Assistant Professor - Division of Biostatistics - Preventive Medicine, Memphis - 19000000KJ
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Preventive Medicine and Division of Biostatistics seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor for an academic position in Biostatistics. We seek candidates with a strong training in biostatistics and statistical aspects of data science.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a diverse research portfolio with a mixture of collaborative and independent methodological research. All areas of biostatistics are of interest, but we are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in large observational studies, complex heterogeneous datasets, high-throughput data, and statistical computing.
Responsibilities for this position include: (1) Methodological research, alone or in collaboration with other faculty, that results in peer-reviewed publications; (2) Collaborative research with biomedical faculty including assistance with grant applications, and data analysis on funded grants; (3) Teaching of 1 -2 graduate courses per year and supervision of graduate students; and (4) Internal consulting in our biostatistics, epidemiology and research design (BERD) unit.
Minimum qualifications for the position are a Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics or related area.
Candidates with clinical and public health research experience are especially encouraged to apply.
Primary criteria for appointment will be experience, demonstrated ability in research, a relevant publication record in peer-reviewed journals, and evidence of successful teaching.
The successful applicant will work closely with faculty and staff in the Division of Biostatistics, other members of the Department of Preventive Medicine, and researchers across the UTHSC campus and its affiliate organizations.
Interested applicants should submit electronically a copy of their curriculum vitae, a statement on research interests and teaching experience, and at least three recommendation letters, one of which is preferred to be from the Ph.D. advisor
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a v ibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Preventive Medicine
Job Posting Mar 20, 2019, 9:31:14 PM
Internal Number: 19000000KJ
About UT Health Science Center
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.