Assistant Professor (Open Rank) - Preventive Medicine, Memphis

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

United States

October 22, 2021


Assistant Professor (Open Rank) - Preventive Medicine, Memphis - 21000001WU


Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (open rank) of Biostatistics

The Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics, at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, seeks applicants for a full- time, open-rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) tenure-track faculty position in Biostatistics.


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. We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in causal inference, large observational studies, clinical trials, and machine learning. We are looking for a critical thinker with a body of creative work applying statistical principles and techniques to biomedical science.

Responsibilities for this position include: Methodological research that results in peer-reviewed publications; Collaborative research including assistance with grant applications, and data analysis on funded grants; Teaching of 1 -2 graduate courses per year and supervision of graduate students; and Internal consulting in our Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) unit.


  • Minimum qualifications:
  • 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 research track record (publications in peer-reviewed journals, published software or other research products), teaching experience, and communication skills.

    Applicants for Associate Professor should additionally demonstrate evidence of sustained productivity and ability to contribute to extramurally funded research as co-investigator or principal investigator. Applicants for Full Professor should fulfill the requirements of Associate Professor, and show evidence of leadership and national or international recognition.

    Application procedure

    Interested applicants should submit a CV, statement of research, teaching interests and experience, and at least three recommendation letters. In the cover letter, applicants should explicitly indicate the rank they wish to be considered for (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). Applicants for each rank will be evaluated in parallel. Please submit documents electronically using the Taleo application.


    The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is the academic medical center of the University of Tennessee System located in Memphis, TN. The Division of Biostatistics consists of 7 faculty, 3 staff, and 1 postdoctoral scholar engaged in a wide variety of collaborative and methodological research. Our faculty members teach biostatistics courses in the College of Graduate Health Sciences in the Epidemiology program. Our faculty also participate in the Data Science Doctoral program at the Bredesen Center with the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

    Memphis is a mid-sized city with a distinctive cultural identity, mild climate, and affordable cost of living. It is the home of blues music, Elvis Presley, and barbecue. It offers the amenities of city life (zoo, concerts, parks, restaurants) in a laid-back environment. The UTHSC campus is about 5 minutes from downtown Memphis; most desirable residential neighborhoods are less than 40 minutes away.

    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 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 vibrant 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



    Preventive Medicine

    Campus/Institute Memphis



    Job Posting

    Sep 22, 2021, 4:28:41 AM

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