Chair, Dept Emergency Health Srvs
Basic Information

Position Title: Department Chair, Emergency Health Services
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250
Position Type: Faculty, Tenure Track
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Position Description

The Department of Emergency Health Services, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for Department Chair, a 12-month, tenure-track, academic appointment starting Fall 2021. The successful candidate will hold a Doctorate or equivalent professional degree in a field that complements faculty strengths and with academic achievements commensurate with appointment at Associate Professor rank. The candidate should have demonstrated leadership and administrative skills, a strong commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, ability to teach and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a research program with a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and/or books in one of following broad areas: emergency health/medical services, emergency public health, disaster management and response, or health aspects of emergency management. The development of new courses in an area of candidate’s research focus/area of study is possible. Online teaching experience and a record of external funding is highly desirable.

The Department of Emergency Health Services offers a unique opportunity for the education of future Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Public Health, and Emergency Management professionals. 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 MS 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. EHS includes the Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) program, which offers advanced continuing education for EMS professionals. Recent advances in the program include cross-listing of courses with the Office of Cybersecurity and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Public Health. 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. 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 EMS/paramedic education, information sciences, telemedicine, mobile integrated health services, overdose prevention, trauma response, and pandemic/infectious disease response. 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-Baltimore. Collaborations with other departments and programs on campus include Information Systems; Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health; The Hilltop Institute; Statistics and Mathematics; Cybersecurity; Public Policy; and The Imaging Research Center. UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with high research activity (RU/H). It is located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor near major medical schools, NIH, NHTSA, DHS, HHS, and other federal agencies that afford opportunities for research collaboration.

All application materials must be posted via Interfolio ( and should include: cover letter with brief description of leadership vision, administrative experience, research, and teaching focus; CV; Diversity statement; and the names of three references. For best consideration, please submit application before April 23, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Lucy Wilson at [email protected] with Interfolio #84288 in the Subject Line. For access or uploading questions, please contact Interfolio directly at [email protected] or by phone at (877) 997-8807, 9–6 Eastern Time M–F.

UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Applicants from outside of the United States are also encouraged.

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: Interfolio #84288 EHS

Contact Information
Dr. Wilson
[email protected]
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, 21250