Director of Biostatistics, Associate or Full Professor
Posting Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Expire Date: 08/13/2020
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in either the tenure track or the non-tenure clinician-educator track. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

The department seeks candidates at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to fill an open position as Director of the Biostatistics Division. The Division of Biostatistics is the academic home for 34 primary faculty within a vibrant multidisciplinary academic department comprised of three divisions – Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics with a total of 52 primary faculty. The candidate will also assume the role of Director of the Biostatistics Unit within the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB). The CCEB is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program that links clinical epidemiology and biostatistics within the Perelman School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and the Penn community.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biostatistics, statistics or a related field with extensive research experience in the health sciences. Candidates must have an internationally recognized record of scholarship and have demonstrated successful academic research leadership experience. The successful candidate will be a visionary leader, dedicated to faculty career development, and strong advocacy for methodological, collaborative and team-oriented research, as well as training the next generations of biostatistics scientists. A demonstrated track record as the principal investigator of methodological programs supported by extramural grant funding is strongly preferred.

Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to mentoring and educating the next generation of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and bioinformaticians. The Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (GGEB) offers degree programs leading to both the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics. Since admitting its first cohort of biostatistics students in 2000, the program has grown to its current enrollment of 34 PhD and 4 MS students. The GGEB also offers a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (MSCE) with approximately 30 new students per year, and a PhD in Epidemiology with 4-6 new students per year, many whom have remained at Penn as faculty and have active research programs within the CCEB.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The expected start date is July 2019.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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