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Research Professor of Biostatistics - Open Rank
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Mar. 14, 2023
Title Research Professor of Biostatistics - Open Rank
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date June 2023
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track, 12-month faculty position at a rank of assistant, associate, or full research professor, commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will provide methodological expertise for conducting collaborative biomedical research on interdisciplinary research teams facilitated by the Biostatistics Consulting and Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Lab (Biostat CIRCL). Responsibilities associated with the position include the ability to balance the implementation of rigorous statistical methodology with the complex challenges of interdisciplinary biomedical research. This includes leading the methodological contributions of research studies through study design, overseeing the generation and/or management of data, leading or conducting analyses, offering innovative methodologic solutions, and interpreting empirical findings in a manner that is appropriate for the biomedical research community and the public. A Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, informatics, or a related area is required. The distribution of effort for Research Title faculty is 95% research, 5% professional development. There is no regular expectation for teaching.

The University of Kentucky is committed to pursuing interdisciplinary research to address challenges and disparities that face Kentuckians. Biostatistics faculty have active research programs within multidisciplinary research centers and institutes, including the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kentucky Injury Research and Prevention Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Center for Health Equity Research, Center for Research on Violence Against Women, Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, and Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. We seek a team scientist who is capable of growing methodological expertise and biostatistics capacity by contributing to collaborative opportunities within research centers and partnerships across campus.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer, and the College of Public Health celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Faculty have identified mission priorities for the College, which are: development of multicultural educational environments that affirm the value of cultural diversity, establishment of formal collaborative partnerships designed to achieve professional impact, engagement in systematic inquiry, and development of improved methods of evaluation and research. As such, we encourage applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community; applicants with identities or backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The anticipated start date is June 2023 or later.

To apply for the position, applicants must submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of current and proposed research (as Specific Request 1), and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the department chair, Dr. David Fardo, at

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