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
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
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.
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.
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
A PhD in
Epidemiology, or related field.
record of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching
experience (with a focus in Epidemiology or related
Demonstrated evidence of a successful, funded research
program (with a focus in Epidemiology or related field).
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.
experience in areas including, but not limited to,
health disparities, reproductive, or infectious disease
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).
learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and
the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
How to Apply
Applications received by September 15,
2017 will be guaranteed consideration. Application
review will begin on September 15, 2017 and continue until
the position is filled. Please submit the following
application materials via
of Interest / Cover letter – addressing
the stated required skills for the position
resume / CV listing
education and describing work experience
and contact information for three (3) professional
of past teaching evaluations
Statement of Research
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to
Offer of Employment.
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this
position will be subject to criminal background
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable
accommodations are provided in the hiring process for
persons with disabilities. For example, this material is
available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage
applications from minorities, veterans, and women.
Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities
preference in accordance with state law.
References *References not listed on the application
materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the
hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer
pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job
Employment Eligibility. All
New Employees must be eligible and show employment
eligibility verification by the first date of employment
at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
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