Under new leadership, the University of Maryland School of Medicine is expanding its program in aging and population health and invites promising candidates to apply for Assistant, Associate, and Professor Faculty positions within the Division of Gerontology of the School's Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH). Several open positions exist to recruit faculty with strong commitment to research at a variety of career stages, who are interested in transdisciplinary research in aging, epidemiology, population health, and related areas. Those applying and interested in new leadership positions may also be considered for Director, Division of Gerontology in EPH; Director the campus-wide Center for Research on Aging; and a leadership role in the Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) in the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Generous and competitive salary and start-up packages commensurate with career stage and experience will be provided.
The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is home to strong and innovative research programs in gerontology, cancer epidemiology, genomic and infectious disease epidemiology, translational toxicology, biostatistics and bioinformatics, preventive medicine, and health disparities and population health.
The Division of Gerontology hosts multidisciplinary research projects that span topics such as hip fracture recovery, cognitive functioning, Parkinson's Disease, HIV and aging, women's health, chronic care and disease management, trauma and emergency care, and methods for studying older persons. Collaboration with other faculty in the department, across the School of Medicine and UM Campuses, and the VA is encouraged. Within the division there is ample opportunity to teach, train, and mentor the next generation of scientists (pre- and post-doctoral) across the fields of epidemiology, gerontology, and health care policy, medical students, and students in other professional schools. The division also is home to a National Institute on Aging Training Grant in the Epidemiology of Aging.
The Center for Research on Aging aims to enhance involvement and collaboration among faculty at the University's six professional schools (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, and law), and expand the conduct of interdisciplinary research and research training in gerontology through collaborations among investigators in aging research in Maryland. The Center is university-wide and has its administrative home in the EPH Division of Gerontology.
In addition, the Center for Research on Aging is administrative home to the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, in partnership with the Department of Medicine's Division of Gerontology , Geriatrics, and Palliative Medicine, and the Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center in the adjoining VA Medical Center.
The department is seeking candidates who demonstrate a commitment to the University's Mission and Core Values. The department seeks to hire candidates who will contribute to an inclusive and supportive environment and who meet the following criteria:
- Recognized or emerging leader with a passion for transdisciplinary research, collaborative teamwork, and community-based participation in the epidemiological study of aging and gerontology
- Research scientists who are leading and/or collaborating on funded projects, or who are on a path to advancing research in aging with new funding; and
- Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- Envision the development of a vibrant and independent research program;
- Possess innovative and creative ideas to approaching the future of research on aging. Qualifications:
Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) with experience collaborating in an interdisciplinary research setting, background in epidemiology, population health, and/or gerontology or related area. A record of extramural research funding is required of those entering above the assistant professor rank. Due to the diverse nature of the work of the department, we welcome those with nontraditional career pathways to apply.
If interested in applying, please submit the following items to search committee chair, Dr. Jay Magaziner, c/o Special Projects Coordinator Erin Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the subject line: Research on Aging Recruitment 2023.
- Letter of interest which highlights your
- Research goals
- Leadership goals if interested in being considered for a leadership position
- Current CV
- Contact information for at least three individuals willing to provide references
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