School of Public Health - Professor and Chair - Biostatistics (Faculty)
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: 17520
Position Number: 25000
School/College: School of Public Health
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health is conducting a national search for an innovative and accomplished leader for the position of Chair of the Department of Biostatistics. Offering unparalleled opportunities for research, teaching, and service, the Department of Biostatistics has expertise in various research areas including spatial statistics, bioinformatics, statistical genetics, machine learning, causal inference and clinical trials and is home to a nationally-recognized data coordinating center for several ongoing multi-site studies. The Department of Biostatistics includes 19 primary faculty members with extramural funding from 7 different institutes at the NIH, PCORI and the CDC, and offers 4 degree programs (MS, MSPH, DrPH, and PhD).
We are recruiting a Chair with visionary leadership to guide a department that is experiencing remarkable growth. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishments, extramural research support, and teaching experience to warrant appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure. A doctoral degree in Biostatistics or a related field is required and proven leadership experience is preferred. UAB is an internationally renowned academic medical center and the Chair will have significant opportunities to further develop and foster interdisciplinary research collaborations campus-wide.
This position is critical in guiding our vision as the Department of Biostatistics at UAB to remain a leader in biostatistics research and education by providing world-class data management and analysis services through data coordinating centers for multicenter studies and clinical trials, advancing cutting-edge biostatistical methodology and collaborative investigation, and offering unique and in-demand graduate training for the next generations of biostatisticians. The chair will accomplish these goals by steering the Department of Biostatistics Vice Chairs for Education and Research as well as the Director of the Biostatistics, Data Management, and Analysis Core (BDMAC). In addition, this position provides critical leadership to the School of Public Health as a part of the Executive Team. At the University level, many leaders have recognized the need for a strong Biostatistics Department capable of meeting the methodology needs of numerous research groups across campus.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants are asked to include with their online application:
1. A cover letter outlining your research and leadership experience. 2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing publications, teaching, and funding history 3. Contacts for three (3) references
At UAB, diversity and inclusiveness are at the very core of who we are. Since 1969 when UAB became an independent institution and hired its first African-American tenure-track faculty member, UAB has been a national leader in advancing diversity and inclusiveness. We believe that a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness is absolutely paramount in the success of our university, and understand that the unique qualities of our diverse students, staff, and faculty are what shape us. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive environment where all of our students, faculty and staff can thrive. In 2022, UAB was among only 16 universities nationally named a Diversity Champion, identified as such for the fifth consecutive year by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The university also received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
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In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.