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Assistant Professor in Biostatistics
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Jun. 30, 2021
Title Assistant Professor in Biostatistics
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology - Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, 12-month faculty position at the assistant professor level. The successful candidate will conduct impactful collaborative research and contribute to training the next generation of biostatisticians, data scientists, and public health researchers.

Responsibilities associated with the position include independent methodological and collaborative research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentorship, and service to the University and the field.

A Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, or a related area is required. 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.

To apply for the position, applicants must submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a brief statement of current and proposed research (upload under Specific Request 1) and a teaching statement (upload under Specific Request 2). This information will be used to solicit reference letters from your contacts through the employment system. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the department chair, Dr. Heather Bush, at

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