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Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Arizona

  • Jun. 14, 2017
  • Open till filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Sciences - General
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The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Biostatistics. This position will contribute directly to the research, teaching and service mission of the Biostatistics program. Expertise in causal inference, design and analysis of observational studies, biostatistical aspects of data science and/or mining electronic health records is desirable. Participation in collaborative biomedical research and development of an independent research program will be integral components of career progression within the Department and College.

The UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is currently the only nationally accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona. The College has active teaching, research and service programs. Faculty in the College collaborate with the College of Medicine, the University of Arizona Cancer Center, the Arizona Respiratory Center, the College of Pharmacy, Microbiology, Engineering, Mining, Institute of the Environment, Mexican American Studies, the Water Research and Resource Center, the School of Natural Resources, the College of Agriculture, and others. The College is an active partner in regional multi-disciplinary, community-based research projects addressing health issues relative to border communities and underserved indigenous populations.

The Division has 21 faculty in either the Epidemiology or Biostatistics discipline. Faculty engage in a broad range of research and are responsible for teaching students from a number of educational programs. The Biostatistics Program offers PhD, MS and MPH degrees. The Biostatistics Program, together with the Department of Mathematics, form the foundation of a thriving Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Statistics (GIDP). Biostatistics faculty are members of the GIDP which facilitates interaction among the statisticians throughout the campus.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach either graduate-level or undergraduate courses, and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity and expanding research collaborations.

Review of applications will begin on June 21, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students- underrepresented minorities, women, and with experience in addressing issues related to diverse populations are encouraged to apply.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! Of note are the excellent support for families and domestic partners and our diverse communities. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please visit:

Just 60 miles from the Mexican border, Tucson is a vibrant, inclusive, urban environment with world class cuisine and a lively art scene. Located in the lush Sonoran Desert, famous for its monumental cacti and stunning sunsets, Tucson is surrounded by mountains reaching over 9000 feet enabling outdoor adventures of all sorts, including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and even skiing. Tucson is easy to get around and is consistently rated as one of the top bicycling cities in the nation. Tucson has a low cost of living and very affordable housing.

Interested applicants should use the following link for a detailed position description and application instructions at:

  • The University of Arizona seeks people with diverse perspectives and experiences and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action organization. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also encourage applications from alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.
    The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA – M/W/D/V Employer.

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