-cost-of-living, no need to choose, Arkansas has both.  With 52 state parks, two mountain ranges and 2,400 lakes, Arkansas is known as “the Natural State”. It ranked No. 10 on the list of Top Moving Destinations of 2020 according to United Van Lines, the nation’s largest household goods mover. Located in central Arkansas, Little Rock, the state’s capital, is centrally located in the state on the Arkansas River ( Little Rock was honored in 2013 as the #1 city in Kiplinger’s 10 Great Places to Live (small to midsize city category), was also ranked in Forbes in the 15 Best Cities for Young Adults and One of Five Secret Foodie Cities, and in May 2016 was ranked as #4 in the 20 best affordable places to live in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report (   

Applicants should submit an application via the UAMS careers portal located on the UAMS website. The position number is 2021-74865. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Applications from women, veterans and racial or ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged. Interested individuals should submit a current curriculum vitae (CV), name and contact of at least three references, and a letter outlining their interests, relevant experience and career goals to: Joseph Su, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, 4301 West Markham, Slot 820, Little Rock, AR 72205, Email:

UAMS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to the diversity of its workforce.