Would you like to join a robust academic environment encouraging dynamic interdisciplinary research and teaching?
The Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health at
The University of Nebraska Medical Center invites applicants for
State-funded 12-month appointment faculty
We welcome applicants with research expertise in cancer, molecular, environmental, or infectious diseases epidemiology, although individuals with interests in other areas of epidemiologic research will also be considered. Skills and training in epidemiologic methods, genetic, social, clinical epidemiology, health disparities, informatics, or implementation science are especially desired.
Requirements include but are not limited to:
A Doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field (PhD, ScD, DrPH, MD, or equivalent) from an accredited school of public health or educational institution.
Evidence of or strong potential for establishing an independent, extramurally funded research program.
An ongoing record of peer-reviewed publications and a national or international scholarship recognition commensurate with career level.
Demonstrated interest in teaching and a commitment to epidemiology and public health.
The ability to advise and mentor graduate students and promote a diverse academic environment.
Other qualifications for consideration would be post-doctoral training in epidemiology or a related field; a history of peer-reviewed funding or publications that exemplify collaborative and multidisciplinary research; evidence of training and competence in epidemiologic research methods; experience managing and analyzing data from population research studies, including clinical trials and observational studies.
The university offers faculty members a competitive salary and benefits package.
The college/department offers dedicated research space and protected time for scholarship.
The positions also include start-up packages with research support funds, providing opportunities for diverse research experiences.
The department offers a highly collegial environment with growth potential.
UNMC College of Public Health is committed to embracing diversity in ideas, disciplines, convictions, and people and championing equity and social justice.
We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential. We are committed to developing an amazing and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in education, research, and service. We encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. UNMC, as an intellectual community, is committed to continuously fostering diverse teams that leverage the rich opportunities generated through an array of ideas, backgrounds, and experiences.
The College is located on the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) campus in Omaha, along with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Allied Health. UNMC is a part of the University of Nebraska System, an R1 institution, and is Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center. The Department of Epidemiology collaborates in research and teaching with other medical center colleges and has research and training relationships with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The University of Nebraska Medical Center is home to the Buffett Cancer Center, an NCI-designated cancer center, the Global Center for Health Security, and the Nebraska Great Plains IDeA-Clinical and Translation Research Center.
The College of Public Health:
Houses five departments: Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health, Health Promotion, and Health Services Research & Administration.
Has seven research centers: Center for Global Health and Development, Preparedness & Emergency Response Solutions, Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis, Health Policy, Health Policy Analysis and Rural Health Research, Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and Reducing Health Disparities.
More than 150 students are enrolled in the Epidemiology master’s and doctoral programs, and more than 400 college-wide.
The department, college, and university provide abundant collaborative opportunities for community-based and clinical research and a robust collaborative environment for interdisciplinary team science.
Omaha often appears on Best Cities lists for our high quality of life and low cost of living. It has one of the world's best zoos. Forbes recently ranked Omaha as the seventh best city for raising a family in the US due to its excellent schools, housing affordability, ease of commuting, and low crime rate. With a metro area population of more than 1 million, Omaha is a vibrant, family-centric, affordable city with committed community partners with a loyal and highly generous community. Omaha is known for its progressive dining scene, myriad cultural events, and friendly people.
cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;
one to two-page statement of research interests;
one to two-page statement of teaching and training interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness;
one to two-page diversity statement; and
list of three references (who will be contacted for finalists only).
UNMC is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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