Assistant/Associate Professor - Biostatistics

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Logo Posting Number FAC00112PO17 Classification Title Assistant Professor Internal Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Biostatistics Campus Columbia 01 College/Division Arnold School of Public Health Department Epidemiology and Biostatistics Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with experience Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Hours per year 1560 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Other Professional

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The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina (USC) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in Biostatistics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates with research expertise in multivariate analysis, high-dimensional data analysis, robust and nonparametric statistics, multilevel modeling, Bayesian modeling and survival analysis with applications in epidemiology, public health, biology, genetics, and precision medicine are particularly encouraged to apply. However, candidates from all areas of statistics will be considered.
The successful applicant will have an earned doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or related areas with demonstrated evidence of high-quality scholarly research in developing statistical methods. For the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates should demonstrate the potential to successfully compete for external research funding, and ability to teach graduate-level courses. For the rank of Associate Professor, applicants must have a successful track record of competitive external funding in support of research, and appropriate teaching experience. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active methodological research program, engage in multidisciplinary collaborative research, teach biostatistics courses to students in biostatistics, epidemiology and other fields, mentor graduate students, and contribute to the department and school through professional service.
USC is a comprehensive Carnegie University of High Research Activity and Community Engagement. Located in the capitol city of Columbia, USC has five Health Science Units in addition to ASPH: 1) School of Medicine in Columbia, 2) School of Medicine in Greenville, 3) College of Nursing, 4) College of Pharmacy, and 5) College of Social Work. Founded in 1975, the ASPH is now the fourth largest school of public health nationally among public universities. ASPH consists of six departments and several research centers that address topics such as disease prevention, communication disorders, environmental nanoscience, nutrition and physical activity, health services and policy, rural health, aging, and health disparities.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is home to 26 faculty members, 9 in the Division of Biostatistics and 17 in the Division of Epidemiology. The faculty's research portfolio includes funding from a broad spectrum of federal agencies (e.g., NIH and CDC) and non-profit organizations. The department has a rich tradition of producing outstanding trainees, with a current enrollment of 80 students in our master's and doctoral degree programs in both biostatistics and epidemiology. The department, school, and university provide a rich collaborative environment for interdisciplinary team science across the public health research continuum. Examples of statistical areas of current research are quantile regression, missing data, longitudinal data analysis, interval censored data, spatial-temporal Bayesian models, mixture cure rate model, joint modelling and semi-competing risks models. More information about ASPH and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics can be found at
Columbia, SC enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to pristine beaches, lakes, rivers and mountains. The city hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, parks and outdoor recreation including the Congaree National Park and 50,000 acre Lake Murray.

All applications received by December 1st will receive full consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled.

Required Education and Experience

The successful applicant will have an earned doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or related areas with demonstrated evidence of high-quality scholarly research in developing statistical methods.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2018 Job Open Date 10/09/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

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Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

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      Posted: 2/28/2018
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