Faculty Openings


Faculty Positions, Epidemiology

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) invites candidates to apply for open faculty positions in the Department of Epidemiology. Successful applicants will be recognized researchers and educators in the field of epidemiology with an established record of externally funded research.

BUSPH is a top-tier school of public health located on the Boston University Medical Campus, which also includes Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences of the School of Medicine, and Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. BUSPH is a globally recognized leader in graduate education and public health research, with strategic emphases that include ensuring affordable, quality health care; creating a clean environment; eliminating health disparities; and promoting health globally.

Currently, the Department of Epidemiology consists of 23 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members who teach 35 courses annually and receive over $4.8 million per year in research awards from NIH, CDC, and other public and private sources. The Department serves over 270 students in its MPH, MSc and PhD programs.

Department faculty are currently conducting research on infectious diseases, including HIV, pneumonia, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis; reproductive outcomes, including birth defects, fertility, and effects of perinatal exposures on development; factors associated with normative and exceptional aging; health outcomes of family caregiving; health disparities and minority health; novel methods in epidemiologic research including internet-based studies; pharmacoepidemiology; smoking cessation; and environmental risk factors for kidney disease, and other outcomes. There are opportunities to collaborate with the School’s Center for Global Health and Development, Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Framingham Heart Study, and clinicians serving the diverse patient population at Boston Medical Center.

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in epidemiology. Successful applicants will have demonstrated a commitment to graduate education and mentorship of students, and have shown outstanding scholarship through publication and an established record of externally funded research. A description of the Department can be found on the Epidemiology section of our site.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter in confidence. The cover letter should briefly describe the candidate’s research and teaching experience. Materials should be submitted to: Shelley Barnes—TE3, Epidemiology Faculty Search Committee, Boston University School of Public Health, 715 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118 or emailed to: sbbarnes@bu.edu. The search committee will begin deliberations in October. The positions will remain open until filled.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.