Position Title: Assistant Professor in Biostatistics
Posting Number: F1900184
The Department of Biostatistics, University at Buffalo, seeks to hire an outstanding scientist with research interests in any of the following areas: observational data analysis, data science methods, causal inference, visualization, spatial analysis and inference for digital image processing, and predictive modeling. This is a 12-month, tenure-track, appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, in the Department of Biostatistics that begins August 2020 and it is part of the university-wide initiative on developing expertise in Data Science and analysis of “Big Data”.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded independent research program, with emphasis on graduate-level teaching, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, develop interdisciplinary collaborations and engage in service activities. The teaching load associated with this position is one course per semester. The position offers outstanding institutional support and opportunities for collaboration.
The Department of Biostatistics currently offers an undergraduate major and minor in statistics, along with three Masters level programs and a Ph.D. program. For more information about the department, see http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/biostatistics.html.
The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), at UB offers programs at every degree level and is the home to the following departments: Biostatistics, Community Health and Health Behavior, Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Exercise Nutrition Sciences, and Rehabilitation Sciences. It is one of only a few schools across the country that includes health-related professions as an integral component of the public health educational and research system. Faculty and students engage in research and community activities designed to improve the health of populations, communities, and individuals. The SPHHP is located on the South Campus of University at Buffalo. For more information about the school visit sphhp.buffalo.edu.
The University at Buffalo is a research-intensive institution, the largest and most comprehensive of the campuses of the State University of New York. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaboration both within SPHHP and the University and with other outstanding research centers in the region (e.g. Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Veterans Affairs Western New York Health Care System, UB Health Sciences Schools, UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute).
Western New York has unique characteristics that make it an ideal place to live and work. Buffalo, called “The City of Good Neighbors”, is the second largest city in New York State. Area public schools are outstanding and housing is very affordable. Buffalo is a cultural center with excellent theater, museums and music. In addition, the surrounding environment contains two of the Great Lakes for sailing, boating and fishing, as well as skiing, hiking and the beauty of Niagara Falls. For more information about the area, please see: http://www.buffalo.edu/about_ub/the-buffalo-niagara-region.html.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Candidates should have doctoral level training (Ph.D. or equivalent) in statistics/biostatistics or related quantitative fields. Evaluation of candidates will be based on research productivity, potential for development of an independent research program and capability of teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.