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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology - Univeristy of Montana

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Location: Missoula, MT
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11457
Posted: May 18, 2017

The University of Montana (UM) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Epidemiology to begin by January 2018. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, research and service to support the graduate programs in the School of Public and Community Health Sciences (SPCHS) and is expected to advise students and serve on School and University Committees. Specific teaching responsibilities include classes focused on both in person and online general epidemiology as well as more specialized epidemiology classes within our Certificate of Public Health, Master of Public Health, and PhD in Public Health degree programs. The candidate will also be expected to develop and maintain a strong, funded research program related to public health to complement their teaching and service responsibilities.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of leadership, diversity, engagement and sustainability.

Required Skills

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills including the ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for complex, accurate, analytical work with close attention to details.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and flexibility.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced changing environment and prioritize multiple assignments to ensure that departmental goals are met.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies.

Required Experience

  • A PhD in Epidemiology, or related field.
  • Track record of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching experience (with a focus in Epidemiology or related field).
  • Demonstrated evidence of a successful, funded research program (with a focus in Epidemiology or related field).


Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral experience.
  • Potential to integrate with department faculty.
  • Demonstrated ability and successful experience in working with culturally diverse students and colleagues.
  • Experience with multiple research design approaches (quantitative, qualitative, participatory).
  • Experience and/or interest in using online and innovative teaching methods.
  • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Research experience in areas including, but not limited to, health disparities, reproductive, or infectious disease epidemiology.

About UM and School of Public and Community Health Sciences (SPCHS)

UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. Located at the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM attracts first rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world.

Located in Missoula, Montana, the SPCHS is housed within the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences (CHPBS). The Montana Board of Regents approved the creation of the SPCHS in 2005, with its first class of Master of Public Health (MPH) students enrolled during the Fall 2006. The SPCHS affords students three program opportunities: an online MPH, an online Certificate of Public Health (CPH), and a new, on-campus PhD in Public Health program. As of Spring 2017, 76 students are enrolled in the SPCHS, including 51 MPH students and 21 students pursuing the CPH option. Our first PhD cohort of four students started the program in Spring 2017. The MPH and PhD programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.


How to Apply:


Applications received by July 31, 2017 will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin on August 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following application materials via  

  • Letter of Interest / Cover letter – addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume / CV listing education and describing work experience
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references 
  • Examples of past teaching evaluations
  • Statement of Research

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