Department: College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Epidemiology – Department of Global and Community Health
The George Mason University Department of Global and Community Health invites applications for nine-month, tenure-track, state-funded, Assistant Professor with expertise in epidemiology, beginning August 2017 or January 2018, to join a growing department dedicated to the ideals of diversity and inclusion, health equity, and social justice among underserved domestic and global populations. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a robust research program in their area of expertise, publish peer-reviewed articles, seek grant funding, engage in multidisciplinary collaborations, mentor graduate students, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, participate in faculty governance, and assume leadership roles with professional organizations and societies.
The successful candidate must have a doctorate in epidemiology or closely related field, with training and experience in applying advanced quantitative research methods.
Applicants with expertise in chronic diseases are particularly encouraged to apply, but all areas of specialization will be considered; and
Applicants that have interests that align with research expertise in the department (environmental health, health behavior, social determinants of health, and global health) are preferred.
George Mason University is one of the fastest growing universities in the country with a national reputation for innovation in higher education, and its extraordinary diversity of its students. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. It is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in 198 degree programs. Mason is located in Fairfax, Va., and is part of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area offering easy access to the cultural, scientific, and political resources of the nation's capital.
Founded in 2006, the Department of Global and Community Health offers a B.S. in Community Health, M.S. in Global Health, and a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited M.P.H. with concentrations in Community Health Promotion, Epidemiology, Global Health, Health Policy, Public Health Communication, and Public Health Practice, enrolling over 450 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. A Ph.D. in public health is under development. The department comprises 17 full-time faculty members with backgrounds in the social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, epidemiology, and global health.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F146Az at http://jobs.gmu.edu/, and complete and submit the online application. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications, research interests and goals, and teaching experience and philosophy; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for three references (include title, affiliation, mailing addresses, e-mail address, and telephone number). Review of applications will begin after April 12, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete electronic applications submitted using jobs.gmu.edu will be reviewed.
Please send e-mail inquiries or nominations to Dr. Cara Frankenfeld, Search Committee Chair, Department of Community and Global Health at email@example.com.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.