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Associate Chair and Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (78084)

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

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Associate Chair and Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (78084)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Jul 25, 2021

The Department of Biostatistics is seeking a dynamic academic leader whose key responsibilities include working with the department chair to: 1) oversee graduate recruitment and the admissions committee and strategically plan all student recruitment activities and materials each year, including fall student orientation; 2) manage MS and PhD exam committees; 3) assign MS advisors and inaugural advisors to 1st year PhD students; 4) oversee the curriculum committee and coordinate with the Department of Statistics in offering of courses each program; 5) update the graduate handbook annually; 6) manage student issues and special needs as they arise; 7) conduct annual evaluations with each PhD student jointly with their advisor; 8) recommend for the chair’s consideration, the teaching assignments for faculty each term; 9) serve as backup in the chair’s absence for PHHP leadership meetings; 10) serve as liaison to our Biostatistics Student Organization (BSO) and the College of Medicine Education Center and coordinate all biostatistics teaching activities within the college, including those for the IDP and APPCI; 11) oversee all committees pertaining to education; 12) attend all requests by both the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine concerning the Department’s education program, including DEPH and SACS accreditation; and 13) represent department chair at educational meetings on his behalf, or at his request.   

The Department of Biostatistics is a national leader in research, education, and service.  The department has successful and growing PhD, MS On-Campus, and MS Online graduate programs and a diverse and growing graduate student body.  Biostatistics is part of the accredited College of Public Health and Health Professions, one of six colleges comprising the Academic Health Center, which provides a broad range of opportunities for professional collaboration. 



Minimum required: Doctoral degree in biostatistics or related quantitative discipline.

Preferred qualifications: The well-qualified candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, academic program administration, teaching and mentoring, and leadership experience consistent with the appointment of Associate Chair for Education. Faculty at all ranks in both the tenure and non-tenure track are eligible for consideration. Competitive candidates will hold a doctoral degree in biostatistics or related quantitative discipline.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a letter of interest, a CV, and a list of three references.

This position is open until filled.  Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.

Individual with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  This recruitment is open to current faculty within the University of Florida only. 

The university is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment, and applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.  As part of the letter of interest, please include a statement regarding experience, goals/plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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