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Professor of Biostatistics
Lehigh University

Date Posted Jul. 9, 2020
Title Professor of Biostatistics
University Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA, United States
Department College of Health
Application Deadline until position is filled
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

The new College of Health at Lehigh University invites applications and nominations for a professor of biostatistics to be appointed at the rank of full professor with tenure. Responsibilities include advancing the educational, research, and service missions in population health. The COH seeks to recruit a biostatistician (from one of the following sectors: academic, government, non-profit, or private) whose work focuses on observational studies in human health to improve population health. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in biostatistics, statistics, or equivalent. The successful faculty candidate will contribute to the collaborative research, educational, and service missions of the COH and the broader University.

The successful faculty candidate will be expected to contribute to the research, educational, and service missions of the COH and the broader University. They will contribute to curriculum and program development, teaching and mentoring in the COH, including courses and other modes of instruction for undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty in the College of Health have strong records of high-quality externally-funded scholarship including sustained success as a principal investigator or collaborating investigator. They also have strong records of peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals, participation in national conference proceedings, and/or the development of intellectual property. Leadership opportunities are also available within the College of Health (e.g. Associate Dean, Department Chair, Program Director).

The College of Health promotes population health as a convergence science. It seeks scholars to build innovative transdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs, and to collaborate with colleagues across a spectrum of disciplines. The mission of the College of Health (COH) at Lehigh University is to understand, preserve, and improve the health and well-being of populations and communities through excellence and innovation in education, research, and service. The College will prepare the next generation of creative and diverse scientists and leaders in population health through cutting edge and novel course work, distance learning, and experiential learning opportunities. The College of Health will be located in the Health, Science, and Technology (HST) Building, Lehigh University’s newest, state-of-the-art research facility slated for completion in 2021. The innovative, flexible, and sustainably-designed facility will advance Lehigh University’s academic research endeavors. The primary goals of the building are to encourage an interdisciplinary culture via maximized transparency and accountability; develop functional neighborhoods that create a model of intensity and productivity; and engage the campus community by bringing the public into the building.

Review of Applications

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from women and minorities. Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and contact information of three references. These materials should be submitted online by accessing: For additional information please email and indicate the name of the specific position in the email.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation’s highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5000 undergraduates, 2000 graduate students and about 600 full time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. Interested applicants are invited to visit the College of Health website and the Path to Prominence website. Information about Lehigh Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found on the Provost website.

  • Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.

    Lehigh University is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering. Read more about Lehigh’s ADVANCE Center for Women STEM Faculty at:

    Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at:

    Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.

    Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at:

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Halycon Skinner
    College of Health
    Lehigh University
    1 West Packer Ave.
    Bethlehem, PA 18015


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