FlU -- Florida International University in Florida

Date Posted December 18, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Department of Epidemiology

Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor’s degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master’s degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami’s diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be ‘Worlds Ahead’! For more information about FIU, visit fiu.edu.

The Department of Epidemiology within the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work (RSCPHSW) at Florida International University invites applications for one tenure-track or tenured (upon employment) position.  

The RSCPHSW is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  Our mission is to enhance the public’s health by conducting innovative research, training future leaders and health professionals from diverse backgrounds, translating research into policy and practice, and serving our local communities as well as communities around the world. In addition to the Department of Epidemiology, the College also includes departments of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Biostatistics, Health Policy and Management, Environmental and Occupational Health, Dietetics and Nutrition and the School of Social Work. For more information about RSCPHSW, please visit http://rscphsw.fiu.edu/. The Department of Epidemiology offers M.P.H. and Ph.D. degrees in Public Health with a major in epidemiology. To learn more, please visit http://rscphsw.fiu.edu/epidemiology/index.html.


Required qualifications include: Earned PhD/DrPH in Epidemiology or closely related discipline at time of application. Candidates with a strong track record of, or potential for, external research funding and scholarship are especially encouraged to apply. Any area of research interest will be considered, but candidates with a focus on chronic and non-communicable diseases and their risk factors are particularly welcome. Successful candidates will demonstrate potential for effective teaching, scholarly activity, and ability to communicate effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse populations.                                                


Responsibilities will include research, teaching graduate courses, student advisement, serving on master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation committees, and serving the university, professional, and neighboring communities.   

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 505288 at jobsearch.fiu.edu and attach (insert requirements such as a cover letter, curriculum vitae, listing of three references, statement of teaching philosophy, etc) in a single pdf file.  Review will continue until position is filled.

For questions or other information, please contact Vukosava Pekovic, MD, PhD, Academic Public Health Director at (305) 348-1823 or email her at pekovic@fiu.edu.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.