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Assistant Professor, Public Health, Biostatistics (TE)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Assistant Professor, Public Health, Biostatistics (TE)
Department Epidemiology and Biostatistics (4204)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Biostatistics. This position will contribute directly to the research, teaching and service mission of the Biostatistics program. Expertise in causal inference, design and analysis of observational studies, biostatistical aspects of data science and/or mining electronic health records is desirable. Participation in collaborative biomedical research and development of an independent research program will be integral components of career progression within the Department and College.

As the only accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona, The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is dedicated to promoting the health of individuals and communities in the southwest and globally with an emphasis on achieving health equity through excellence in education, research & service. Faculty in the College collaborate with the College of Medicine, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, the Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, the College of Pharmacy, Microbiology, Engineering, Mining, Institute of the Environment, Mexican American Studies, the Water Research and Resource Center, the School of Natural Resources, the College of Agriculture, and others. The College is an active partner in regional multi-disciplinary, community-based research projects addressing health issues relative to underserved Border communities and indigenous populations.

The Department has 21 faculty in either the Epidemiology or Biostatistics discipline. Faculty engage in a broad range of research and are responsible for teaching students from a number of educational programs. The Biostatistics Program offers PhD, MS and MPH degrees. The Biostatistics Program, together with the Department of Mathematics, form the foundation of a thriving Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics (GIDP). Biostatistics faculty are members of the GIDP which facilitates interaction among the statisticians throughout the campus.

Just 60 miles from the Mexican border, Tucson is a vibrant, inclusive, urban environment with world class cuisine and a lively art scene. Located in the lush Sonoran Desert, famous for its monumental cacti and stunning sunsets, Tucson is surrounded by mountains reaching over 9000 feet enabling outdoor adventures of all sorts, including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and even skiing. Tucson is easy to get around and is consistently rated as one of the top bicycling cities in the nation. Tucson has a low cost of living and very affordable housing.

The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students– underrepresented minorities, women, and with experience in addressing issues related to diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop and teach graduate-level and/or undergraduate courses.
  • Contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college and university service.
  • Assist in the development of innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity and expanding research collaborations.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD or equivalent in Biostatistics or Statistics.
  • Documented sustained scholarly achievement including peer reviewed publications.
  • Potential for teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise in Causal Inference and/or Design and Analysis of observational studies and/or Electronic medical record data mining.
  • Experience in working with graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrative productivity of independent and collaborative research.
  • Ability to obtain external funding.
  • Ability to produce high-quality teaching and scientific productivity.
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure-Eligible (TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F21001
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Edward Bedrick, PhD

Open Date 06/12/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Review Begins On 06/21/2017
Special Instructions Summary
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Upon hire, will you have a PhD or equivalent in Biostatistics or Statistics?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Does your CV document sustained scholarly achievement, including peer-reviewed publications?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Does your cover letter or statement of teaching philosophy discuss your potential for teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents