Tenure-Track/Tenured - Multiple Open-Rank Faculty - Biostatistics/ Data Science
Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty
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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.
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Multiple Open-Rank Biostatistics / Data Science Faculty Positions College of Health and Human Services George Mason University
The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University is launching an ambitious search for multiple outstanding open faculty positions in biostatistics or data science who are committed to academic excellence and original methodologic and collaborative research in public health. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Though all research areas will be considered, preference will be given to applicants with expertise in causal inference or mediation analysis, exposome and mixtures analysis, interventional trials, longitudinal data analysis, and machine learning along with statistical and data science methods relevant to the use of complex health data including electronic health records. Midcareer and senior candidates will have an active, externally-funded program of research, an established publication record, evidence of effective classroom teaching commensurate for a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Early career candidates will demonstrate strong evidence of potential as an independent researcher to obtain external funding and show promise of effective classroom teaching.
These are state-funded, full-time (9-month) tenure-track/tenured faculty positions Appointments will begin in August 2019, though other starting times might be possible. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and it strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Responsibilities: Successful candidates will be expected to: 1) develop or continue a program of original methodologic research; 2) engage in collaborative research; 3) teach and mentor students; 4) establish or bring an extramurally funded research program; and 5) engage in professional service in support of advancing the Colleges mission. To the extent possible, faculty will be expected to contribute synergistically to development of transdisciplinary courses, degree programs and research.
Required Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in biostatistics, data science, computational sciences or a closely-related field (e.g., statistics); data science in health-related research experience; record of referred publications; active extramurally funded research for midcareer and senior candidates; strong oral and written communication skills; and an ability to teach graduate level biostatistics and research courses and mentor students/postdoctoral fellows.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates capable of collaborating with transdisciplinary research teams, and leading their own methodologic research with expertise in causal inference or mediation analysis, exposome and mixtures analysis, interventional trials, longitudinal data analysis, and machine learning along with statistical and data science methods relevant to the use of complex health data including electronic health records.
About the College of Health and Human Services: Faculty will initially be appointed in one of the 6 academic units comprising the College depending upon interests and expertise (i.e., Global and Community Health; Health Administration, Policy and Informatics; Nursing; Nutrition and Food Studies; Rehabilitation Science; and Social Work), with the option of moving to the planned department of epidemiology and biostatistics. Located in the new Peterson Family Health Science Hall, the College has 7 accredited degree programs. Peterson Hall comprises 165,000 square feet of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and wet and dry labs. The Colleges research infrastructure includes DSHI (Discovery Science and Health Informatics Center with a Machine Learning Lab), imaging resources (DEXA, fMRI, movement capture) as well as physical and metabolic human assessment tools. In the next year, the College will be opening its population health center that will support primary and behavioral health care, research and training. The College is strategically transitioning to become a College of Public Health. Further information about the College may be found at: https://chhs.gmu.edu.
Special Instructions : Application Submission Requirements: Applicants must apply for position number F8938Z using https://jobs.gmu.edu and include (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement of interests and goals, (4) teaching experience and philosophy, and (5) a list of 3 references with full contact information. References will be contacted prior to campus interviews. The initial review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and will continue until positions are filled. Only complete electronic applications submitted using jobs.gmu.edu will be reviewed. An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification. For questions about the posted position, search process and/or University, please contact Dr. Robert M. Weiler, Search Committee Chair, at: rweiler @gmu.edu; 703-993-1920.
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