Biometrics/biostatistics, Data analysis/processing, Statistics Educator
The Zilber School of Public Health seeks outstanding candidates for an Assistant Professor position in our Biostatistics program. The selected candidate will join our growing faculty in developing a cutting edge transdisciplinary research and education program to advance statistical inference and data science, methods and discovery for the population health and social health sciences. This position is a 100% hard-funded tenure-track 9-month academic year appointment with competitive salary, attractive benefits and start-up package, and the possibility to generate summer salary.
The candidate must possess a PhD or ScD in Biostatistics or related fields by the time of appointment. We encourage applications from diverse subspecialties; however, priority will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in longitudinal and multilevel data analysis, latent variable analysis, survival analysis, or Bayesian statistics and who share our aspirations for the Zilber School. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and/or undergraduate biostatistics courses; mentor graduate students; develop and/or expand their own externally-funded research program; engage in university and professional service; and collaborate with academic colleagues in the Zilber School and the University, as well as with community partners.
The successful candidate will join our faculty and staff in expanding the biostatistics research and education programs. Zilber School faculty are leading emerging research programs that address public health and health equity from the molecular to the societal levels. Current disciplinary expertise spans maternal and child health; epigenetics; developmental neurobiology and immunotoxicology; environmental toxicology; social and environmental epidemiology; tobacco control, social media, immigrant health, socioeconomic health policies, racial/ethnic segregation, and social and behavioral sciences. Biostatistical research interests of Zilber faculty include GWAS, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, network analysis, causal inference, high-dimensional data analysis, electronic medical records, risk prediction for chronic diseases, and applied statistics for population health and social and behavioral health sciences.
The Zilber School currently offers Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Master’s of Science in Biostatistics, Master’s of Public Health (MPH) degrees in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Community and Behavioral Health Promotion, Epidemiology and Public Health Policy and Administration, as well as PhD degrees in Environmental / Occupational Health, Community and Behavioral Health Promotion, Biostatistics, and Epidemiology. Additional PhD program in Public Health Policy is being planned. Certificate programs will be expanded, and joint degrees are anticipated.
Applicants are must apply online and submit the following required application materials: (a) a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, (b) a full CV, (c) a research statement describing most significant contributions and current and future research activities, (d) a teaching statement describing approach, experience and evidence of teaching excellence, and (e) contact information for three professional references. The anticipated start date for this position is August 17, 2020, with earlier start dates encouraged and later start dates negotiable. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2019 and continue until position is filled. Application received before December 30, 2019 will receive full consideration. To apply online, please use the following link, https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/29679
UW-Milwaukee is an AA/EEO Employer and is committed to increasing diversity in recruitment and retention, and advancing our University as an inclusive, caring, and accessible destination campus for all people. UWM is committed to maintaining a safe campus environment to mitigate the established health risks associated with exposure to secondhand smoke. UWM prohibits smoking of tobacco products in University facilities. Under Wisconsin’s open records law, requests for confidentiality will be honored, except that names and titles of all finalists must be disclosed upon request. All finalists for this position will require a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. For information relating to the campus security report, see www.cleryact.uwm.edu or contact the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118, at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.
About Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
The Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health (Zilber School) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee was founded in 2009 with an explicit commitment to social and environmental justice. Initiated by a powerful combination of academic leaders, community advocates and investors, and local officials, the Zilber School strives to become an innovative, interdisciplinary, ‘next generation’ School of Public Health. Our School values excellence in education, research, and leadership, and promotes participatory community engagement, strategies and policies, all to foster transformational change for improving health and health equity. Ours is the newest school at the UW System’s major metropolitan campus, which is a Carnegie-designated Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution undergoing dynamic growth toward expanded research excellence. Our School became Wisconsin’s first nationally-accredited School of Public Health in 2017.