Requisition Number: 0902452
Department: 36010000-PHHP-COM BIOSTATISTICS
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Description: The University of Florida Health Science Center is conducting a search for two tenured or tenure-track Associate/Full Professor positions within the Department of Biostatistics, a department administered jointly by the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Establishment of the Department of Biostatistics was approved in June, 2010 as part of a reorganization plan within UF's Health Science Center, although the department was built upon existing academic and administrative foundations. The Inaugural Chair, Peihua Qiu, PhD, joined the department in July 2013. Currently, the department consists of 12 additional faculty members and a growing number of MS and PhD students (currently 14 and 16). The department also supports a concentration in Biostatistics as part of the Masters of Public Health Program. Current research in statistical methodology includes infectious disease modeling and intervention studies, medical image processing, survival analysis, causal modeling, statistical methods for health surveys, high-dimensional inference, longitudinal data analysis, and clinical trials. Besides regular methodological research and teaching, an important function of the department is to promote collaborative research among Health Science Center colleges, and to assure that biostatistics and computational biology skills are available and accessible to investigators, especially those involved in epidemiological, clinical and translational research. The department is housed in a new state-of-the-art, carbon-neutral, LEED Platinum facility, located in the heart of the Health Science Center, and constructed specifically to promote collaborative endeavors in clinical and translational research. Additional information on the department can be found at www.biostat.ufl.edu. The Health Science Center consists of six accredited colleges - dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and health professions, and veterinary medicine. As a result of a long-term strategy to create physical facilities and provide strong academic support for collaboration, UF is a leader in interdisciplinary research and education. Major institutes and centers, including the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases, the Institute on Aging, the UF Shands Cancer Center, the UF Genetics Institute, the McKnight Brain Institute, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, provide state-of-the-art environments for faculty from many colleges to address critical health-related research issues. In addition, collaboration across the UF campus, especially with the Department of Statistics, is frequent and encouraged. The University of Florida is a land-grant university, the oldest and largest public university in Florida, and a member of the Association of American Universities. The university is recognized as a Research 1 Institution by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and the Florida State University System Board of Governors. Gainesville, a university city, is a great place to live, with affordable housing, excellent schools, a good climate, and ample cultural and recreational opportunities.
Minimum Requirements: Qualifications for the position include a doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related quantitative discipline.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated strength in applications and methodology. Candidates should have a record of academic achievement as represented by published papers, and research awards. Experience working with students in research at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Excellent communication skills. Demonstrated potential for outstanding research and teaching at all levels. Expertise in bioinformatics, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, "big data" analysis, and computational statistics. Teaching experience with outstanding evaluations. A strong research portfolio. A record of academic accomplishments, scholarly recognition, external research support, and leadership responsibilities to warrant appointment at the level of professor or associate professor is essential.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Application review is ongoing and shall continue until all open positions are successfully filled. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of reference to Babette Brumback, PhD, Search Committee Chair, c/o Ms Deana Nance, P.O. Box 117450, Gainesville, FL 32611 (Phone: 352-294-5913; Fax: 352-294-5931; Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position please call 352/392-2477 or The Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work In the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary self disclosure card. This information is stored within GatorJobs and accessible by job number to Faculty Development (when needed to fulfill reporting obligations). For searches not using GatorJobs as a means of recording or tracking candidate applications, a self disclosure form can be found at: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.