Job ID: 167392

Multiple Open-Rank, Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty in Epidemiology

George Mason University

  • Sep. 16, 2021
 
  • Multiple Open-Rank, Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty in Epidemiology
  • Department of Global and Community Health
  • George Mason University
    Fairfax, VA
 
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
    Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
 
 

Multiple Open-Rank, Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty in Epidemiology

George Mason University’s Department of Global and Community Health within the College of Health and Human Services is launching an open-rank search for multiple tenure-track/tenured faculty members in epidemiology committed to academic excellence and to conducting original research in public health.

Though all research areas will be considered, preference will be given to applicants with expertise in epidemiologic methods, infectious disease epidemiology, genetic/epigenetic epidemiology, mental health/psychiatric epidemiology, obesity/metabolic disease epidemiology, and cancer epidemiology. We also welcome epidemiology candidates who focus on rural health, global health, and health inequities. Midcareer and senior candidates are expected to have an active or recent history of externally-funded research, an established publication record, and evidence of effective classroom teaching commensurate for a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Early career candidates will demonstrate strong evidence of potential as an independent researcher to obtain external funding and show promise of effective classroom teaching.

This is a state-funded, full-time (9-month) tenure-track/tenured faculty position with additional summer research and teaching opportunities. Appointments will begin in August 2022, although other starting times might be possible. As the nation’s youngest R1 research university, George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and we strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. The University recently established an Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force to make certain that Mason is an inclusive and equitable campus community where everyone is valued, supported, and experiences a sense of belonging.

About the Department of Global and Community Health:
The Department of Global and Community Health has 20 full-time faculty and an active research portfolio of approximately $2 million that focus on public health research and teaching. Extramural research support comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, the National Institute for Justice, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Faculty expertise is multi-disciplinary with members in epidemiology, biostatistics, and the social and behavioral sciences.

The Department prepares students for careers in public health just minutes from the nation’s capital. We offer accredited and nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate degrees that provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to solve existing and emerging public health challenges. A PhD in Public Health with concentrations in epidemiology and social/behavioral sciences enrolled its first cohort of students in January 2021. Further information about the Department may be found at https://publichealth.gmu.edu/.

About the College of Health and Human Services:
The College of Health and Human Services is located in the new Peterson Family Health Science Hall, which has 165,000 square feet of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and wet and dry labs. The College has accredited degree programs in Global and Community Health, Health Administration and Policy, Nutrition and Food Studies, Nursing, and Social Work, including CEPH accredited bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The ASTHO-Mason Collaborative for Applied Public Health Practice is a groundbreaking initiative to prepare the next generation of research and practice leaders in public health. The College’s research infrastructure includes DSHI (Discovery Science and Health Informatics Center with a Machine Learning Lab), imaging resources (DEXA, fMRI, movement capture), as well as physical and metabolic human assessment tools. The College operates a Population Health Center that supports primary and behavioral health care, research, and training. The College has an active research portfolio of approximately $9 million and is transitioning to become the first CEPH accredited College of Public Health in Virginia. Further information about the College may be found at: https://chhs.gmu.edu.

Responsibilities:
Successful candidates will be expected to: 1) develop or continue a program of original epidemiologic research; 2) engage in collaborative research; 3) teach and mentor students; 4) establish or sustain an extramurally funded research program; and 5) engage in professional service in support of advancing the College’s mission. To the extent possible, faculty will be expected to contribute synergistically to development of courses, degree programs, and research.

Required Qualifications:
An earned doctoral degree in epidemiology, or a closely-related field (e.g., biostatistics, sociology, environmental health, research methods, etc.) or clinical doctoral degree with graduate-level epidemiology training; public health-related research experience; record of refereed publications; active or recent history of extramurally funded research for midcareer and senior candidates; strong oral and written communication skills; and an ability to teach graduate level epidemiology courses and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates capable of leading their own externally funded program of research with expertise in epidemiologic methods, infectious disease epidemiology, genetic/epigenetic epidemiology, mental health/psychiatric epidemiology, obesity/metabolic disease epidemiology, and cancer epidemiology. Preference will be given to candidates that can teach a wide range of epidemiology courses for MPH and doctoral public health students.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must apply for position F8944Z via https://jobs.gmu.edu and include: (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement of interests and goals, (4) statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and (5) a list of three references with full contact information. Also, please include (6) a diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from marginalized groups in a teaching, mentorship or advisory capacity, and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.

NOTE: Candidates who are invited for the second round of interviews (in person or virtually) must arrange for the search committee to receive three letters of recommendation prior to the second interview.

The initial review of applications will begin on November 10, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


 
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