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Assistant or Associate Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology/Biostatistics

University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

Job Title: Assistant or Associate Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology/Biostatistics
Job Location: Berkeley , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Mathematics & statistics
Date Posted: 2017-11-01
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description



University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, Division of Biostatistics

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF EPIDEMIOLOGY/BIOSTATISTICS


The School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking up to two new members of the Epidemiology/Biostatistics faculty. Candidates with PhD level training in quantitative disciplines (e.g., Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Economics, and other quantitative fields with strong statistical component) will be considered and must possess training and experience in teaching, mentoring and research collaboration in applied statistics, and/or biostatistics. The School of Public Health seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. This is a partially hard-monied position, with up to 50% of the academic year salary provided by the School for the teaching requirements of these positions. There is an expectation of supplemental grant supported research, for the remaining portion of the full time position. This is a 9 month position, with academic salary, and the associated benefits paid over 12 months, and opportunities for additional teaching or research during the summer to complete up to full year of effort. The teaching load will be about three courses per academic year, with additional responsibilities for mentoring and academic coordination related to non-Biostatistics graduate students in other programs (MPH students being the largest population to serve). There is also the opportunity for summer session teaching and teaching in the self-supporting online MPH program (OOMPH). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

The Berkeley campus is home to outstanding academic programs and faculty in almost every conceivable field. In particular, the Division of Biostatistics and the Department of Statistics offer an extraordinary array of courses and research opportunities in both theoretical and applied statistics. As shown in detail on our faculty websites (http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/biostat/faculty), current activities in our group focus broadly on the development of high-dimensional, data-adaptive methods to address statistical issues in clinical and intervention trials, observational epidemiology (e.g., cancer, infectious disease), high dimensional biology (e.g., high-throughput sequencing and microarray gene expression data analysis), imaging, applications in Big Data, and studies of global health and justice. These positions are primarily responsible for teaching biostatistics to non-biostatistics students in public health, including students within the MPH program. The position will involve participation in the online MPH program (OOMPH), including the possible development and teaching of new courses. Additional responsibilities will be in the area of collaborative research and we expect the hiree to establishment/maintenance of a part-time research program, potentially linked to the focus areas of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Job Requirements

Although all qualified candidates will be considered, preference will be given to candidates with experience in:

  • Teaching biostatistics to students with limited background in statistics and mathematics.
  • Previous mentoring students in the use of statistics in class projects and in the conduct of undergraduate and graduate research.
  • Previous engagement in collaborative scientific research.


Basic qualifications (At the time of application):
The completion of all degree requirements in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Economics or a related quantitative field.

Additional qualifications (At the time of start date):
Completed PhD or equivalent degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Economics or a related quantitative field.

Preferred qualifications

  • Training and experience in teaching applied statistics, and/or biostatistics, especially in large courses to non-statistically trained audiences.
  • Demonstrated potential to develop collaborations involving contemporary public health and/or biomedical problems
  • Demonstrated experience working with and mentoring students in use of statistics in their class work and research.


Salary and benefits: Commensurate with individual qualifications.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html


Information and Application Process Instructions

The position will remain open until filled.

Application procedure:
Please apply online at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01556

1. Curriculum Vitae your most recently updated C.V.
2. Cover Letter (1-2 letter describing your teaching philosophy, research and professional goals)
3. Statement of research objectives (brief statement regarding current and future research interests)
4. Brief statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service
5. Reprints of three (3) relevant publications
6. Three (3) letters of reference will be requested of finalists

For questions or comment, please contact the administrator for the recruitment at biostat@berkeley.edu. Please reference job number. JPF01556

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We are also interested in individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe.

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of California, Berkeley and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com






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