The Department of Global and Community Health in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University is launching an open-rank search for a faculty member in biostatistics who is committed to academic excellence and to conducting original methodologic and collaborative research in public health. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Though all research areas will be considered, preference will be given to applicants with expertise in causal inference or mediation analysis, latent variable modeling, exposome and mixtures analysis, randomized controlled trials, or longitudinal data analysis. Midcareer and senior candidates should have an active or recent history of externally-funded research, an established publication record, and evidence of effective classroom teaching commensurate for a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Early career candidates will demonstrate strong evidence of potential as an independent researcher to obtain external funding and show promise of effective classroom teaching.
This is a state-funded, full-time (9-month) tenure-track/tenured faculty position. Appointments will begin in August 2021, although other starting times might be possible. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and it strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. The University recently established an Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force to make certain that Mason is an inclusive and equitable campus community where everyone is valued, supported and experiences a sense of belonging.
Successful candidates will be expected to:
- Develop or continue a program of original methodologic research;
- Engage in collaborative research;
- Teach and mentor students;
- Establish or bring an extramurally funded research program;
- Engage in professional service in support of advancing the College’s mission;
- To the extent possible, faculty will be expected to contribute synergistically to development of courses, degree programs and research.
- An earned doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely-related field (e.g., epidemiology, computational sciences, quantitative methods);
- Public health-related research experience; record of refereed publications;
- Active or recent history of extramurally funded research for midcareer and senior candidates;
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- An ability to teach graduate level biostatistics courses and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
- Preference will be given to candidates capable of collaborating with research teams focused on epidemiology or social and behavioral health, and leading their own methodologic and externally funded program of research with expertise in causal inference or mediation analysis, latent variable modeling, exposome and mixtures analysis, randomized controlled trials, or longitudinal data analysis;
- Preference will be given to candidates that can teach a wide range of biostatistics courses for MPH and doctoral public health students.
About the Department of Global and Community Health:
The Department of Global and Community Health has 23 full-time research faculty and an active research portfolio of more than $5 million. Research support comes from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute for Justice, the National Institutes of Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Department prepares students for careers in public health just minutes from the nation’s capital. The ASTHO-Mason Collaborative for Applied Public Health Practice is a groundbreaking initiative to prepare the next generation of research and practice leaders in public health. The Collaborative exemplifies the intersection of academia and practice through interprofessional and transdisciplinary applied research, workforce training, and executive leadership education. We offer accredited and nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate degrees that provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to solve existing and emerging public health challenges. A PhD in Public Health with concentrations in epidemiology and social/behavioral sciences will enroll its first cohort of students in January 2021.
About the College of Health and Human Services:
The College of Health and Human Services is located in the new Peterson Family Health Science Hall, which has 165,000 square feet of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and wet and dry labs. The College has accredited degree programs in Global and Community Health, Health Administration and Policy, Nutrition and Food Studies, Nursing, and Social Work. The College’s research infrastructure includes DSHI (Discovery Science and Health Informatics Center with a Machine Learning Lab), imaging resources (DEXA, fMRI, movement capture) as well as physical and metabolic human assessment tools. The College operates a Population Health Center that supports primary and behavioral health care, research, and training. The College is strategically transitioning to become a College of Public Health. Further information about the College may be found at: https://chhs.gmu.edu.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply for position number F8938Z using https://jobs.gmu.edu and include (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement of interests and goals, (4) teaching experience and philosophy, and (5) a list of three references with full contact information. Also, please include (6) a diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from marginalized groups in a teaching, mentorship, or advisory capacity, and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success. Candidates who are invited for a campus interview must arrange for the search committee to receive three letters of reference prior to their campus interview.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.