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Faculty Position in Epidemiology and Health Informatics
The American University in Cairo

Date Posted Oct. 20, 2021
Title Faculty Position in Epidemiology and Health Informatics
University The American University in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
Department The Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Spring 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Informatics - All Categories
Company Description:

The American University in Cairo (AUC) has a rich legacy that dates back 100 years. Founded in 1919 as an English-language university based on high standards of conduct and scholarship, AUC remains a vibrant institution that contributes to the intellectual growth, discipline, and character of the future leaders of Egypt and the region. Its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, and the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Public Policy programs of GAPP are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), EAPAA and ICAPA. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University's pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. According to AUC policies and procedures, faculty are entitled to generous benefits.

Job Description:

The Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (IGHHE) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is seeking applicants at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants who have a research focus in big data, causal inference, gene-environment, gene-gene interactions, exposomal mapping, survival data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, medical informatics, or implementation science methods are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to those with a record of collaborative research and team engagement with a holistic outlook.

The Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology, an interdisciplinary institute, is committed to establishing and growing expertise in the core Global Public Health tenets of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, communication and implementation science methods. It houses the MPH ( and PhD in Global Public Health ( with concentrations in Epidemiology and Informatics, Environmental Health, Precision Health and Public Health Policy and Management, as well as the MS in Sustainable Development. There are many collaborative opportunities within the School of Sciences and Engineering, with its focus on interdisciplinary programs, the Center for Applied Research in Environmental Sustainability (CARES), and across AUC's participating schools and centers. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an independent program of methodological research in their area of interest, while cultivating collaborations with other investigators in the Institute, University and internationally. In addition, successful candidates will be expected to teach core graduate courses and mentor graduate students. Cairo, Egypt and MENA offer opportunities for Global Public Health research and collaboration, and the potential to make a difference. AUC, Egypt's Global University, offers many attractive benefits and incentives to its faculty and the Cairo area has much to offer in its family-friendly, affordable, and recreationally and culturally rich environment.


Applicants should have a PhD, MD/PhD or comparable degree in epidemiology and informatics. Experience in exposomal research would be a plus. An earned MPH or PhD in Public Health, or relevant experience, from an accredited institution is desirable, and a portfolio of scholarship is a must. Candidates with versatility in research interests and applications are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will start immediately on receipt or until successful candidates are identified. An application is a must and serious inquiries may also be addressed to

The appointment will ideally start in Spring 2022.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:

a) an updated CV; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); and d) names and contact information for at least three references familiar with the candidate's academic and professional background.


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    The Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology
    The American University in Cairo


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