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Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Biostatistics

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Biostatistics
Requisition Number FE02022
Working Title
Department Name 7P180:DEPT OF BIOSTATISTICS
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

PhD or equivalent degree in statistics, biostatistics, or related degree.

Required Related Experience

Relevant experience in teaching and methodologic/collaborative research.

Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A

Job Summary

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for tenured or tenure- track, 12-month faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. The successful candidate will conduct impactful collaborative research and contribute to training the next generation of biostatisticians, data scientists, and public health researchers. Responsibilities associated with the position include independent methodological and collaborative research, teaching, mentorship, and service to the University and the statistical community. A Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics or a related field is required.

The University of Kentucky is committed to pursuing interdisciplinary research to address challenges and disparities that face Kentuckians. Biostatistics faculty have active research programs within multidisciplinary research centers and institutes, including the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kentucky Injury Research and Prevention Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Center for Health Equity Research, Center for Research on Violence Against Women, Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, and Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. We seek a team scientist who is capable of growing methodological expertise and biostatistics capacity by contributing to collaborative opportunities within research centers and partnerships across campus.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer, and the College of Public Health celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Faculty have identified mission priorities for the College, which are: development of multicultural educational environments that affirm the value of cultural diversity; establishment of formal collaborative partnerships designed to achieve professional impact; engagement in systematic inquiry; and development of improved methods of evaluation and research. As such, we encourage applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community; applicants with identities or backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for the position, applicants must submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a brief statement of current and proposed research (upload under Specific Request 1), a teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2), and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information will be used to solicit reference letters from your contacts through the employment system.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Heather Bush, at heather.bush@uky.edu.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Demonstrated ability in biostatistics research, successful collaborative research experience, teaching, potential to secure extramural funding as a team scientist or primary investigator.

Interpersonal communication skills with a wide variety of professionals.

A good understanding of public health issues and research in this area.

Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both classroom and online, and mentoring students.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2019-08-13 Expires: 2019-12-14

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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