New Faculty Openings

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



Interested individuals should review our job posting and may send queries to Dr. Mary Beth Terry at or Dr. Charles Branas at


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, global epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, injury epidemiology, psychiatric/neuro-epidemiology, social epidemiology, substance abuse epidemiology, causal inference and 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 world class scientific teams and produce new interdisciplinary connections, knowledge, and impact beyond those within the department, the school, and Columbia University. Candidates with experience conducting observational research, as well as clinical and field intervention trials, are encouraged to apply. Enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring a new generation of scientists and practitioners of epidemiology will be seen as 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 300 Masters students, 80 Doctoral students, and dozens of postdoctoral fellows from across the US and over 30 nations.

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.