University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Emergency Health Services

Tenure-track Assistant Professor


The Department of Emergency Health Services (EHS) at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2023. Applicants are expected to have a Doctorate in emergency management, disaster science, public health, emergency health services, or a related area by the time of appointment, and should demonstrate a potential for independent research and mentorship of students.

The position has research, teaching, and service responsibilities. Tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an active research and publication portfolio. Priority research areas include: emergency or disaster health, emergency health management, EHS management, or disaster epidemiology. The position has a standard teaching load of five courses per year with a mix of graduate and undergraduate courses and advising/mentoring graduate students in research. In addition to currently offered courses, there is a potential to develop new courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. All EHS faculty contribute to service within the department, institution, and profession. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate an active commitment to inclusion of underserved and/or underrepresented populations in research, teaching, and/or service.

UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body. The EHS Department seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. The successful candidate will join an EHS department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).

Review of application materials will begin on November 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by November 27, 2022 will be reviewed first and with priority. Candidates will be evaluated based on their potential for success in developing a productive research program, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, fostering an inclusive community, pedagogical excellence, and alignment with department priority research areas.

Please submit the following application materials: (1) a 2-page letter of interest; (2) a Curriculum Vitae; (3) a 1-page statement detailing the candidate’s active commitment to inclusion and how they will further this objective at UMBC and/or in the profession; (4) a 2- page research statement, (5) a 2-page teaching statement; (6) three samples of research (e.g., published paper, submitted manuscript, work in progress, dissertation chapter); (7) names and contact information for three professional recommenders. Please submit all application materials via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/115387. Starting date is August 23, 2023.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Lauren Clay at ehssearch@umbc.edu with Interfolio #115387 in the Subject Line. For access or uploading questions, please contact Interfolio directly at help@interfolio.com or by phone at (877) 997-8807, 9–6 Eastern Time M–F.

Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/115387

About University of Maryland Baltimore County

UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University–High Research Activity. In 2022, UMBC was ranked in the top 10 for most innovative schools and for undergraduate teaching by U.S. News and World Report. According to the Great Colleges to Work For Program, UMBC was the only R1 university in the country to excel in all 10 categories evaluated by current employees “from well-being and shared governance to mission and pride”. It is located in the dynamic Baltimore-Washington, DC corridor with direct access to Interstate 95, public transit access to Washington, DC, and Baltimore, and is in close proximity to the Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) airport. UMBC is designated as a minority-serving institution and is especially proud of the national and international diversity of its 14,000 students. Approximately 52% of UMBC students are racial/ethnic minorities. UMBC is committed to attracting an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. Historically underrepresented, excluded, or marginalized groups (e.g., racial/ethnic/sexual minorities), women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.