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Assistant / Associate Professor - Epidemiology
North Dakota State University

Date Posted Oct. 13, 2022
Title Assistant / Associate Professor - Epidemiology
University North Dakota State University More About This Institution...
Fargo, ND, United States
Department Department of Public Health More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Women's Health
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Community Health

The Department of Public Health (DPH) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) invites applicants for Assistant/Associate Professors of Epidemiology, 9-month, full-time, tenure-track positions. We seek collaborative individuals engaged in epidemiologic research with preference for a funded research portfolio that complements current department faculty research areas. These topics include, but are not limited to, epidemiology methods, infectious disease, health equity, gerontology, American Indian public health, maternal child health, nutrition, chronic disease, and mental health. We especially encourage applications from members of racial/ethnic minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. 

The major focus of this position will be to establish an active, independent, externally funded research program in epidemiology/public health. Additional expectations for this position include, but are not limited to, developing and teaching courses in epidemiology, in both face-to-face and online/distance formats, mentoring graduate students, and serving on Department and College committees. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research, education, and practice mission of the department, contribute to the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation competencies and requirements, and engage in student recruitment. This position reports directly to the DPH Chair.  


  • Doctorate in public health or related field
  • Evidence of collaborative scholarly contributions in the field of public health including grants, peer-reviewed publications, or professional meeting presentations
  • Experience successfully teaching epidemiology courses or guest lectures in a university setting
  • Effective oral and written communication skills


  • Professional public health training or certification (e.g., MPH, MS in Public Health related area, or CPH)
  • Experience with graduate public health teaching
  • Experience with graduate student mentoring
  • Active engagement in university, department, or community service
  • Scholarly contributions in epidemiologic research including publications or presentations
  • Research interests that complement existing faculty research areas
  • Established and funded independent research program or evidence of ability to establish an independent research program
  • Knowledge/experience in at least one of the existing specializations within the NDSU MPH program (Epidemiology - General, Infectious Diseases; Community Health Sciences; MCH)

Required Application Materials

Please submit a cover letter addressing each of the minimum and preferred qualification, Curriculum Vitae, a research plan (including existing or potential funding sources and areas of potential collaboration), and a teaching philosophy. Each required element should be uploaded separately. Failure to submit any required materials and application will not be reviewed. Apply at this link: NDSU Epidemiology Faculty Job or by searching Job #2937193 at

Expected start date is August 2023. The position(s) will be open until filled. 

  • No Smoking Notice: As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

    EO/AA Statement: North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

    Veteran’s Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.

    NDSU Land Acknowledgment: We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, sits on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region (see

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Contact Information

  • Dr Pamela Jo Johnson
    Department of Public Health
    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND


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