Assistant Professor, with expertise in Epidemiology (nine-month, tenure-track

position), within the Department of Public Health. This on-campus appointment begins no sooner

than July 1, 2024. Minority and historically under-represented applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Public Health is one of eight departments within the College of Education, Health,

and Human Sciences. Our MPH is in its 53rd year of CEPH accreditation. Ours is a growing

department, providing public health training and education at the MPH and doctoral levels, with an

expanding undergraduate presence. We have a history of strong and positive relationships with local

public health organizations and workforce, the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and Oak

Ridge National Laboratories. Since 2011, we have had a formal agreement with the Knox County

Health Department, establishing the first Academic Health Department (AHD) in the state of

Tennessee. The AHD focuses on practice-based research, student education, practice-informed

teaching, and workforce development. Our MPH degree offers concentrations in Community Health

Education, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Veterinary Public Health. The MPH

Distance Education program includes concentrations in Community Health Education, Epidemiology,

Health Policy and Management, and Veterinary Public Health. We also have dual MPH degrees with

Master of Science in Nutrition and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. The UTK Public Health department

also offers an undergraduate minor, and a PhD in Public Health Sciences with a methods focused

core curriculum allowing for flexibility in focus through the cognate options. Our faculty are active

scholars and recognized for their significant contributions to the field of public health. Our staff are

experienced and helpful. Our students are diverse in their backgrounds and interests. As a

department, we hold strong commitments to diversity, inclusion, and equity and strive to infuse and

advance inclusion and equity into our curriculum, professional development opportunities, and day-today

business operations.


Required: Earned doctoral degree, at time of hire, in epidemiology, biostatistics or closely related

field; published research in refereed journals; demonstrated potential for or track record of obtaining

extramural funding for research, consistent with rank; accomplishments relevant to discipline and

commensurate with graduation date and/or rank; desire to collaborate within the department and

beyond; and effective interpersonal & communication skills.

Desired: Earned doctoral and/or MPH degrees from a school or program of public health accredited

by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH); work experience in public health practice;

university teaching in the following areas pertaining to quantitative methods; introductory and

advanced biostatistics; epidemiologic methods; regression analyses; and/or experience teaching

SPSS, SAS and/or R.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is the state’s flagship university, a premier public

research (R1) institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate

institution. As a land-grant university, UTK is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and

engagement with society. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human

knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university welcomes and honors people of all races,

genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, values intellectual curiosity. The University of

Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the

diversity and intercultural goals of the university. The university intends that its graduates will

promote the values and institutions of representative democracy and be prepared to lead lives of

personal integrity and civic responsibility. Visit http://www.utk.edu for detailed information.

Knoxville is situated in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the

Cumberland Plateau, areas of great beauty and the most bio-diverse in the U.S. Knoxville is a city of

200,000, offering many amenities of urban life. Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown,

active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants, and shopping. Trip Advisor recently

named Knoxville a Top Ten Destination on the Rise. Knoxville is located within easy driving distance

to Asheville, Atlanta, and Nashville.

Application Instructions

Application review will begin on September 19, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applications should submit the following in a single PDF document

to: http://apply.interfolio.com/127028

• cover letter addressing the required qualifications, desired qualifications, and how you will

contribute to the commitments and goals of the department and university

• curriculum vita,

• research statement

• teaching philosophy statement

• names and contact information for three references

Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to: Angela Pfammatter, PhD, FSBM: angela@utk.edu