Overview

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health is currently accepting applications to fill a full-time, 12-month open rank tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science. All research areas in biostatistics and data science will be considered, and applicants with expertise in statistical methods development and theory are strongly encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include methodological/theoretical and collaborative research, teaching, mentorship of graduate students, and service.  The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate-level statistical methodology and theory courses, and have experience and interest in statistical applications in any area of public health, biomedical andor clinical studies.

Position Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field is required. Candidates are required to have their doctoral degree by the appointment starting time, and the rank of the appointment will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience. The successful candidate for the Associate or Full Professor rank is expected to have a track record of external funding. In particular, experience or expertise in epidemic modeling of infectious diseases for preparedness of next pandemic is a plus.

The Department of Biostatistics and Data Science at the UTHealth School of Public Health has a 40+-year history at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and is committed to excellence in research, education and collaboration services in biostatistics and data science. The department currently has more than 20 full-time faculty members and 170 graduate students (MPH, MS and PhD). As one of the largest Biostatistics PhD programs in the country, our department is ranked second in the number of Biostatistics PhDs produced in the past five years (AMSTATNEWS, August 2018). Our strong research profile and collaboration within the Texas Medical Center — the largest medical center in the world— offer access and opportunities for career development. Houston has a temperate climate, an incredible diversity of people, food, and cultures, amazing shopping, world-class museums, and a low cost of living.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Website: https://sph.uth.edu/divisions/biostatistics/

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, statements on research and teaching, and contact information for three professional references to: https://www.uth.edu/hr/uthealth-careers.  Please address any questions or concerns regarding the position to Xi Luo, PhD at Xi.Luo@uth.tmc.edu – Search Committee Chair.

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy.  Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with the applicable law and UTHealth policy.  The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.  This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.