Assistant Professor - Epidemiology
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor - Epidemiology.
118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
||School of Health Professions
|Posting Close Date
||April 30, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Cover letter summarizing academic preparation and professional experience
- Curriculum vitae
- Official transcripts of all graduate level coursework
- List of three (3) academic and/or professional references (no letters required)
To ensure full consideration,
complete application materials should be submitted by January 8th, 2022. Applications
will be accepted until the position has been filled.
This nine-month, tenure-track position requires
teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Epidemiology and
Biostatistics emphasis area, especially Epidemiology. Development of a
programmatic line of research leading to refereed publication and participation
in program, school, university and community activities are required.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Teaches undergraduate
and graduate students in a variety of courses in Epidemiology. Teaching includes preparation of course materials such as syllabi, course
content, homework assignments, and handouts; evaluation and grading of
students’ class work, assignments, and papers; maintaining student attendance
records, grades, and other required records; and holding regularly scheduled
office hours in order to assist students.
- Provides academic
advisement and faculty mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students.
- Pursues research and
scholarly activity designed to result in peer-reviewed publications,
professional presentations, and external funding.
- Participates in
service at a variety of levels, including program, school, college, university
and community service.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) at the time of appointment in Epidemiology or a related discipline.
- ABD applicants will be considered as long as doctorate is conferred by time of appointment.
- Demonstrated line of scholarly inquiry evidenced by submission of peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, and/or grant submissions and awards.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Specialized knowledge in
the field of epidemiology as demonstrated by graduate level coursework or professional
experience is required.
- We welcome applicants with
expertise in any area of epidemiology, but particularly invite applications for
faculty specializing in infectious disease epidemiology.
- Knowledge of programming
languages such as SAS and SPSS.
- Strong written and oral
- Ability to work
collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams.
- Research, teaching,
and/or service activity that demonstrates commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Experience teaching in both online and
traditional classroom environments.
- Professional work experience using epidemiology
in a public health or healthcare setting.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.