Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Fort Worth, TX
Apr 08, 2017
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Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Biostatistics & Epidemiology - 303300

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Department Overview
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in Fort Worth strives to become a model for innovative research, educational excellence, and high impact public health practice that positively affects health issues locally, nationally, and globally. Our goal is to provide a collegial interdisciplinary learning environment that produces strong researchers and public health practitioners who use biostatistics, epidemiology, and environmental health theories, principles, and methods to significantly improve health at the population level. Graduates from our masters and doctoral programs have found employment in academia, public health departments, research organizations, and industry. The faculty in the Department have diverse expertise in areas such as healthy aging, cancer, quasi-experimental trial methodology, surveillance, vaccination programming, disaster preparedness, zoonosis, vector-borne diseases, and air pollution, as well as in the development of novel statistical methods applied to clinical trials, neuroimaging, survey sampling, genetics, and environmental monitoring. Their efforts have led to numerous high impact publications and external funding from the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Justice, and the city of Fort Worth.

Position Details
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology is seeking an outstanding faculty colleague at the tenure-track Assistant Professor rank in the field of Biostatistics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent program of methodological research as well as actively collaborate and provide statistical expertise to other researchers within the UNTHSC. Other duties include teaching, mentoring of students, and service to the Department. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

* PhD or equivalent in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field is required prior to employment
* Recognition or promise of outstanding contributions as a scholar
* Successful record or promise of sponsored research and ability to foster a collaborative program of research
* Enthusiasm for teaching
* Commitment to inter-professional education and interdisciplinary research

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

Although all research areas of biostatistics and statistics are welcome, candidates with expertise in statistical genetics, Bayesian statistics, missing data, big data, data mining, survey methodology, and clinical trials are highly encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their background and experience, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references electronically through the following website:

For questions or additional information regarding the position, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Subhash Aryal, PhD

DEADLINE -- Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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