Assistant/Associate Professor - Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, Memphis

University of Tennessee Heal Science Center

Memphis, TN

ID: 7113285
Posted: October 13, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This is a full-time, tenure-track position in the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Preventive Medicine.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a diverse research portfolio with a mixture of collaborative and independent methodological research. All areas of biostatistics are of interest.

We are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in causal inference, large observational studies, clinical trials, and machine learning. We are looking for an individual with the ability to think critically, and with a body of creative work applying statistical principles and techniques to biomedical science.

Responsibilities for this position include: Methodological research that results in peer-reviewed publications; Collaborative research including assistance with grant applications, and data analysis on funded grants; Teaching of 1 -2 graduate courses per year and supervision of graduate students; and Internal consulting in our Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) unit.


Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics or related area. Primary criteria for appointment will be research track record (publications in peer-reviewed journals, published software or other research products), teaching experience, and communication skills. Clinical and public health research experience is desirable.

Applicants for Associate Professor should additionally demonstrate evidence of sustained productivity and ability to contribute to extramurally funded research as co-investigator or principal investigator.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.