Assistant Professor – Epidemiology

UMass Amherst Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst are seeking a tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology. The successful applicant will be a member of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and a part of the Institute of Applied Life Sciences, an interdisciplinary translational catalyst on campus that also manages a diverse array of centralized core equipment facilities.

Candidates will be expected to develop their own research program and engage in collaborative research. Requirements include demonstrated potential to develop an extramurally funded research program in epidemiology and excellent teaching skills. Successful applicants will be dynamic, collaborative researchers, whose methodological work is inspired by pressing problems in public health. Preference will be given to candidates who can articulate plans for an externally-fundable program of research compatible with the unique intellectual and physical resources of the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, such as the use of core facilities and collaboratory spaces. Tenure-­track positions at the University of Massachusetts receive nine months of committed salary support.

Responsibilities will include research, teaching (at the undergraduate and graduate levels), advising graduate students, and departmental and University service.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.


Candidates for this position must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A PhD or ScD in infectious disease epidemiology or closely related field of study.
  • Evidence of independent and collaborative research potential.
  • Strong record of peer-­reviewed publication given career stage.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching and advising at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • In addition, preference will be given to candidates possessing excellent potential for securing federal research funding.
  • For the full job description and to apply, please visit the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Deadline: November 30, 2022