Current Open Faculty Position
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Biostatistics
The Zilber School of Public Health seeks outstanding candidates for an Assistant Professor position in our Biostatistics program. Our school was founded in 2009 with an explicit commitment to social and environmental justice. The selected candidate will join our growing faculty in developing a cutting edge transdisciplinary research and education program to advance bioinformatics and statistical inference, methods and discovery for the population health and social health sciences. This position is a 100% hard-funded tenure-track 9-month academic year appointment with competitive salary, attractive benefits and start-up package, and the possibility to generate summer salary.
The candidate must possess a PhD or ScD in Biostatistics or related fields by the time of appointment. We encourage applications from diverse subspecialties; however, priority will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in longitudinal and multilevel data analysis, causal inference, latent variable analysis, network analysis, or spatial statistics and who share our aspirations for the Zilber School. Candidates must have a peer-reviewed publication record. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate level biostatistics courses; mentor graduate students; develop and/or expand their own externally-funded research program; engage in university and professional service; and collaborate with academic colleagues in the Zilber School and the University, as well as with community partners.
More on the Zilber School of Public Health:
Initiated by a powerful combination of academic leaders, community advocates and investors, and local officials, the Zilber School strives to become an innovative, interdisciplinary, ‘next generation’ School of Public Health. Our School values excellence in education, research, and leadership, and promotes participatory community engagement, strategies and policies, all to foster transformational change for improving health and health equity. Ours is the newest school at the UW System’s major metropolitan campus, which is a Carnegie-designated Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution undergoing dynamic growth toward expanded research excellence.
The successful candidate will join our faculty and staff in preparing the Zilber School of Public Health to become Wisconsin’s first nationally-accredited School of Public Health. Zilber School faculty are leading emerging research programs that address public health and health equity from the molecular to the societal levels. Current disciplinary expertise spans public health law and policy; public policy; maternal and child health; epigenetics; developmental neurobiology and immunotoxicology; environmental toxicology; social and environmental epidemiology; statistical genetics; public health bioinformatics; health geography; and social and behavioral sciences. Biostatistical research interestsof Zilber faculty include GWAS, statistical genetics, pharmacogenomics, bioinformatics, network analysis, computational biology, biomedical informatics, risk prediction for chronic diseases, and applied statistics for population health and social and behavioral health sciences.
The Zilber School currently offers Master’s of Public Health (MPH) and PhD degrees in Environmental / Occupational Health and Community and Behavioral Health Promotion. Additional PhD programs in Public Health Policy and in Epidemiology are being planned. Remaining core MPH concentrations in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health Policy/Administration are in development. Undergraduate and certificate programs will be expanded, and joint degrees are anticipated.
The Zilber School’s newly completed, five-story LEED-certified main facility near downtown provides ample space for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and anchors one of Milwaukee’s transforming historic neighborhoods. We are establishing innovative practice partnerships, beginning with the City of Milwaukee Health Department, a local academic health department co-located in our new facility.
Milwaukee is a vibrant, diverse urban area on the shores of Lake Michigan with easy access to beaches, a thriving cultural scene, an expansive urban parks system, and hundreds of miles of bike lanes and paths. There is great enthusiasm within the Milwaukee area for promoting public health and systems change. Opportunities for collaborative research and practice across institutions and sectors abound.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/16459t. Online submission materials must include (a) a cover letter highlighting research and teaching experience, (b) a full CV, (c) a research statement describing most significant contributions and current and future research program, (d) a teaching statement describing pedagogical approach, teaching and curriculum development experience and evidence of teaching excellence, and (e) contact information for three professional references. The anticipated start date for this position is August 18, 2014, with other start dates negotiable. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
UW-Milwaukee is an AA/EEO Employer and is committed to increasing diversity in recruitment and retention, and advancing our University as an inclusive, caring, and accessible destination campus for all people. UWM is committed to maintaining a safe campus environment to mitigate the established health risks associated with exposure to secondhand smoke. UWM prohibits smoking of tobacco products in University facilities. Under Wisconsin’s open records law, requests for confidentiality will be honored, except that names and titles of all finalists must be disclosed upon request. All finalists for this position will require a criminal records review consistent with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. For information relating to the campus security report, see www.cleryact.uwm.edu or contact the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118, at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.
Questions about this position should be directed to Ms. Tanika Reesnes, (414) 227-3131, firstname.lastname@example.org.