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.
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.
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
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.
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