Applied Statistics, Biometrics/biostatistics, Data analysis/processing
Position: The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor rank, with a special focus on Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Modeling. The position is an academic year appointment (9 months) with an opportunity to supplement salary during the summer. The anticipated starting date for the position is August 2021.
Responsibilities: The person hired for this position is expected to develop and teach innovative undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on introductory, intermediate, and advanced epidemiology and/or biostatistics. Commitment to student mentoring and supervision of projects and dissertation research in the department and college is further expected. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong and productive research program with extramural funding and devote time to service activities.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA) is a land grant and sea-grant research university with 35,000 students, 17 schools and colleges, and 1800 faculty, located in Athens. Athens is 60 miles NE of Atlanta and has a rich cultural and intellectual scene that coexists with the university, featuring diverse arts and music, a thriving downtown, college athletics, and historic neighborhoods. UGA provides excellent opportunities to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment. Investigators at UGA, both within the College of Public Health and beyond, are engaged in a wide spectrum of biomedical and public health research. Many strong collaborations between investigators at UGA and other institutions in Georgia (e.g., Emory, CDC) and beyond also exist. More information on those efforts can be found on the department and college webpage and at research.uga.edu.
Application Procedure: Applications should be uploaded as a single PDF file to “other document 1” and include the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, 4) teaching statement, 5) a list of at least three references, 6) unofficial transcripts. We encourage the submission of reference letters directly by the referees by the application deadline stated below. The application PDF file and reference letters should be submitted online at http://ugajobsearch.com/postings/163035. Questions may be directed to Stephen Rathbun (email@example.com). All applications received by December 15th, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications received after that day may be considered until the search has closed.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a terminal degree (PhD, MD, or another relevant degree) in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or closely related field. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate the promise of moving towards excellence in research productivity and have a background commensurate with appointment to the rank of assistant professor. Applicants with research in infectious disease epidemiology or biostatistical methods with a history of external funding are especially encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 168121
About University of Georgia
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is comprised of 22 faculty dedicated to development and appropriate application of new and innovative biostatistical methods, and the investigation of the distribution of disease with an emphasis on patterns of risk and preventative measures. We offer MS and PhD degrees in Epidemiology and Biostatistics as well as concentrations in Biostatistics and Epidemiology for the Masters of Public Health. Opportunities for collaboration within the College of Public Health and the University of Georgia exist in Bioinformatics, Infectious Disease, Environmental Health, Health Promotion, and Health Policy, to name a few.