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Department of Public Health tenure-track faculty position

Sept. 22, 2023

The College of Health Sciences – Department of Public Health at the University of Missouri (MU) – Columbia invites applications for two tenure-track (TT) faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with advanced training in epidemiology.

The Department is interested in applicants with research and teaching interests in any focus area of epidemiology, including but not limited to health promotion, veterinary/infectious disease epidemiology, quantitative epidemiology (computational, geospatial), zoonoses, rural health, health equity, one health, or community-engagement. Candidates should demonstrate publication and funding record, teaching, and leadership within the fields of epidemiology commensurate with stage of career.

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Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in epidemiology, public health, biomedical informatics, or a related field by the time of appointment. 

Successful candidates will have excellent opportunities to learn and build their careers over time in a collaborative environment and improve the impact of their research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop a strong extramurally funded research program to sustain independent and collaborative research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in epidemiology, mentor and support undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in university and disciplinary service.

Application Materials

Applications must be submitted on-line through the University of Missouri website along with curriculum vita, cover letter (including a description of existing and future research and teaching interests), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and names and contact information of three references willing to write a letter if solicited at: (search for Job Opening 48766).

Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Ram Raghavan ( with any questions about the job duties.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023.

Other Information

The Department of Public Health in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Missouri offers a Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) with emphases in Health Promotion and Policy, and Veterinary Public Health. The MPH is jointly administered with the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. The MPH is offered in-person and online. The Department is home to the Center for Health Policy and Missouri Cancer Registry. PhD students currently acquire training through the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program in the College of Health Sciences; our expectation is to develop our own PhD program in the coming years.  Faculty conduct research in a variety of areas including health equity, zoonoses, global public health, wildlife disease epizootiology, community engagement, one health, and more. The Department continues to grow and is developing plans to expand to a School of Public Health.

The MU College of Health Sciences (CHS) is the University of Missouri system’s only school of health professions and the state’s only public health program located on a health sciences campus. Its mission is to improve the health and well-being of others. Every day, CHS faculty, staff, and students work towards changing lives through the integration of teaching, service and discovery. Learn more about the College of Health Sciences.

With programs in rehabilitation, diagnostic and imaging sciences, public health. and social work, graduates of CHS fill critical roles in health care. The school is comprised of eight departments and 14 disciplines, each with their own specialized accreditation processes. The school also hosts a satellite program of the University of Missouri-Kansas City College of Pharmacy.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the applicant. 

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website.

Values Commitment
We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

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Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

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