The Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), seeks outstanding faculty candidates for a tenure-leading position. The rank commensurate with qualifications. Candidates' commitment to scholarly growth is expected and a strong track record (associate professor/professor) or evidence of potential excellence (assistant professor) in independent research is required. Though candidates with methodology expertise in the areas of machine learning, statistical analysis of electronic health record (EHR) data, bioinformatics, precision medicine, causal inference, or adaptive clinical trial design are highly desired, candidates with excellent track record of all biostatistics areas and prior experience in collaborative research will be given serious consideration. Candidates are expected to teach Biostatistics courses and advise Master and PhD 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 are abundant at UNMC including 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 Applicants should 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.
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, two institutes and a graduate studies program, serving nearly 4,000 students in more than two dozen programs. Our physician assistant program was recently ranked ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our primary care program was ranked 17. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
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