Oregon Health & Science University

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health (SPH), Epidemiology Programs, invites applicants for one fulltime 12-month faculty position in epidemiology at the rank of Associate Professor. The position would begin by September 1, 2023. The OHSU-PSU SPH offers research strengths in the areas of maternal and reproductive health, infectious disease, social epidemiology and health disparities, sexual/gender minority health, health policy, and substance use disorders. The epidemiology faculty member will add research expertise in these areas of strength or expand expertise in areas of interest in the SPH such as injury and violence prevention, aging and chronic disease, environmental epidemiology, or causal inference methods. The epidemiology faculty member will also teach graduate level core epidemiology courses, mentor graduate students, and may supervise doctoral research.


The OHSU-PSU SPH is aligned with the American Public Health Association in declaring racism a public health crisis, and our School is committed to becoming an antiracist SPH. We are working to center social justice in our internal and external work as a school and are committed to addressing structural and institutional racism, and to holding ourselves accountable to this work.


Our SPH is a joint school combining the resources of two of Oregon’s leading universities. We will lead in advancing a healthy, equitable society through community engagement, education, research, scholarship, and service. Uniting the cultures and resources of OHSU and of PSU, the SPH educates future public health leaders and advances public health scholarship through creative research, innovative educational practices, and sustained engagement with community partners. We believe in inclusion, innovation, integration, integrity and impact. The SPH offers Bachelor, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in several public health disciplines, including an MPH and a PhD in epidemiology. We are committed to hiring faculty who have a keen interest in, and desire to advance, the School’s educational, research, service and community engagement missions and values.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Develop and maintain a research program of epidemiologic investigations, collaborating across the SPH, OHSU, and PSU, as well as externally.
  • Obtain extramural funding to support research activities and advance the program.
  • Publish and/or otherwise communicate the products of scholarship, including in peer-reviewed venues.
  • Mentor early stage faculty.
  • Teach epidemiology core and elective courses at the masters and doctorate level.
  • Advise and mentor graduate students, including supervising doctoral research.
  • Advance the strategic goals of SPH, contribute to the shared governance of the SPH, and engage in collegial activities in support of the SPH missions.

Required Qualifications

  • A doctorate degree (e.g., PhD, ScD, DrPH, DPhil) in epidemiology or a closely related discipline by the position start date.
  • Demonstrate a trajectory of increasing independence in conducting epidemiologic research and an ongoing record of communicating products of scholarship including peer-reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrate a successful history of obtaining extramural funding.
  • Experience with and/or interest in teaching graduate courses covering a variety of epidemiology methods or substantive topic areas.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Commitment to educational equity and promotion of diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leading research teams or potential to lead research teams.
  • Participation in faculty development activities for early stage faculty or other relevant experiences, if no direct faculty mentoring experience.
  • Experience advising and/or mentoring graduate students, including doctoral students.
  • Participation in doctoral training through serving as a dissertation committee member and/or committee chair.
  • Teaching in a variety of settings such as in-person, remote, and asynchronous.

Additional Details

Apply through the OHSU Jobs page. Applications shall include:

  • A cover letter not exceeding 5 pages describing in the following order:
    • Reasons for interest in this position and anticipated contributions to the OHSU-PSU SPH missions and to the Epidemiology Programs,
    • esearch expertise, summary of accomplishments and future directions including possible funding plans,
    • Experience and accomplishments in teaching epidemiology or other public health courses,
    • Experience with, or activities relevant to, mentoring early stage faculty, graduate students or other learners, particularly those underrepresented in the academy,
    • Accomplishments and interests in community engagement and/or service,
    • Articulation of how your research and teaching align with our School’s commitment to becoming an antiracist institution,
    • Experiences or activities demonstrating commitment to advancing our School’s missions and values, particularly around health equity and social justice.
  •  A current curriculum vitae,
  • Copies of two (2) key publications, and
  • The names, contact information, and professional relationship to candidate for three (3) persons willing to provide a professional reference.

Timeline and Selection Process:
Review of applications will begin in Spring 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates may be invited to participate in a remote screening interview. Finalists for the position will give a public presentation of their research and may be asked to give a teaching demonstration. References will be contacted only during the final selection process.


Please contact the Search Committee Co-Chairs for questions about the position:
Willi Horner-Johnson (hornerjo@ohsu.edu) and Jon Snowden (snowden@ohsu.edu)

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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