Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics; AD-0601-00
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation’s Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research service, and consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness.
The Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB), Division of Tropical Public Health invites highly qualified candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure eligible track). The PMB Department is responsible for providing a comprehensive education and training program appropriate to the training of medical and graduate students in preventive medicine, public health, biostatistics, tropical medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and health services administration and for the development and conduct of educational programs in preventive medicine and biostatistics for graduate students, postgraduate fellows, residents, and other DoD personnel as required. The Department is also responsible for the conduct of scientific research in current areas of interest and the professional exchange of findings.
Duties: Serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, and as such will be responsible for teaching, research and administrative assignments. The incumbent is responsible to the Department of Preventive Medicine in the field of epidemiology, biostatistics, vector biology, medical ecology, entomology or demography with a strong background in spatial epidemiology and medical geography. He/She will supervise groups of medical students, interns, residents and postdoctoral graduate assistant at the tutorial level in the laboratory. Serve as course director of Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS), and Remote Sensing as well as related disciplines taught to medical and graduate students, assess the knowledge needed by uniformed officers in these subject areas, develop course materials, prepare and present lectures to the entire student body, develop and administer examinations.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: establishing an independent research program in a dimension of the discipline of spatial epidemiology, disease transmission modeling, medical entomology, or vector biology obtaining external funding to support research activities; preparing materials for presentation; serving as research advisor to graduate students in the fields of GIS and the incumbents field of academic expertise, assisting in planning programs, setting objectives, and evaluating progress; writing and editing for publication, text, articles, monographs, presentations, student theses and dissertations and other materials for use in the source of study and for research purposes.
Qualification Requirements: Incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of an earned Ph.D. degree in Medical Geography, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Entomology or related field plus experience in teaching, research and development. The incumbent must possess expertise and experience as reflected by scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals, as appropriate to his/her research. The incumbent must possess active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB.) The successful candidate must be academically qualified for faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level in accordance with USUHS academic policies.
The following experienced/knowledge is highly desirable: Experience in remote sensing, image processing, and species distribution modeling; and Geographical Information System user and teaching experience.
Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.
Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Instruction to Candidates: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit via email: a curriculum vitae, a brief statement detailing academic and research interests, and the names of three individuals who can be contacted to provide references to:
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799