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Biostatistics Associate/Full Professor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Biostatistics Associate/Full Professor
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Posting Number: TR0160168
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Position Summary:

The Virginia Tech Department of Statistics ( 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 (, he or she will develop and collaborate in transdisciplinary research with faculty and scientists from across campus, including the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (, the Virginia Tech School of Medicine (, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine ( and the Virginia Tech Public Health Program (

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 provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a strong background in biostatistics; compelling promise for developing, or in the case of senior applicants continuing, a well-funded, internationally distinguished research program of methodological and collaborative research; demonstrated experience with and commitment to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research; a willingness to cross disciplinary boundaries to tackle complex scientific challenges; a desire to advise and teach a student body which is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests, and abilities; and commitment/sensitivity to address issues of diversity in the university community. Applicants must have earned a doctorate in a relevant discipline at the time of appointment

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to senior candidates with a distinguished scholarly record of teaching and research in statistical methods applied in a medical or health context, a demonstrated track record of leadership in the development of biostatistics educational and research programs, and/or an interest in health analytics.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Professor Ron Fricker (, chair of the Faculty Search Committee and head of the Department of Statistics. Applications must be submitted online at (#TR0160168) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research plan, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Statistics
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 11/21/2016
Review Begin Date: 11/01/2017
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Candidate Statement
  5. Research Statement
  6. Teaching Statement
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