University of Washington — Assistant Teaching Professor, Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) is a leading center of excellence for the development and application of statistical methods and theory in health sciences. It has longstanding partnerships with many local research institutes and with the Department of Statistics, with which it shares core courses in its rigorous training programs. More information can be found at https://www.biostat.washington.edu/about.

The Department of Biostatistics invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor without tenure. This is a full time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2022. The position is non-tenure eligible. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

The successful candidates will:

i. teach 4 – 6 Biostatistics courses per year (quarter system) including both undergraduate and graduate courses.
ii. provide educational leadership in the Department’s teaching program with emphasis on innovative pedagogy and attention to diversity, equity and inclusion;
iii. contribute to the departmental community by engaging in seminars and departmental outreach activities;
iv. play an active role in Department, School and University leadership, for example, by engaging in governance, serving on key committees, and helping to continually update educational vision and strategy.

QUALIFICATIONS. Candidates must have a PhD (or foreign equivalent) in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field and must have demonstrated excellence in teaching Biostatistics and/or Statistics at the university level.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. All applicants are asked to submit:

  1. a cover letter describing what you see as your future potential contribution to the educational mission of the Department;
  2. an up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing publication, teaching and (if applicable) funding history;
  3. a statement describing your teaching values, and practices; please comment on your perspective regarding different teaching modalities, engaging students from varied disciplines and mathematical backgrounds, and teaching at scale.
  4. a statement describing demonstrated commitment and activity in support of diversity, equity and inclusion;
  5. contact information for three (3) references.

This institution is using Interfolio to conduct this search. Applicants can submit all application materials free of charge via https://apply.interfolio.com/94845. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021, continuing until the position is filled. Submitting all required documents by December 1, 2021 is strongly encouraged for full consideration.

CONTACT INFORMATION. For questions, please contact Ashneel Reddy at bacadhr@uw.edu.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY. The Department recognizes that health disparities stem from inequity, and encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty, and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, geography, spiritual practice, mental and physical disability, and age. It strives to develop and maintain increased representation and recognition of each dimension of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The department has an active Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee. A summary of the mission and the activities of that committee can be found online (www.biostat.washington.edu/about/diversity).

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profiles and responsibilities (www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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