Virginia Tech Biostatistics Associate/Full Professor in Blacksburg, Virginia
The Virginia Tech Department of Statistics (www.stat.vt.edu) invites applications for an open rank tenured or tenure track faculty position in biostatistics to begin in August 2018. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Biometry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics or a closely related field. The position is a 9-month, tenure or tenure-track appointment, with the opportunity to conduct additional extramurally funded research in the summer. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is part of a university-wide emphasis on data analytics and statistics that will include up to 9 faculty in the coming year, including biostatistics and health analytics, at Virginia Tech. The successful applicant will:
• Lead a biostatistics research program and expand institutional capabilities by promoting and supporting research in the health sciences, as well as fostering synergistic interactions among Virginia Tech faculty, to build a foundation for additional biostatistics research.
• Collaborate with researchers, scientists, and clinicians from across the university as part of Virginia Tech’s burgeoning health and medical research programs. Collaborating organizations include the Virginia Tech School of Medicine, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, the Virginia Tech Public Health Program, the School of Neuroscience, and the Department of Statistics.
The successful applicant will create and maintain a nationally prominent research program focused on biostatistical methods and applications. As a founding member of the Data Analytics and Decision Sciences destination area (http://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas/da-data.html), he or she will develop and collaborate in transdisciplinary research with faculty and scientists from across campus, including the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (http://research.vtc.vt.edu/), the Virginia Tech School of Medicine (http://medicine.vtc.vt.edu/), the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/) and the Virginia Tech Public Health Program (http://mph.vetmed.vt.edu/index.html).
Expectations for this position include providing effective mentoring for postdocs and graduate students (and junior faculty in the case of senior applicants); teaching and advising a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students; continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities; curriculum development; participation in department, college, and university governance; and professional service. The faculty handbook (available at www.provost.vt.edu) provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities.