The Division of Gerontology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health of the University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking a division director at the associate or full professor rank. The successful candidate for the division head position will be a national leader with a passion for transdisciplinary research, collaborative teamwork, and community-based participation in the epidemiological study of aging and gerontology. Our ideal candidate has a record of extramural research funding and new ideas to bring to a well-established platform.
The division director is expected to develop and enhance collaborative research within the division, department, and medical system, and actively teach and participate in the department’s training programs for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Opportunities to teach medical students and students in other professional schools on our health services campus also are possible. The Division of Gerontology has a long track record of sustained resources and support and, as such, is excited to find the candidate who has innovative and creative ideas to approaching the future of research on aging.
The division’s seven faculty members have ongoing multidisciplinary research and collaborations across campus, focused on strategies to prevent and improve outcomes from disabling conditions among older persons. Gerontology division faculty collaborate with others throughout the University of Maryland Baltimore campus, which includes six professional schools (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, and law), other University of Maryland campuses, as well as those in other academic and industry settings. The division also is the administrative home for the campus-wide Center for Research on Aging, the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center – funded since 1994, the Gerontology Doctoral Program, and the federally funded Research Training in the Epidemiology of Aging (T32).
The department, which is ranked first in NIH funding for like-departments in public schools of medicine, comprises 45 full-time faculty members, has strong research programs in cancer epidemiology, genomic and infectious disease epidemiology, translational toxicology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, and health disparities and population health. The department is also the home for doctoral degree programs in Epidemiology and Human Genetics, and in Gerontology, as well as master’s programs in epidemiology, clinical research, and public health. One of the largest departments at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, we understand the needs of candidates that are part of a dual-career relationship and are also committed to the work-life balance of our faculty. The department integrates the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals of the University into it’s day to day operations and hiring practices and wishes to attract candidates whose research, teaching, mentoring, or service has prepared them to contribute to the DEI initiatives and culture, as well as those who demonstrate excellence in amplifying the experience of underrepresented individuals and groups in higher education and research.
Qualifications: Ph.D. and/or M.D. with experience collaborating in an interdisciplinary research setting, background in epidemiology and/or gerontology, and a record of extramural research funding are required. Due to the diverse nature of the work of the department, we welcome those with nontraditional career pathways to apply.
Qualifications: Ph.D. and/or M.D. with significant experience collaborating in an interdisciplinary research setting, training or experience in epidemiology and/or gerontology, and an established and continuing record of extramural research funding are required.
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Applications should include a cover letter indicating research interests, CV, and names of 3 references. Reference position # 03-307-143/220001EA
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Epidemiology of Aging Training Program
Applications invited for Post-Doctoral Fellowships
The objective of this advanced training program (Dr. Jay Magaziner, Program Director) is to train pre- and postdoctoral fellows to conduct independent and original research in the epidemiology of aging, with an emphasis on the prevention of late-life disability and functional decline. The program emphasizes four broad areas: Musculoskeletal disorders, Neuroepidemiology, Genetic epidemiology, and Pharmacoepidemiology.
For additional information about our multidisciplinary faculty and research programs, please visit our Epidemiology of Aging Training Program page.
To apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, please send a statement of career goals, CV, contact information for three references, and US citizenship status to EpiofAgingTrainingGrant@som.umaryland.edu.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Fellowships are supported by an NIH training grant (T32 AG00262); applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident. The University of Maryland Baltimore is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information about employment opportunities at the School of Medicine, please visit UMB Human Resource Services.