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Job ID: 197225

EPI Faculty
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2022
Title EPI Faculty
University University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE, United States
Department Department of Epidemiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Core Faculty
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

Would you like to join a robust academic environment that encourages dynamic expansion in interdisciplinary research and teaching?

Position Description:

The Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center seeks four (4) full-time open-rank 12-month appointment tenure-leading faculty members. The rank could vary from assistant, associate, to full professor (Rank DOQ).

We are particularly interested in applicants with research expertise in cancer or infectious diseases epidemiology, although individuals with interests in other areas of epidemiologic research will also be considered. Skills and training in epidemiologic methods, molecular, genetic, social, clinical epidemiology, health disparities, informatics, or implementation science are especially desired.

Successful candidates will have evidence of or strong potential for establishing an independent, extramurally funded research program, a demonstrated interest in teaching, and a commitment to epidemiology and public health. Candidates will also be responsible for advising and mentoring graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty scholars.

Faculty members will receive a competitive salary, dedicated research space, and protected time for scholarship. The positions include start-up packages with research and laboratory support funds, providing opportunities for diverse research experiences. The department provides a highly collegial environment with growth potential.

About the enterprise:

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 has several research centers: Global Health and Development, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis, and Health Policy Analysis and Rural Health Research. The Department of Epidemiology houses the Center for Biosecurity, Biopreparedness, & Emerging Infectious Diseases. More than 150 students are currently enrolled in our master’s and doctoral degree programs. The department, college, and university provide abundant collaborative opportunities for community-based and clinical research as well as a robust collaborative environment for interdisciplinary team science.

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.

UNMC is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment.  UNMC is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected and included. 

UNMC does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.  UNMC complies with all local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.  



  • An earned doctorate in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, or related field from an accredited school of public health or affiliated educational institution.

  • A commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students.

  • A demonstrated record of/potential to obtain an extramurally funded research program if applying at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants at the Associate and full Professor level must have an established record of extramurally funded research (e.g., NIH/AHRQ/CDC/NSF, Foundations).

  • An ongoing record of peer-reviewed publications.

  • National or international scholarship recognition for Associate and Full Professor applicants.

  • A demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse academic environment.


  • Post-doctoral training in epidemiology or a related field.

  • History of peer-reviewed funding and publication that exemplifies 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.

How to apply:

Review of applications will begin on 1/2/2023 and continue until appropriate candidates are identified, or the search is closed. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at:

The start date for the position is September 1, 2023, but is negotiable with the successful candidate(s).

Applicants should include electronic copies of:

  • a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;

  • a curriculum vitae;

  • a one to two-page statement of research interests;

  • a one to two-page statement of teaching and training interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness;

  • a one to two-page diversity statement; and

  • a list of three references (who will be contacted for finalists only).

Why choose Omaha:

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.

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