Department: College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)
Multiple Open-Rank Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Behavioral Science Faculty Positions
The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University is launching a search for multiple tenured or tenure track faculty in biostatistics, epidemiology, and social and behavioral sciences. We are seeking faculty who are committed to academic excellence and original research in public health. Faculty appointments will be in the Department of Global and Community Health. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About George Mason University:
Mason, a Carnegie Research 1 institution, is the largest, most diverse, and innovative public university in Virginia with more than 38,000 students from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, offering easy access to the cultural, scientific, and political resources of the nation's capital. Mason has two satellite campuses in Arlington and Manassas, Virginia and an international campus in Incheon, South Korea.
About the Department:
The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University includes five academic departments including Global and Community Health; Health Administration, Policy and Informatics; Nutrition and Food Studies; Rehabilitation Science; Social Work, which field a variety of nationally-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs (BS through PhD); and one school, Nursing. The College has just opened its Population Health Center, which is a state-of-the-art clinical and research facility, while offering professional development opportunities. The Center has an fMRI, DXA, and other resources to support its clinical and research initiatives, and is home to a recently implemented longitudinal cohort study “Mason: Health Starts Here”, focusing on the health of young adults serving as a resource for etiological and interventional research. The College is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and 950 graduate students and approximately 140 faculty and staff. The College is currently transitioning to become a college of public health. To find out more about the College, visit us at https://chhs.gmu.edu/chhs-glance.
Founded in 2006, the Department of Global and Community Health offers three CEPH-accredited degree programs: B.S. in Community Health, M.S. in Global Health, and the MPH with six concentrations, plus a graduate certificate in public health. A proposal for a PhD in Public Health with concentrations in Epidemiology and Social, Behavioral Health is under review by the State Council on Higher Education in Virginia. The Department has approximately 600 undergraduate and 160 graduate students along with 18 full-time faculty members with broad research interests in social and behavioral sciences, biostatistics, and various epidemiologic specialties including cancer, chronic disease, environmental, nutritional, reproductive, and social epidemiology. The faculty's research identifies important issues related to public health, both domestically and globally.
We are open to all expertise including new areas that will compliment or expand our current portfolio. Qualifications are commensurate with rank and tenure requirements. These are state-funded, full-time (9-month) tenure-track/tenured faculty positions with opportunities for additional summer teaching and research support. Appointments will begin in August 2020, though other starting times might be possible.
Successful candidates will be expected to: 1) develop or continue a program of extramurally funded research; 2) teach and mentor students; and 3) engage in professional service in support of advancing the College's mission and public health, more globally.
All appointments require an earned doctoral degree (social and behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology or a closely related field) or an MD with an earned public health graduate degree in a public health discipline, refereed publications, strong oral and written communication skills, and an ability to teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students. For associate and full professor appointments, evidence of extramurally funded research is required for tenure appointment.
Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching and mentoring experience as well as research expertise in environmental epidemiology, vector borne diseases, causal inference or mediation analysis, exposome and mixtures analysis, intervention trials, social determinants of health, or community assessment and partnerships.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8938z using https://jobs.gmu.edu. Applications must include: (1) cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) a short research statement (<2 pages); (3) a short teaching statement (<2 pages); (4) curriculum vitae; (5) a statement of diversity (please see below); and (6) three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete electronic applications submitted using jobs.gmu.edu will be reviewed.
Statement of Diversity: Please respond to the following: Reflect on your work with diverse individuals and/or groups in a teaching, mentorship, research, or advisory capacity. How did you help them capitalize on their strengths and overcome barriers to success? (No more than 2 paragraphs).
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46860
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.