The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for tenured or tenure-track, 12-month faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full 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, mentorship, and service to the University and the statistical community. A Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics or a related field 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, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. These materials must be submitted through the University’s Integrated Employment System at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/236162.
Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, and priority will be given to those who apply by August 15. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Heather Bush, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About University of Kentucky
Established in 1865, UK is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution of higher education, UK plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being. UK serves over 30,000 students representing 117 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all 120 Kentucky counties on its 784-acre urban campus in Lexington, KY. UK is one of only a small number of U.S. institutions having a major academic medical center with all six health sciences colleges and the full spectrum of academic colleges on a single campus. Students choose from more than 200 majors and degree programs in UK’s 16 colleges and diverse professional schools, which include the Colleges of Agriculture, Arts & Sciences, Business and Economics, Communications and Information, Dentistry, Design, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Social Work. Research and academic activities at UK span all 16 colleges, 76 multidisciplinary research centers, and 31 core research facilitie...s. UK faculty and staff brought in approximately $333 million in new sponsored project awards in FY 2018. Of that total, UK was awarded $200 million in grants and contracts from federal agencies. UK is home to one of only 22 medical centers in the United States that have earned designation as a National Cancer Institute cancer center, have a federally funded Alzheimer's Disease Center and have been awarded a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH.
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