The Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) of Emory University is recruiting a dynamic leader with a forward-looking vision for this rapidly evolving field to serve as Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (BIOS; sph.emory.edu/departments/bios). Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related discipline; a prominent record of academic research, scholarship, service, and teaching; a demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding; dedication to faculty career development and to training the next generation of biostatistics students; and strong advocacy for methodological and collaborative research. Candidates should have a strategic understanding of trends in the field; demonstrated ability to foster creativity and innovation; and proven leadership and management abilities in a complex environment. The committee will accept applications from candidates with an established record that merits appointment as a tenured full professor. The Department Chair position is supported by an endowed Rollins chair.
The Department includes 35 primary faculty members currently supported by a wide range of external funding, as principal investigators, core directors, and co-investigators. Faculty investigators engage in research on a diverse range of issues such as survival analysis, spatial statistics, bioinformatics, imaging, statistical genetics, measurement error models, and clinical trials. Faculty members also engage in statistical modeling in Alzheimer’s disease, infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular, renal, and other chronic diseases, as well as environmental and mental health. There is a strong tradition of collaboration between BIOS faculty and faculty from other departments in RSPH and the School of Medicine, Woodruff School of Nursing, the College of Arts and Sciences, Laney Graduate School, and Winship Cancer Institute.
The Department has approximately 50 masters and 45 doctoral students and hosts one of the NHLBI’s Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS). Additionally, the Department is home to the Center for Biomedical Imaging Statistics, and biostatistical cores for the Winship Cancer Institute, the Emory Center for AIDS Research, and the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Research and training collaborations occur between the Department and a host of local, national, and global institutions, including the Georgia Department of Public Health, CDC, VA, NIH, the National Academies, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Health Organization.
RSPH currently employs over 190 full-time faculty members and enrolls over 1200 full- and part-time graduate students in its MPH, MSPH and doctoral programs. The School is located on the Emory University campus, adjacent to the CDC, Emory’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and a number of laboratory and clinical facilities. Emory is a major research university and member of the AAU; its endowment is among the largest of US universities. The university enrolls over 14,000 students, approximately half in undergraduate programs and half in graduate and professional programs, taught by 3,000 faculty.
Applicants should apply to Emory position 69371 and send a letter indicating their interest accompanied by a curriculum vita to: Dr. Colleen McBride, Search Committee Chair, c/o Ashley Mastin (email@example.com). Applications will be kept confidential and references will not be contacted without the permission of applicants.
The starting date is negotiable and salary is commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.