Associate / Full Professor / Chair Position, Department of Biostatistics

Miami, FL
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Department of Biostatistics

Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

The Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University is accepting applications for a tenure-earning Associate/Full Professor/Chair position in the Department of Biostatistics.

With the appointment of a new Dean, Dr. Tomás Guilarte, the College is looking for a dynamic leader to help advance the Department and College's vision of becoming a hub for high quality research. The Chair is also expected to position the Department competitively in biostatistical extramural research funding and in actively collaborating with other units and investigators within and outside of Stempel College. The department currently offers Masters of Public Health in Biostatistics and working in developing Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Biostatistics related fields. Current departmental research includes, complex longitudinal statistical modeling, modeling and health impact of environmental pollutants, correlated data analysis, statistical genomics, big data analytics, and causal inference; and collaborative research activities with the scientists within and outside of FIU. The department actively participates in the Stempel College strategic research areas, i.e., environmental exposure, neurotoxicology, and neuroscience, chronic disease and aging, health disparities and improving health equity, and population health consequences of climate change.


Required qualifications include Ph.D. degree in biostatistics, statistics, or related-discipline and effective interpersonal and communication skills with ethnically and culturally diverse populations. As appropriate for rank, a track record of collaborative research and peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated ability to obtain research grants and effective teaching in the relevant discipline are also required. Competitive applicants should have a strong, extramurally funded research program in place as Principal Investigator. Experience with managing a biostatistical consulting service, as well as the development and implementation of biostatistical academic programs will be considered positively.


Responsibilities will include research, teaching graduate courses, student advisement both for master's and doctoral-level students, serving on master's thesis and doctoral dissertation committees, and serving the university, professional, and local communities. Candidate will be responsible for developing the programs, administering the budget, coordinating teaching assignments, and evaluating/mentoring department faculty and staff.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID #511221 at Candidates need to provide a cover letter highlighting their professional experience and vision for the department, as well as their curriculum vitae in a single pdf file. Candidates will need also to provide the names and contact information for at least three (3) references who will only be contacted if selected for an on-campus interview. Applications' review will commence on May 1st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

For inquiries, please contact the Chair of the Search & Screen Committee, Dr. Wasim Maziak at

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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