The Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), seeks outstanding faculty candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor for a tenure-leading position; rank commensurate with qualifications. Candidates’ commitment to scholarly growth is expected and opportunity for independent research is provided. Candidates are expected to teach Biostatistics courses and advise Master and Ph.D. students in Biostatistics and Public Health. Other responsibilities include campus and intercampus collaboration and partnerships to pursue grant funding and collaborative research. Opportunities for research collaborations exist in many areas at UNMC, for example, oncology, neurology, rheumatology, communication disorders, nanomedicine, pulmonary, HIV and other specialties. Faculty at UNMC are also expected to provide committee service at the department, college and university level, and contribute to the development and success of the biostatistics department and the college. Candidates with a strong track record of statistical methodology and prior experience in collaborative work are desired.
Though expertise in machine learning methodology, statistical analysis of high dimensional data, precision medicine or causal inference is highly desired, candidates with evidence of or potential for research excellence in all biostatistics areas will be seriously considered.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics, or an equivalent field.
Supplemental Qualifications: Candidates should be comfortable working across disciplines with experience in biostatistical consulting preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Candidates should have experience teaching culturally diverse students from various disciplines, a strong commitment to graduate teaching and advising, and evidence of teaching excellence.
Salary is highly competitive. In addition, the Department of Biostatistics generously provides faculty supplementary salary and return of indirect cost from extramural funding that covers faculty’s salary. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is July 1, 2020
UNMC is located at Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha is known as one of the friendliest cities in the country with a thriving economy and low unemployment rate. It is also known as the Silicon Prairie due to entrepreneurial opportunities. Omaha also boasts a lower than the national average cost of living and very affordable housing. The metropolitan population is just under one million but Omaha retains a small town feel. Typical commutes are minimal. There are many excellent dining, cultural and entertainment opportunities, as well as college and professional sports teams. Omaha is ranked #20 of best places to live (based on amenities, demographics, economy, education, health care, housing, social and civic capital, transportation and infrastructure) https://livability.com/best-places/top-100-best-places-to-live/2019/ne/omaha
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at http://unmc.peopleadmin.com/postings/47669 and attach a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) listing of three references, and 4) statements of teaching philosophy and research philosophy in a single pdf file.
UNMC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.