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Assistant Professor

Job Description

Position Number:



Assistant Professor

Functional Title:

Assistant Professor

Category Status:

02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



SPHL-Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at The University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park (http://www.sph.umd.edu/EPIB) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in biostatistics.

This is a 1.0 FTE on a 9-month tenure-track with benefits. The position entails developing a nationally recognized research program, engage in extramurally-funded multidisciplinary research, teach biostatistics courses to a diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students at both fundamental and advanced levels, mentor graduate students, and engage in university and professional service. Effective interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills are essential. This position reports to the department chair and coordinates/supports teaching along with other departmental duties services.

The department is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) among students, faculty and staff. The position represents a unique opportunity to join this diverse and thriving department and contribute to an exciting research agenda and graduate student training program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in biostatistics or statistics and have a track record of scholarly achievement in the stated field that supports a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level biostatistics courses, mentor graduate students, and collaborate on research projects.
  • Develop an independent research program that complements ongoing research activities within the department by utilizing state of the art biostatistical methodologies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the department, the school, and the University is highly desirable.


Preferred Experience:
  • Individuals with expertise in machine learning and health data analytics are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • UMD-SPH consists of a diverse student body. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of students, staff and faculty and who can contribute to the climate of equity, inclusivity and belonging are preferred.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


Physical Demands

Able to take office and classroom tasks, ability to sit for extended hours, visual acuity to read data on reports and computer screens, and ability to type on a keyboard for extended periods.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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