The Department of Emergency Health Services offers a unique opportunity for the education of future emergency medical service, emergency public health, and emergency management professionals. The department has 7 faculty and 11 adjunct faculty, with an established history of federal funding (e.g., NSF, HHS, FEMA, NDMS, DHS). Faculty research interests cover a range of topics in emergency health services and public health, including community and individual health following disasters, post-disaster food insecurity, pandemic/infectious disease response, EMS/paramedic education, critical care transport, information sciences, and trauma response. The Department has a rich undergraduate and graduate experience, with 175 combined undergraduate majors and minors in Emergency Health Services, within the Paramedic Program and the Emergency Health Services Management Program. The graduate program is primarily focused on preparing professionals for leadership roles in disaster health, emergency public health, and policy development. The Master’s program has over 45 students undergoing graduate training in 2 concentrations (Administration, Policy and Planning; Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine) as well as the post-baccalaureate Certificate in Emergency Management and enrolls undergraduates in its accelerated BS/MS track. The department is affiliated with the UMBC School of Public Policy to offer a PhD in Public Policy with concentrations in Emergency Health and Emergency Management. EHS includes the Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) program, which offers advanced continuing education for EMS professionals. Opportunities for research collaboration and cross-listing courses also exist with the Office of Cybersecurity and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health.
Additional relationships and collaborations exist with Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), Maryland Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local community colleges, Johns Hopkins University, and University of Maryland School of Medicine. Collaborations with other departments and programs on campus include Information Systems; The Hilltop Institute; Statistics and Mathematics; Cybersecurity; Public Policy; and The Imaging Research Center. UMBC is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor near major medical schools, NIH, NHTSA, DHS, HHS, ASPR and other federal agencies that afford opportunities for research collaboration.
Salary and benefits are competitive within higher education. A variety of internal research and teaching supports are available to UMBC faculty including potential summer research funding and additional course releases as well as internal grants for preliminary research studies and curriculum development. The EHS Department is supported by the college Research Administration Unit, which assists faculty and departments in obtaining funding for research and providing pre- and post-award administration. Seed funding opportunities are available for cross-campus collaborations with the nearby University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), which houses the University System of Maryland School of Medicine, School of Social Work, School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, and other professional schools. Finally, the UMBC Faculty Development Center (FDC) provides professional support and workshops for teaching.
Anticipated Start Date:
August 23, 2023
About the Position:
University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Emergency Health Services Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
The Department of Emergency Health Services (EHS) at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2023. Applicants are expected to have a Doctorate with a focus in emergency management, disaster science, public health, emergency health services, or a related area by the time of appointment, and should demonstrate a track record or potential for independent research and mentorship of students. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate an active commitment to inclusion of underserved and/or underrepresented populations in research, teaching, and/or service.
The position has research, teaching, and service responsibilities. Tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an active research and publication portfolio. Priority research areas include: emergency or disaster health, emergency health management, EHS management, or disaster epidemiology. The position has a standard teaching load of five courses per year with a mix of graduate and undergraduate courses and advising/mentoring graduate students in research. In addition to currently offered courses, there is a potential to develop new courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. All EHS faculty contribute to service within the department, institution, and profession. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate an active commitment to inclusion of underserved and/or underrepresented populations in research, teaching, and/or service.
UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and the EHS Department seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence in our departmental community. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Applicants from outside of the United States are also encouraged. Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. The EHS Department aims to advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).
Review of application materials will begin on November 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications received by November 27, 2022 will be reviewed first and with priority. Candidates will be evaluated based on their potential for success in developing a productive research program, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, fostering an inclusive community, pedagogical excellence, and fit with department priority research areas.
Please submit the following application materials: (1) a 2-page letter of interest; (2) a Curriculum Vitae; (3) a 1-page statement detailing the candidate’s active commitment to inclusion and how they will further this objective at UMBC and/or in the profession; (4) a 2- page research statement, (5) a 2-page teaching statement; (6) three samples of research (e.g., published paper, submitted manuscript, work in progress, dissertation chapter); (7) names and contact information for three professional recommenders. Please submit all application materials via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/115387 .
Starting date is AUGUST 23, 2023.
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Screening of Applications Begins:
Review of application materials will begin November 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be reviewed first and with priority.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.