Assistant/Assoc. Prof., Biostatistician Tenure Earning

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Assistant/Assoc. Prof., Biostatistician Tenure Earning


208122 - Community Medicine and Population Health

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Assistant or Associate professor, biostatistician tenure- earning. The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS), which also serves as a regional campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, is recruiting an Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-earning track, with a doctorate in biostatistics for a faculty position within the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health to include major responsibilities with the Institute for Rural Health Research and the Alabama Life Research Institute. In addition to the faculty member’s responsibilities at CCHS, an expectation will be that they hold an appointment with The University of Alabama’s Institute of Data and Analytics (IDA). The IDA is a multidisciplinary research organization that focuses on the science of data and analytics for evidence and methodological-based research. One aspect of the IDA is to provide researchers at The University of Alabama and external stakeholders with a resource that supports their investigative efforts with ready access to individuals skilled in the application of statistical methods, data analysis, and statistical computing from a consulting and applied research perspective.

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The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, which also serves as a regional campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, is recruiting a tenure-earning track Assistant or Associate Professor with a doctorate in biostatistics for a faculty position with major responsibilities in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health, the Institute for Rural Health Research, and in collaboration with the Alabama Life Research Institute.

Established in response to the 1972 Alabama Legislature mandate to meet the critical need for health care in rural Alabama, CCHS is dedicated to improving and promoting the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high quality, accessible health care services; and scholarship. As a regional campus for the University of Alabama School of Medicine, CCHS trains approximately 70 third and fourth year medical students each year. In this role, CCHS focuses especially on the preparation of family physicians for Alabama and the region, with an emphasis on rural and underserved communities, the general professional education of medical students, clinical care for the community, community engagement, and scholarship that advances our educational mission and our ability to help communities improve the health of their populations. Since its founding, CCHS has educated more than 465 Family Medicine residents and over 800 clinical year medical students. Today, the College also includes the University Medical Center, which is the largest multispecialty group practice in West Alabama, the Rural Health Leaders Pipeline programs, graduate level training, and the Institute for Rural Health Research.

UA is the flagship campus of the UA System, offering exceptional educational, cultural, sports and recreational opportunities. UA is a comprehensive research institution, with an enrollment of over 35,000 students and a wide variety of opportunities for faculty and their families.

Tuscaloosa, with a population of approximately 100,000, is the regional referral center for all of West Central Alabama and is located one hour away from Birmingham and five hours or less from other major attractions including Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, or the Gulf Coast.

A doctoral degree in Biostatistics or a closely related field is required. A record of academic accomplishments, scholarly recognition, external research support, and leadership responsibilities to warrant appointment at the level of associate professor or professor is essential.

The ideal candidate will have strong experience (and/or training) in teaching biostatistics and application of statistical techniques, particularly in community-based participatory research and rural health research, including conducting independent and collaborative studies as well as mentoring graduate and medical student research. The candidate should have excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English, experience in working with or engaging community-based partners, demonstrated expertise in or potential for an area of rural population health research and familiarity with graduate and medical education.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching (which will include undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students and Family Medicine residents), conduct independent and collaborative research, engage in management of educational programs, and contribute to the service missions of the University, the College and the School of Medicine.

Academic appointment and salary will be commensurate with experience. For more information, visit our website and contact Lilanta Bradley, PhD, Search Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health at [email protected] or 205-348-6935. Applications must be submitted online at With your application, please attach a letter of interest, a CV, and three references with whom you have worked.

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Candidates interested in full Professor rank should express same to search committee at the time of application.

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Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time