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Biostatistician (Tenure Track)

Company: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Title Information Faculty Title Assistant Professor Job Class Code 00031 FLSA Exempt Position Information Posting Number FRGV0868 Working Title Biostatistician (Tenure Track) Number of Vacancies 1 Location Harlingen, Texas Division/Organization Division of President Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position 1 year Tenure Status Tenure Track FTE 12 month, 100% Scope of Job The Department of Population Health & Biostatistics at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, School of Medicine (UTRGV SOM) is seeking a biostatistician faculty member (open rank) for a tenure-track appointment. The incumbent for this position will build a biostatistics consultation program for the School of Medicine. Job duties include providing study design and biostatistical support and consultation for faculty across the translational science spectrum from basic science to population health, medical students enrolled in research electives, residents, and STEM and undergraduate pipeline students. It is highly desirable applicants will have university teaching experience in clinical areas as well as biostatistics and research techniques, a focus on population health, and evidence of ability to work collegially with clinical faculty from various disciplines. Candidate should have demonstrated success collaborating with investigators and interdisciplinary study teams. The UTRGV SOM provides unique access to clinical and community-based, translational research programs along the U.S./Mexico border. Substantial population health programs with sister UT institutions allow for collaborative research on chronic and infectious diseases. Motivated by the school's unique geographic location at the US-Mexico border, UTRGV SOM strives to create and sustain a spirit of diversity, inclusion and enrichment to foster research, the generation of new knowledge, public service, culturally aware care, and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine. The Department of Population Health and Biostatistics encourages applications from diverse areas of public health. Combinations of areas of expertise are welcome and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Successful candidates will have doctoral degrees in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, or related areas. We seek individuals with strong scholarly credentials and a record of external research funding. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Minimum Qualifications ---Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, or related field ---Academic experience and credentials to be awarded rank at level commensurate with experience Discipline Specific Required Qualifications Preferred Qualifications Applicants with experience supporting research and teaching in the areas of chronic disease, maternal child health, aging, cancer, health disparities, and health informatics are particularly encouraged to apply. License or Certification Required? Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience Desired Start Date 03/01/2019 Posting Detail Information EEO Statement EEO Statement UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Diversity Statement UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. Open Date 01/17/2019 Close Date Additional Information UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code --51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. Special Instructions to Applicants Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: Date of Birth Social Security Number Gender Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. Please Note Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Quick Link http://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/20260 Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Applicant Documents Required Documents Curriculum Vitae List of 3 References Letter of Interest Optional Documents Unofficial Transcripts Reference Letter 1 Reference Letter 2 Reference Letter 3 Other Document Unofficial Transcripts 2 Unofficial Transcripts 3 Additional Document

Keywords: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg , Biostatistician (Tenure Track), Other , Edinburg, Texas

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