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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Epidemiology

University Of Maryland, College Park
College Park, Maryland
This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment; salary is competitive and commensurate with qualificatio
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2023

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Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at The University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park ( 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.


A wide range of collaborative opportunities exist at the University with nearby federal, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other academic institutions. Our faculty members also interact with faculty in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB), the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM), the Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC), the Maryland Institute of Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH), and the Biostatistics and Risk Assessment Center (BRAC), University of Maryland School of Medicine at Baltimore, as well as with researchers in other applied fields.


QUALIFICATIONS. Qualified candidates should possess a 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. Candidates are expected 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. Candidates with expertise in 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. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level epidemiology courses, mentor graduate students, and collaborate on research projects. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of students, staff, and faculty and who can contribute to the climate of equity, inclusivity, and belonging are encouraged to apply.


RESPONSIBILITIES. Successful candidates are expected 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. They will utilize effective communication, interpersonal and collaborative knowledge and skills with colleagues in the department, the school, and the University to further departmental mission and vision.


APPLICATION. Applicants must apply electronically to, 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 ) for questions about the position, and Ms. Amal Hammad ( for questions about application submission.




The University of Maryland is a Research Intensive University. College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System with over 2,500 faculty and 30,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students. The University is located 8 miles from Washington D.C. For further information on the University of Maryland, please visit the University Web Site:




The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.




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