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Biostatistics Associate/Full Professor of Practice

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Biostatistics Associate/Full Professor of Practice
Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Posting Number: TR0180026
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

The Virginia Tech Department of Statistics (www.stat.vt.edu) invites applications for an associate or full professor of practice 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 appointment, with the opportunity to conduct additional extramurally funded research in the summer. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful applicant will build and lead a collaborative biostatistics group to support medical/health research. 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 Population Health Program (http://mph.vetmed.vt.edu/index.html).

Expectations for this position include providing effective mentoring for junior faculty, postdocs, and graduate students; 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.

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 record of biostatistical collaboration in a medical or health context, excellent teaching, and a demonstrated track record of leadership in the development of biostatistics educational and research programs.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Professor Ron Fricker (rf@vt.edu), chair of the Faculty Search Committee and head of the Department of Statistics. Applications must be submitted online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu (#TR0180026) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research plan, candidate statement and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Virginia Tech is committed to a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letters how their research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. More information is available at www.inclusive.vt.edu/index.html.

Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. The university recognizes that meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a key factor in recruiting and retaining new faculty and has established a dual career office to facilitate our commitment (www.hr.vt.edu/jobs/dual-career.html). The Department of Statistics offers a supportive environment, including a mentoring program to its junior faculty. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Betty Higginbotham, Department of Statistics, Tel: (540) 231-5657, Email: higgvt@vt.edu.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-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: 03/27/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/23/2018
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/84974

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Required Documents

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