New Faculty Openings

Multiple tenured, tenure track, and non-tenure track faculty openings



The Department of Epidemiology welcomes applications from interested individuals.  Please email Vasiliki Korikis at for more information or to apply.

Summary Description

The Department of Epidemiology of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, one of the world's leading schools of public health, is recruiting multiple faculty members at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Department has nearly a century of history and a dynamic faculty with core strengths in chronic disease epidemiology, environmental epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, psychiatric epidemiology, neuro-epidemiology, social epidemiology, substance abuse epidemiology, violence and injury epidemiology, global health, urban health, causal inference, epidemiologic methods, and other public health and biomedical areas. A new chair and faculty have recently bolstered the department’s vision and opportunity for growth.

Positions are tenured, tenure track, or non-tenure track, commensurate with career stage and level of achievement. We are seeking to further strengthen our capabilities and impact in the core strengths listed above and are also open to applicants whose interests go beyond these areas. We are particularly interested in highly motivated investigators with the methodologic and interpersonal skills to lead and sustain diverse scientific teams and produce new interdisciplinary connections, knowledge, and impact beyond those within the department, the school, and Columbia University. Candidates with experience conducting community and clinical intervention trials as well as implementation science are encouraged to apply. Diversity and inclusion are an overt part of the Department of Epidemiology and are key components in all our hiring decisions. Enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring a new generation of scientists and practitioners of epidemiology will also be seen as highly advantageous for prospective candidates.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field (PhD, ScD, DrPH, MD, or equivalent) with postdoctoral training or experience required. Strong publication record and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring are required. An established record, or clear future promise, of leading extramurally funded projects is essential, as is a demonstrated enthusiasm for the impact that their research, teaching, and service can and should have on the public's health.

Required Applicant Documents for Upload

Curriculum Vitae

Cover Letter



Why choose Columbia Epidemiology?

A COMMUNITY OF COLLABORATORS – A nexus for many of the world’s leading scientists with over 1,000 publications each year, a dozen research centers, and a wide array of well-established research areas.

A LEADER IN TRAINING – Highly competitive epidemiology training programs with over 400 students and postdoctoral fellows from across the US and around the world.

GLOBAL TO LOCAL ACTION – A global portfolio of research, fieldwork, and teaching in over 60 countries along with close connections to New York City institutions and leaders.

A NEW VISION FOR REAL IMPACT – A vision for significant growth and real-world impact that includes new resources, new faculty, and new leadership opportunities in multiple interest areas.

A CENTURY OF TRADITION – One the oldest and most distinguished Departments of Epidemiology in the world that many prominent epidemiologists have at one time called home.