As part of UWM’s long-term strategic planning, several UWM schools and colleges are being realigned. The process is underway and will be effective July 1, 2023. Learn more about how the realignment will affect the Zilber School of Public Health.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track – Biostatistics

The Zilber School of Public Health seeks outstanding candidates for an Assistant Professor position in our Biostatistics program. The selected candidate will join our faculty in developing a cutting-edge transdisciplinary research and education program to advance statistical inference and data science, methods and discovery for the population health and social health sciences. This position is a 100% hard-funded tenure-track 9-month academic year appointment with competitive salary, attractive benefits and start-up package, and the possibility to generate summer salary.

The candidate must possess a PhD or ScD in Biostatistics or related fields by the time of appointment. We encourage applications from diverse subspecialties; however, priority will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in longitudinal and multilevel data analysis, latent variable analysis, survival analysis, causal inference, or Bayesian statistics and who share our aspirations for the Zilber School. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and/or undergraduate biostatistics courses; mentor graduate students; develop and/or expand their own externally-funded research program; engage in university and professional service; and collaborate with academic colleagues in the Zilber School and the University, as well as with community partners.

The successful candidate will join our faculty and staff in expanding the biostatistics research and education programs. Zilber School faculty are leading emerging research programs that address public health and health equity from the molecular to the societal levels. Current disciplinary expertise spans maternal and child health; epigenetics; developmental neurobiology and immunotoxicology; environmental toxicology; social and environmental epidemiology; tobacco control, social media, immigrant health, socioeconomic health policies, racial/ethnic segregation, and social and behavioral sciences. Biostatistical research interests of Zilber faculty include functional genomics, bioinformatics, network analysis, machine learning, electronic medical records, risk prediction for chronic diseases, and applied statistics for population health and social and behavioral health sciences.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track – Epidemiology

The Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Epidemiology. We seek an innovative scholar and educator with strong methodological expertise to support our mission of advancing population health, health equity, and social and environmental justice through education, research, community engagement, and advocacy for health-promoting policies and strategies. Candidates from all areas of epidemiology will be considered with priority given to candidates with research and teaching interests in social epidemiology and/or infectious disease epidemiology. Scholars who conduct translational or community-engaged research connecting epidemiology to public health practice or policy are especially encouraged to apply.

This position is a 100% hard-funded tenure-track 9-month academic year appointment with competitive salary, attractive benefits, three course per year teaching load, research incentives and start-up package, with ability to generate summer salary.

The candidate must possess a doctoral degree in Epidemiology by the time of appointment and have a track record of independent epidemiological research commensurate with years of experience. Preference will be given to candidates with research and/or teaching expertise in social epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, translational or community-engaged research connecting epidemiology to public health practice or policy, and/or strong skills in advanced epidemiological methods.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program; teach graduate and undergraduate epidemiology courses; mentor graduate students; and engage in university and professional and/or community service.


Academic Advisor and Graduate Advisor

The Zilber School of Public Health is currently recruiting to fill both an Academic Advisor and a Graduate Advisor position. Candidates may be considered for either, or both, positions, depending on candidate’s preference. Please indicate your preference in your cover letter.

These positions both report directly to the Student Services Director. The incumbent for each position must maintain confidentiality and demonstrate professional demeanor, and high levels of ethics and integrity. The ideal candidates will strive to encompass the Zilber School of Public Health’s mission and vision of diversity and inclusion through each of their assigned responsibilities.

The Academic Advisor will carry out essential functions within the Office of Academic and Student Affairs at UWM’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. Essential functions include providing academic and career-related advising for current and prospective undergraduate students, student retention and recruitment, admissions, orientation, and enrollment management.

The Graduate Advisor is responsible for developing and delivering the administrative and student activities of graduate degree programs and certificates, which includes but not limited to academic advising, student retention, admissions, orientation, and enrollment management. The position will serve as the primary contact for the School’s current graduate students, as well as serve as the School’s liaison to the Graduate School.