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Assistant Professor in Epidemiology (2 positions)

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Biostatistics & Epidemiology Department

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Epidemiology (2 positions)
Reference Code: R54874, 875
Job Location: Amherst , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Social & behavioral sciences
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-09-20
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Professor in Epidemiology (2 positions)

Biostatistics & Epidemiology Department
University of Massachusetts Amherst


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.

Job 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

Information and Application Process 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

Ms. Deborah Osowski, Epidemiology Search Committee, 415 Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9304; phone: (413)-545-4603; email:

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Deborah Osowski as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Deborah Osowski
715 N Pleasant Street
Arnold House 415
Amherst , MA 01003
United States
Phone: 4135454603
Phone: 4135454603

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