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Job no: 736942
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Epidemiology And Biostatistics 10022273
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for two open-rank tenure-stream faculty positions, academic year basis, for expanding its research, teaching, and consulting missions.

The positions will be filled at a rank commensurate with the qualifications and records of the successful candidates. Required qualifications include having a Ph.D. in Statistics/Biostatistics or related quantitative disciplines and having previous research experience. For the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor, teaching experience and an established record of securing extramural funding is also required.

The successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain a vigorous independent and collaborative research program, participate in teaching and mentoring graduate students and junior faculty and providing statistical consulting to graduate students and faculty in the Department, the College of Human Medicine, and other units at the University.

We have interests in candidates with research expertise in several areas, including, but not limited to, design and analysis of randomized clinical trials, statistical genetics, quantitative modeling of infectious diseases, comparative effectiveness, causal inference, and healthcare studies. Candidates should have training and experience in developing and applying novel statistical methodologies to the health sciences. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the motivation to act as a team member in collaborative research ventures are also required.

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is part of the College of Human Medicine–the allopathic medical school at MSU. The Department has a growing number of faculty –currently 28– working on a broad range of research topics, including health services research, longitudinal and correlated data analysis, survival analysis, statistical genetics, causal inference, and analyses of non-experimental or quasi-experimental data. Our faculty have vibrant research collaborations within the Department and with other units throughout the University, including Statistics & Probability, Obstetrics/Gynecology/Reproductive Biology, Pediatrics, Food Science & Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Nursing, and Economics. Please visit our website for additional information.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Statistics/Biostatistics or related quantitative disciplines

Minimum Requirements
  • PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics or related quantitative disciplines
  • Previous research experience
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience teaching in the field of biostatistics at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Established record of securing extramural funding
  • Strong record of scholarship
Required Application Materials

The required application package includes:

  • a letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
  • statement of research interests,
  • teaching philosophy,
  • a statement describing your commitment to and experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in your research, teaching, and service,
  • and contact information for three references (applicant will be notified prior to contacting references).
Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: of Applications Begins On


MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Sep 27, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 27, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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