The Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), seeks outstanding faculty candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor for a tenure-leading position; rank commensurate with qualifications. Candidates' commitment to scholarly growth is expected and opportunity for independent research is provided. Candidates are expected to teach Biostatistics courses and advise Master and Ph.D students in Biostatistics and Public Health. Other responsibilities include campus and intercampus collaboration and partnerships to pursue grant funding and collaborative research. Opportunities for research collaborations exist in many areas at UNMC, for example, oncology, neurology, rheumatology, communication disorders, nanomedicine, pulmonary, HIV and other specialties. Faculty at UNMC are also expected to provide committee service at the department, college and university level, and contribute to the development and success of the biostatistics department and the college. Candidates with a strong track record of statistical methodology and prior experience in collaborative work are desired.
Though expertise in machine learning methodology, statistical analysis of high dimensional data, precision medicine or causal inference is highly desired, candidates with evidence of or potential for research excellence in all biostatistics areas will be seriously considered.
Salary is highly competitive. In addition, the Department of Biostatistics generously provides faculty supplementary salary and return of indirect cost from extramural funding that covers faculty's salary.
Attach a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) listing of three references, and 4) statements of teaching philosophy and research philosophy in a single pdf file.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is July 1, 2020
Applicants must have a PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics, or an equivalent field.
Candidates should be comfortable working across disciplines with experience in biostatistical consulting preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Candidates should have experience teaching culturally diverse students from various disciplines, a strong commitment to graduate teaching and advising, and evidence of teaching excellence.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country. ... Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, Graduate College, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.