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Assistant or Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health
University of Minnesota

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2021
Title Assistant or Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health
University University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Department School of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Community Health

The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position. While this is an open search inviting applicants in all areas of epidemiology and community health to apply, we are in particular seeking candidates who will contribute to one or more well-established areas within our division, including Community Health Promotion, Maternal and Child Health, Cancer Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Sexual Health, or Aging and Dementia.

The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations (see In pursuit of this goal, we seek applicants who can contribute to this mission, as evidenced by research on health disparities, prior work with students and colleagues from historically marginalized backgrounds, or experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH and the Division seek to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.

About the Job
The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health is especially interested in candidates with one or preferably more of the following:

  • Research and teaching interest in behavioral interventions/implementation science
  • Strong methodological skills (epidemiology methods, statistics, and/or study design)
  • Strong interest in addressing structural racism and promoting health equity across populations from diverse backgrounds
  • Interest and experience in applied/practical work

Responsibilities of this position are: 1) to develop an independent program of research in Community Health Promotion, Maternal and Child Health, Cancer Epidemiology, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Sexual Health, or Aging and Dementia; 2) to collaborate with other faculty as co-investigators on new grant initiatives; 3) to teach in relevant courses offered by the Division or new courses developed by the candidate; 4) to advise masters, doctoral and post-doctoral trainees; and 5) to contribute and be of service to our vibrant academic and larger community.

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match
  • Disability and employer paid life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program

The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required: (1) PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD/MPH or equivalent; (2) Research experience in an area of epidemiology and/or community health with strong and promising publication record in relevant peer-reviewed journals; (3) Demonstration of the ability and willingness to teach graduate level courses on relevant topics, or evidence of potential for teaching success; (4) Evidence of effective collaboration and working with other colleagues in different disciplines.

Preferred: 1) Demonstrated history of successful external research funding or evidence of potential for obtaining external research funding, 2) Effective teaching, and/or 3) Experiences working with stigmatized, marginalized or underserved communities.

The University of Minnesota School of Public Health is consistently ranked in the top ten Schools of Public Health, nationally. The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health is the largest unit within the School and has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. With over 40 primary faculty, more than 300 graduate students and approximately $25 million annually in sponsored research grants, the Division plays a major role in the School. Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research advancing community and public health locally, nationally, internationally and globally. Faculty in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health have opportunities to explore rich collaborations with faculty at the Division, School, and University levels with groups such as the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity, the Health Equity Work Group, the Global Health Work Group, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and the Office of Clinical and Academic Affairs. The multi-ethnic population of the Twin Cities, including Minnesota’s immigrants, provides rich opportunities to conduct community-engaged research with diverse and often underserved populations. Our educational program includes majors in Epidemiology, Community Health Promotion, Maternal/Child Health, Public Health Nutrition, and Clinical Research. The Division offers programs leading to the MPH, MS, and PhD degrees.

  • The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

    The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

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Contact Information

  • B. R. Simon Rosser, PhD, MPH, LP (Professor, Epidemiology & Community Health)
    School of Public Health
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN


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