The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, 12-month faculty position at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will conduct impactful collaborative research and contribute to training the next generation of biostatisticians, data scientists, and public health researchers.
Responsibilities associated with the position include independent methodological and collaborative research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentorship, and service to the University and the field.
A Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, or a related area is required. The University of Kentucky is committed to pursuing interdisciplinary research to address challenges and disparities that face Kentuckians. Biostatistics faculty have active research programs within multidisciplinary research centers and institutes, including the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kentucky Injury Research and Prevention Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Center for Health Equity Research, Center for Research on Violence Against Women, Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, and Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. We seek a team scientist who is capable of growing methodological expertise and biostatistics capacity by contributing to collaborative opportunities within research centers and partnerships across campus.
The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer, and the College of Public Health celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Faculty have identified mission priorities for the College, which are: development of multicultural educational environments that affirm the value of cultural diversity; establishment of formal collaborative partnerships designed to achieve professional impact; engagement in systematic inquiry; and development of improved methods of evaluation and research. As such, we encourage applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community; applicants with identities or backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply for the position, applicants must submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a brief statement of current and proposed research (upload under Specific Request 1) and a teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2). This information will be used to solicit reference letters from your contacts through the employment system. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the department chair, Dr. Heather Bush, at email@example.com.
Demonstrated ability in biostatistics research, potential for successful research program in cardiovascular health outcomes, teaching, potential to secure extramural funding as a team scientist or primary investigator.
Interpersonal communication skills with a wide variety of professionals.
A commitment to addressing public health issues.
Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both classroom and online, and the potential to mentor students.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD or equivalent degree
Required Related Experience:
Relevant experience in teaching and methodologic/collaborative research.
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University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.