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Tenured/Tenure-Track: Open-Rank


Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Location
College Station, TX
Open Date
5/5/2022
Position ID
106555
Description

The CEPH-accredited School of Public Health at Texas A&M University invites applications for four full- time open-rank tenure-track positions in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Texas A&M University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is a Carnegie Classification R1-Very High Research Activity, and is one of only 17 institutions in the nation to hold the triple designation as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. The School of Public Health is going through multiple years of expansion having hired ten new faculty members in the past year, and will be recruiting at least ten tenure track positions this year. Cluster hires are possible, and salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidates will be actively engaged in scholarship and extramural research activity, will teach face-to-face and online graduate and undergraduate courses in epidemiology or biostatistics, and will provide academic advising and mentoring for Master and Doctor of Public Health graduate students.  The positions are 9-month hard-money funded appointments with standard teaching load of four classes a year: two in Fall and two in Spring. These appointments will ideally start September 1, 2023, although this date is flexible. Interviews will start in September 2022, and applications will be considered until the positions are filled. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who thrive in a dynamic environment to join a growing department with a commitment to scholarly inquiry, rigorous research and high-quality teaching and mentoring. 

About the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 

The department has nine tenured and tenure track faculty members, five non-tenure earning instructional faculty and staff members, and is home to over 120 graduate students. The department offers an epidemiology concentration in the schoolwide Doctor of Public Health in Public Health Sciences. It also offers Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics as well as a fully online MPH degree in epidemiology. Additionally, Epidemiology and Biostatistics faculty teach in the School’s undergraduate public health degree program, which has over 800 students. 

The school engages in strategies to create and sustain an inclusive climate for all, building an environment in which diversity of experiences, thoughts, personal and professional backgrounds are valued and leveraged to strengthen our school. We seek individuals who are committed to eradicating institutionalized barriers to progress across all realms (health, economic, education) in their leadership, research, teaching and/or service. Ideal candidates should be eager to continue and expand their efforts upon joining our team. 

The School of Public Health is the only component of the Health Science Center holding qualifications and membership in the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS). The ideal candidate will have experience in working with, creating, and leading diverse groups. 

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged and will be actively sought. The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore implements policies that contribute to work-life balance. 

Additional Information 

Located in College Station, TX on the flagship campus of the Texas A&M University System, the CEPH-accredited School of Public Health (SPH) has over 60 faculty in four departments. Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, was the state’s first public institution of higher learning, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and boasts world-class resources available to SPH faculty. 

Qualifications

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, or related field from an accredited school of public health or related educational institution. The successful candidates’ scholarship will focus on human health exposures and/or diseases, or epidemiologic methods/applied biostatistics in public health research and will align with at least one of the school’s six centers:

  • Center for Population Health and Aging,
  • Southwest Rural Health Research Center,
  • Center for Health and Nature,
  • USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness,
  • Center for Community Health Development,
  • Ergonomics Center.

The candidate will be expected to pursue collaborations with institutes, centers, and programs across the Texas A&M University campus (e.g., Clinical Science and Translation Research Institute, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Global Institute for Hispanic Health, Institute of Data Science).

Application Instructions

All applications materials should be submitted through or uploaded to Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/106555. Please provide: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter including teaching philosophy, 3) a statement of teaching interests, 4) a statement of research interests, and 5) a diversity statement. Additionally, please provide a list of five (5) references; references will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. 

Questions regarding this posting may be sent to Dr. Dennis Gorman, search committee chair, at gorman@tamu.edu

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.