Arizona State University — Associate / Full Professor, Biostatistics

The Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions (CHS) is seeking a full-time, 9-month tenure-eligible/tenured faculty member at the rank of Associate/Full Professor in the area of biostatistics to lead the establishment of new MS/PhD degree programs in Biostatistics. We particularly seek applicants who desire to contribute to building a premier biostatistics academic program and are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring.

The successful candidate will have a strong independent research portfolio with strong potential for contributing to team science efforts at CHS and the wider ASU community, and/or for developing close collaborations with CHS investigators, in basic, clinical or population science, and applied interdisciplinary biomedical and collaborative research. Responsibilities for this position include leading the development of biostatistics graduate program curricula, maintaining a successful biostatistical research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students and faculty, providing biostatistical service to the Biostatistics Consultation Core, and providing service to the university, as well as to the community and profession. Faculty will also have opportunities to design courses that align with their research expertise. The ideal candidate will present evidence of a successful research trajectory commensurate with the rank of Associate/Full Professor, including sustained extramural funding and publication record, and a strong commitment to high-quality teaching and mentoring.

At ASU and the College of Health Solutions, we work to maximize opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives. We value and encourage cultural and intellectual diversity, and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students — which we believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

About the College of Health Solutions
The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Through teaching, academic programs, service and research, all faculty at the College of Health Solutions address one or more of our three major areas of focus: 1) The systems of health care and the health needs of populations; 2) Health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan; 3) Personalized interventions through precision health. Across these areas, we work to address complex and difficult health problems which require transformative collaboration, translational research and innovation. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities.

Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

Current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at the ASU Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix.

About Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for eight years in a row. ASU has been named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, a major milestone in its enterprise-wide commitment to increase the diversity of its student body. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves 135,000 students across all campuses and on-line as of the Fall 2021 semester. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate or terminal degree (PhD, ScD) in biostatistics or statistics
  • Evidence of a successful history of obtaining extramural funding as a PI/Co-I to support a robust research portfolio commensurate with the rank of Associate/Full Professor
  • Evidence of a sustained history of peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals commensurate with the rank of Associate/Full Professor
  • Evidence of successful university teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, and course development related to the field of biostatistics commensurate with the rank of Associate/Full Professor
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse students, colleagues, and staff in a multicultural environment.
  • Shows commitment to our College’s Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council’s mission
  • and vision.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of leadership skills and/or experience leading biostatistics degree programs
  • Experience with the development of graduate-level academic programs in biostatistics
  • Evidence of a successful history of obtaining extramural funding from highly competitive sources such as NIH, PCORI, CDC, NSF, similar federal mechanisms, and/or foundations (e.g., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
  • Evidence of contributions to multidisciplinary collaborative projects or research centers
  • Evidence of participation in translational, trans-disciplinary, and team science initiatives relevant to CHS research domains
  • Experience in developing and maintaining community partnerships and inter-professional or team-based collaborations
  • Evidence of the impact of research
  • Experience developing & teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses and mentoring graduate students in research and publishing
  • Experience teaching online courses at the University level
  • Demonstrated success in promoting student retention and/or graduation
  • Background, knowledge, and/or research in the area of biostatistics relevant to the needs of Arizona’s diverse populations and the college’s focus areas
  • Evidence of active involvement in university, community, and/or professional service commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor

Application Instructions
Application deadline is December 2, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, click http://apply.interfolio.com/115223 to submit the following:

  • A letter of interest, including the name of the position and rank for which you are applying, your qualifications, and professional experience as it relates to the position,
  • Teaching and research statements
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the latter stages of the search process.
  • Diversity and Inclusion statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship, or other work related to the position, supports ASU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined above and in ASU’s charter.

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Cristina Quintana at Cristina.Quintana@asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

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