The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Public Health is seeking outstanding candidates for the next chair of the department.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership to the department in developing new programs, strengthening existing programs, developing the statistical methodology profile of the department, growing and maintaining collaborative relationships. In addition, this individual will administer the budget, coordinate teaching assignments, and evaluate/mentor department faculty and staff. This position is a 12-month appointment with administrative, teaching, research, and service responsibilities.
To be considered, the candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in biostatistics or statistics, and effective interpersonal and communication skills. A record of accomplishment of collaborative research and peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated ability to obtain research grants, and effective teaching and student mentoring that are adequate for the rank of full professor are also required. Competitive applicants will demonstrate leadership and management experience, ability to mentor faculty, and a strong track record of collaborative and statistical methodology work. Experience with managing a biostatistics consulting service, development and implementation of biostatistics academic programs, and extramurally funded research as Principal Investigator will be considered positively.
UNMC DEPARTMENT OF BIOSTATISTICS
The department of biostatistics is part of the college of public health and provides statistical support to the UNMC campus through the Center for Collaboration on Research Design and Analysis (CCORDA). The department offers an MPH concentration in Biostatistics and a PhD. Currently, there are 9 faculty members and 7 master’s trained statisticians, with a wide variety of research interests and expertise. For more information about the department (including its mission and vision statements), visit: https://www.unmc.edu/publichealth/departments/biostatistics/
UNMC provides exciting opportunities for collaboration and growth for the department of biostatistics. Cross-campus collaboration opportunities include cancer research, neuroAIDS, neurology, and many others. The department is a shared resource of the Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Center (https://www.unmc.edu/cancercenter/), and biostatistics core for the Great Plains IDeA-CTR network, pancreatic SPORE, and Boys Town National Research Hospital Center for Communication Disorders. The new Interprofessional Experiential Center for Enduring Learning will help us take biostatistics education to a new level. (https://www.unmc.edu/iexcel/)
About UNMC and the College of Public Health
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the UNMC has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, the UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska. The UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs.
Founded in 2007 and first accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in 2011, the UNMC College of Public Health offers a wide range of programs and degrees to provide students with a comprehensive, well-rounded education in public health. The educational programs are designed for students who wish to pursue different levels and approaches to public health education, including certificate programs--the certificate of public health, professional degrees--the master of public health, specialized academic degrees--the Master of Science and the doctor of philosophy. The college also offers dual degree programs with other colleges at the University of Nebraska. The Harold M. and Beverly Maurer Center for Public Health is home to the UNMC College of Public Health. This 62,600 square foot, $15 million building was opened in 2011.
How to apply:
To apply for this position, visit:
http://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/34633. Only online applications will be accepted. Interested applicants should submit a current CV, letter of interest, and contact information for 3 references. The letter should address research and teaching interests and how these fit with the department, highlight the candidate’s vision for the department, his/her experience and philosophy of leadership, administration, and mentoring. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
UNMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Elli Rogan at firstname.lastname@example.org. For specific questions regarding the department, feel free to contact interim chair, Dr. Kendra Schmid at email@example.com