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Academic Epidemiologist

University of Missouri School of Medicine & MU Health Care
Columbia, MO
  • Expired: April 01, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
The University of Missouri School of Medicine

Division of Infectious Disease

Epidemiologist (NTT)

The University of Missouri-Columbia, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases is seeking a full-time Hospital Epidemiologist to join our well-established program and be the Medical Director of MU Health Care Infection Prevention and Control Program.

The Department of Medicine is a comprehensive department, with an internal medicine residency program and a full complement of fellowship programs. MU Health Care offers more than 50 primary and specialty clinics and a comprehensive system of hospitals. The University Hospital is the only Level 1 trauma center and helicopter service in central Missouri. The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute is central Missouri's largest freestanding orthopaedic center, as well as the region's most comprehensive orthopaedic surgery center.

Faculty Responsibilities in the Division of Infectious Diseases:
  • Primarily inpatient infectious diseases consultations and outpatient infectious diseases clinics
  • Teaching medical students, internal medicine residents, and infectious diseases fellows
  • Participation in mentoring and scholarship in the field.

Key Position Features:
  • Very competitive salary and benefits.
  • Clinical structure that allows work-life integration.
  • Outstanding and supportive team of faculty, staff, and trainees.
  • OPAT program with full time nurse coordinator.
  • Ample teaching opportunities.

  • Exemplary clinical skills.
  • A strong interest in teaching.
  • MD or DO degree.
  • Be qualified for an unrestricted Missouri medical license.
  • Board certification or eligibility in infectious diseases.
  • Additional training and/or experience in Hospital Epidemiology/Infection Prevention.

Columbia is a vibrant and growing college town that has been consistently ranked among best cities to live in, to raise a family and to buy a house. It offers a low cost of living and a top-notch public school system. Columbia combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals. The University of Missouri is a public land-grant research university. Its NCAA Division I athletic teams are the Missouri Tigers and compete in the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Employees of the University of Missouri and University of Missouri Healthcare are eligible for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

Our Community

Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

Our Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice-Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

University of Missouri School of Medicine & MU Health Care


Columbia, MO
65299 USA