Assistant Professor of Research and Statistics

Parker, CO
Mar 05, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Rocky Vista University in Ivins, Utah has an immediate opening for an
Assistant Professor of Research and Statistics.

RVU offers a full benefit package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid vacation, sick and holidays.

To be considered for this position applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV and salary requirement.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Support the research efforts of the University and provide instruction in research related areas.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential job functions include instruction in project design, research methodology and bioinformatics, providing statistical support for various research projects within the university. Projects will include clinical trial data, public health outcomes research, educational research, as well as biomedical research. Qualifications


Demonstrated organizational skills to set-up tracking systems, prioritize job duties, and track each assignment to a satisfactory completion

Demonstrated ability to work independently to perform tasks, investigate and solve problems

Demonstrated ability and experience in the integration and analysis of very large data sets from multiple sources such as surveys, the census, administrative data files as well as raw research data

Demonstrated knowledge of general programming skills

Demonstrated ability to use SAS (Statistical Analysis System) database programming which includes data access, data retrieval, data management, data analysis, and data presentation.

Ability to create and use statistical algorithms to answer complex research questions

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in creating confidential and public analytical survey files including survey data quality control and augmentations

Provide classroom instruction in statistical and research methods

  • Provide statistical leadership for the design, writing and review of study protocols, including sample size/power estimations
  • English communication skills to effectively communicate in oral and written form with all levels of people including Principal Investigators, Project Managers, co-workers of equal stature, and subordinate staff.


  • PhD in biostatistics with 3 years' experience with study designs and analytical methods in clinical trials
  • Experience in teaching statistical methods and research design at a graduate level
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Demonstrable programming experience with SAS 9 and SPSS

  • Experience in teaching health sciences students
  • Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.

    Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.


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