Position Description

Open Rank Regular/In Residence Professor of Biostatistics
University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Biostatistics

The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences is seeking to fill one or two open rank faculty positions in the Regular and/or In-Residence series.

As an Assistant, Associate, or Full Regular/In Residence Professor of Biostatistics, the appointee chosen for this position will be responsible for independent research, collaborative research, teaching, mentoring, and service. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (PhD or ScD) in biostatistics or statistics and have experience in teaching biostatistics or statistics to non-specialist audiences. An established record of collaborative and independent methodological research is required, including recent peer-reviewed publications; demonstrated experience with the design, analysis, and reporting of epidemiologic and/or medical studies; and experience in obtaining grant funding. The fields of specialization are open, but particular consideration will be given to candidates with experience and/or interests in biostatistical methods related to collaborative biomedical research, and with focus in one or more of the following areas:

  • Behavioral health statistics
  • Cancer biostatistics
  • Clinical trials
  • Causal inference methods
  • Environmental health statistics
  • High-dimensional data analysis
  • Statistical genomics/genetics

Candidates with experience in other areas of research will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with strong written and verbal communication abilities. Candidates must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

The Department of Public Health Sciences is a major research and teaching department in the School of Medicine, with 36 full-time faculty members. Areas of active research in the Department include occupational/environmental health, cancer, health disparities, reproductive and women’s health, aging, nutrition, infectious and pulmonary disease, and injuries/accidents, as well as biostatistical methods related to these areas. Biostatistics Division faculty have active collaborations both within the department and with faculty in many other departments and centers, including the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, the MIND Institute, the Environmental Health Sciences Center, and the Alzheimer's Disease Center.

Application Procedure and Deadline

Applications will be accepted while the position or positions are unfilled, through June 30, 2020. However, for full consideration, please go to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03191 to submit your cover letter, CV, statement of research, and names of three references by December 31, 2019. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Valerie M. Anderson by email (vmaanderson@ucdavis.edu) or phone (530-752-3627). For more information regarding the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences, please visit the website at: https://health.ucdavis.edu/phs

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Valerie M. Anderson by email vmaanderson@ucdavis.edu or phone (530-752-3627).

For more information regarding the UC Davis Department of Public Health Sciences, please visit the website at: https://health.ucdavis.edu/phs.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.

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UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.