Position Title: Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor, Emergency Health Services

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250

Position Type: Faculty, Tenure-Track

Position URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/135005

University of Maryland Baltimore County, Department of Emergency Health Services Tenure-Track Advanced (3 years at rank) Assistant/Associate Professor


The Department of Emergency Health Services (EHS – proposed department name change: Department of Emergency & Disaster Health Systems) at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a Tenure-Track Advanced Assistant/Associate Professor, to begin Fall 2024. Applicants are expected to have a Doctorate in emergency management, disaster science, public health, emergency health services, social sciences, public policy/administration or a related area and should demonstrate a track-record of independent research, mentorship of students, leadership, and contributions to an inclusive learning environment.

The position has research, teaching, and service responsibilities. Tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an active research and publication portfolio focused broadly on health and disasters/emergencies. Priority research areas include: health equity, disaster/emergency management, public health emergency preparedness, environmental justice, climate change, and/or climate disasters. Faculty are expected to teach 4 courses per year with a mix of graduate and undergraduate courses in addition to academic advising and mentoring graduate students in research and capstone experiences. In addition to currently offered courses, candidates will be expected to contribute to the department’s strategic initiatives including curriculum revisions and develop new courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. All EHS faculty contribute to service within the department, institution, and profession. At the Advanced Assistant level, an interest in participating in key department initiatives is important. At the Associate level, willingness to take on department leadership on key initiatives is expected. EHS is committed to the UMBC and department mission area of inclusion. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate an active commitment to inclusion of underserved and/or underrepresented populations in research, teaching, leadership, 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. Currently, the department is completing a curriculum review and update to our academic programs to center health equity and meet the evolving state of the profession using evidence-based pedagogy. 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 December 5, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by December 4, 2023 will be reviewed first and with priority. Candidates will be evaluated based on their track record and potential for maintaining a productive research program, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, fostering an inclusive community, pedagogical excellence, leadership, and alignment with department priority research areas.

Please submit the following application materials: (1) a 2-page letter of interest discussing your motivation for applying for the position, please also feel free to address the impact of COVID on your career; (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) one sample of research (e.g., published paper); (7) names and contact information for three professional recommenders. Please submit all application materials via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/135005).

Starting date is August 21, 2024. Classes start Aug 28, 2024.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Lauren Clay at ehssearch@umbc.edu with Interfolio #135005 in the Subject Line. For access or uploading questions, please contact Interfolio directly at help@interfolio.com or by phone at (877) 997-8807, 9–6 Eastern Time M–F.

About the Department:
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 8 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; CS3: The Center for Social Science Scholarship; 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 Creative Achievement and Research Administration Team, which assists faculty and departments in obtaining funding for research and provides 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.

About UMBC:
UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University–High Research Activity. In 2022, UMBC was ranked in the top 10 for most innovative schools and for undergraduate teaching by U.S. News and World Report. According to the Great Colleges to Work For Program, UMBC was the only R1 university in the country to excel in all 10 categories evaluated by current employees “from well-being and shared governance to mission and pride”. It is located in the dynamic Baltimore-Washington, DC corridor with direct access to Interstate 95, public transit access to Washington, DC, and Baltimore, and is in close proximity to the Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) airport. UMBC is designated as a minority-serving institution and is especially proud of the national and international diversity of its 14,000 students. Approximately 52% of UMBC students are racial/ethnic minorities. UMBC is committed to attracting an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. Historically underrepresented, excluded, or marginalized groups (e.g., racial/ethnic/sexual minorities), women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Equal Opportunity
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Title IX
As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.

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