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Harvard University Assistant or Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Assistant or Associate Professor of Epidemiology

School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Department/Area Epidemiology

Position Description

The Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor with a focus on evaluating the population benefits and risks of medications, vaccines, and medical devices.

We seek candidates with experience in innovative methods in comparative effectiveness and safety of pharmaceuticals, equitable health care, causal inference, machine learning, pharmaco-genomics, global pharmacovigilance, or drug regulatory science. Experience with electronic health records and administrative healthcare data analytics would be preferred but is not required.

Successful candidates will be expected to conduct empirical research in epidemiology and to participate actively in teaching and training programs of the Department of Epidemiology, including the Pharmacoepidemiology Program and the CAUSALab. of the Department of Epidemiology.

The Department of Epidemiology is committed to the success of junior faculty. To that end, a newly appointed colleague can expect mentoring from senior faculty and opportunities for collaboration, funding for trainees (availability varies depending on research interests), and access to healthcare databases, programmers, computer servers (including ones customized for causal inference), social media outreach and other communications, plus regular group meetings in Harvard’s pharmacoepidemiologic and methodologic research communities.

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health champions diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring and promotion. Women and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a closely related field, and have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and scholarly publication.

Additional Qualifications

These qualifications will be evaluated with reference to the Department’s preference for candidates who are near the beginning of their careers and likely to prosper in areas such as those described above.

Special Instructions

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC -recommended vaccines

Learn more about the Department of Epidemiology at

Information on resources for faculty career development and work/life balance can be found at:

Contact Information

Allison Hakioglu

Manager of Academic Administration – Search Administrator

Department of Epidemiology

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 5

Maximum Number of References Allowed 6


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