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Assistant Professor, Artificial Intelligence, Public Health
University at Albany - SUNY

Date Posted Nov. 21, 2023
Title Assistant Professor, Artificial Intelligence, Public Health
University University at Albany - SUNY More About This Institution...
Albany, NY, United States
Department School of Public Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Administration & Policy
    Environmental/Occupational Health
    Biomedical Sciences
    Allied Health Professions

The School of Public Health at the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) who specializes in artificial intelligence (AI) as it applies to public health. This position can be in any of the school's four departments: Biomedical Sciences, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, or Health Policy, Management & Behavior. We are interested in candidates who apply Artificial Intelligence-related methods (e.g., machine learning, natural language processing) to, but not limited to, the following:

  • Population health questions, including the use of AI approaches as a complement to traditional epidemiologic methods in order to enhance our understanding of complex exposures and health outcomes;
  • infectious disease diagnostics, antibacterial drug development, microbial genomics, structural biology;
  • cancer biology;
  • challenges in health care and population health management, including, but not limited to, improving health equity and health care delivery, and decision-making for public health policy, programs, and practice;
  • connections between environmental exposures (biological, chemical, physical, and psychological) and health outcomes and toxicological influences on public health.

We are especially interested in candidates who address health equity, health disparities, and/or the impacts of climate change in their work. The new hire will be a member of the UAlbany AI Institute. The successful candidate will provide evidence of expertise in AI and address how AI is integral to their research program.

The School of Public Health, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, offers BS, MPH, MS, DrPH, and Ph.D. degrees and has a unique partnership with the New York State Department of Health, including the Wadsworth Labs, which facilitates access to the state's population-based registries and surveillance systems. The school also has strong relationships with local insurers, hospitals, and non-profit organizations. Faculty have opportunities to engage in school and university research and programmatic centers, including the Center for Collaborative HIV Research in Practice and Policy, the Maternal and Child Health Program, the Center for Global Health, the Center for Health Workforce Studies, the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, the Institute for Social and Health Equity, the Cancer Research Center and RNA Institute, among others. The University at Albany is a Carnegie Foundation-designated publicly engaged university with signature strengths across campus in health equity and minority health disparities, emergency preparedness, climate and atmospheric science, and public affairs and policy, providing a rich interdisciplinary environment for public health science research and collaboration.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop and sustain scholarly research, contribute to the expansion of the public health teaching mission, especially as it relates to AI, mentor students, and actively engage in university and community service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in a public health discipline or a related field from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization by 5/31/2024. Candidates who will not hold the degree by this date will not be considered.
  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of artificial intelligence in their existing research program.
  • Applicants must show a demonstrated potential for research that applies artificial intelligence-related methods to public health issues.
  • Applicants must address their plan and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated potential for seeking external funding for research.
  • Applicants must address their willingness to teach remotely or online in their application materials.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to develop inclusive and equitable relationships within our diverse campus community.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an ability to support diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging relative to their role.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of research in the field of artificial intelligence as applied to public health issues.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses.
  • Demonstrated experience in applying for and obtaining external funding.
  • A strong interest in collaboration and multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary work.


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Contact Information

  • School of Public Health
    Dean's Office
    University at Albany School of Public Health
    Albany, NY
  • 518-402-0283


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