Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Tenure Track Open Rank Faculty Positions in Biostatistics
The past year has magnified the ways that inequities-whether due to race, gender, sexuality, or income-contribute to health disparities. These inequities are a major public health threat and demand a concerted, interdisciplinary effort. At the College of Public Health, we dedicate ourselves to public health in all its parameters, from epidemiology to nursing, from social work to rehabilitation sciences. Social justice has always driven our work, understanding that individual outcomes are intricately tied to the larger systems we inhabit, is the foundation of our college.
Consisting of 20 disciplines, the Temple University College of Public Health’s interprofessional culture fosters collaboration both within and outside the College. We value differences among our faculty and believe that we can better serve and understand our Philadelphia community and beyond through the diversity of our individual faculty and our disciplines. Join us in our mission to develop progressive, compassionate researchers, practitioners, and clinicians to build a better tomorrow, grounded in creating the environments and health infrastructure that will make us the healthiest nation.
The Position. We invite applications for faculty specializing in biostatistics to join the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Summer 2022. Those with a strong background in spatial statistics and statistical methods for intervention trials including multilevel interventions, longitudinal data analysis, and complex health data are especially encouraged to apply.
Qualifications. A doctorate in biostatistics, statistics, or related field is required. For early career applicants, preferred candidates are individuals currently holding the rank of assistant professor or persons completing or having recently completed a postdoctoral position with external funding. Rank is open with faculty hired at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor depending on qualifications. Midcareer and senior applicants should have an active, externally-funded research portfolio and research record appropriate to warrant a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Although we anticipate one hire in this area, we will consider cluster hiring of research teams including senior and early career faculty. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusivity in collaboration and interdisciplinary research.
The Department. The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics combines curiosity with rigorous, applied methods that lead us to compelling questions and impactful results to improve public health. This is a great opportunity to join a Department experiencing significant growth. We have 17 faculty members who conduct research in several areas, such as mediation, causal inference, missing data and measurement error, semiparametric regression, latent variable modeling, and psychometrics as well as behavioral and chronic disease epidemiology, cancer prevention and control, substance use disorders, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, pediatric environmental health and immune responses, environmental and occupational exposures, waterborne diseases, cognitive decline, and cardiovascular disease. The Department annually enrolls >1,800 undergraduate and graduate students with diverse backgrounds in our courses and has >100 graduate students in 5 current programs: PhD in Epidemiology; MPH degrees in Epidemiology (in-person and online), Applied Biostatistics, and Environmental Health; and MS in Epidemiology. In fall 2022, our MS degree in Public Health Data Science will launch.
The College. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for education, research, and practice, the CEPH-accredited College of Public Health consists of academic units in the public health disciplines, health professions, and the School of Social Work, enrolling approximately 4,200 students. The College’s research aims to understand the fundamental factors that affect the health and well-being of individuals and populations by examining health problems through foundational research, policy and practice, and the development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions. We focus on social determinants of health and social justice with strengths in cancer, obesity, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, mobility research, cognition and language, developmental disabilities, organ transplantation and aging. CPH research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Gates Foundation, and other major private foundation, state and federal agencies. The College is home to an Office for Community Engaged Research and Practice, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, and the Collaborative on Community Inclusion. The Office of Clinical Affairs and Interprofessional Education leads our clinical activities, including the COVID-19 RapidVax effort and forward-looking IPE within the College and throughout the university. The college is staffed by a robust complement of seasoned professionals including robust offices of Communications and Marketing, Information Technology, Sponsored Research, and Academic Affairs.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers. It is also home to Fox Chase Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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