Asst Professor, Epidemiology (R 54874, 875 a6542, 16599) Two Positions

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Category:: Faculty (Tenure Track - Academic Year/9 months)
Department:: Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Locations:: Amherst, MA
Posted:: Sep 01, '17
Type:: Full-time

About University of Massachusetts Amherst:

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and is home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students. The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The area is home to the Five Colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts), with many opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration. The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford and New York City.

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology is a highly collaborative group of 18 faculty researchers in a variety of areas. The Biostatistics program has nine faculty members whose methodological research focuses on areas such as Bayesian methods, methods for high-dimensional data, biomarker discovery, population genetics, bioinformatics, clinical trials, time-series analysis, missing data, survey sampling, and survival analysis. Specific areas of application include genomics, demography, epidemiology, infectious disease, analysis of electronic medical record data, and addiction research. Department members collaborate extensively with faculty from other departments across campus, the University's Medical School, and Baystate Medical Center. Additionally, active collaborations exist between biostatistics faculty and the UN, WHO, CDC, and other governmental agencies and academic institutions in the US and internationally.

Job Description:

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences seeks two (2) tenure track positions in Epidemiology at the Assistant Professor level.

These are fully state-funded (9-month) tenure track positions. The successful candidates will join the faculty in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Responsibilities will include research; teaching, at the undergraduate and graduate level; and advising masters and doctoral students enrolled in MS, MPH and PhD programs, departmental, school, and university service. Candidates will be expected to develop their own research program, and engage in collaborative research. The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology consists of ten epidemiologists and eleven biostatisticians actively engaged in research and teaching. Department members collaborate extensively with colleagues from other units in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the university, and with investigators from the University's Medical School, the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute and the Baystate Medical Center. Present areas of epidemiologic research include cancer, nutrition, diabetes, physical activity, gambling, social epidemiology, and reproductive health. This is a broad faculty search and we encourage applicants in all areas of epidemiology, including applicants whose research focuses on addiction and/or substance abuse, infectious disease focused on women's health issues, or cardiovascular disease/obesity.


Candidates for this position must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Epidemiology or equivalent degree must be completed by time of appointment
  • Evidence of independent and collaborative research potential
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publication given career stage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Salary/Benefits: The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.

Additional Information:

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Application Instructions:

The application review process will begin October 2, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. The earliest anticipated start date is September 2018.

Applications: Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of their research and teaching interests, and contact information for three references electronically through Interview Exchange.




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Posted: 8/1/2018
Application Due: 11/4/2019
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