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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 112966
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: SPHL-Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park ( invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in biostatistics.

Minimum Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS. Qualified candidates should possess a doctoral degree in biostatistics or statistics and submit a record of scholarly achievement in biostatistics or statistics that supports a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to develop and conduct an independent research program in biostatistical methodology with direct application to public health issues. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the department, the school, and the University is highly desirable. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise such as multilevel modeling, applied multivariate methods, and survey data analysis. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate level biostatistics courses, mentor graduate students, and collaborate on research projects.


RESPONSIBILITIES. Successful candidates for the positions are expected to develop a nationally recognized research program (or show the potential to do so), engage in extramurally-funded multidisciplinary research, teach biostatistics courses to undergraduate and graduate students at fundamental and intermediate levels, mentor graduate students, and engage in university and professional service. Effective interpersonal, communication, and collaborative skills are essential.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

SALARY and APPOINTMENT DATE. This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment; salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Funding is guaranteed for 9 months annually, with the potential to extend salary support to 12 months with external funds. Appointments may begin August 2018 or a mutually agreed-upon date.

APPLICATION. For best consideration, candidates should submit materials by October 8, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include the following: 1) cover letter clearly indicating how the candidate meets each of the qualifications listed above, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching and research statements, 4) three representative publications (upload as supplemental documents 1,2,3), and 5) contact information for three references (to be contacted only with the candidate’s approval). The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to state their experiences in these areas. Contact: Dr. Xin He, Search Committee Chair ( for questions about the position, and Ms. Karen Mackey ( for questions about application submission.

OTHER INFORMATION. The Department’s mission is to improve health and reduce health disparities in local communities, the state of Maryland, and the nation. This is accomplished by using established epidemiological and quantitative methods, as well as developing new scientifically grounded approaches, that are applied predominately to identifying determinants of health and discovering and evaluating primary and secondary prevention strategies for chronic diseases. The Department offers an MPH degree in biostatistics, a PhD degree in biostatistics and bioinformatics (jointly offered with the Department of Mathematics), an MPH degree in epidemiology, and a PhD degree in epidemiology.

The School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and is located on the flagship campus of the University of Maryland. The School’s vision is “to be a leader in the discovery, application and dissemination of public health knowledge in the State of Maryland, the nation and the world.” The successful candidate will contribute to fulfilling this vision.

A wide range of collaborative opportunities exist at the University with nearby federal, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other academic institutions. Collaborative efforts have been made to bring together statisticians from both College Park and Baltimore campuses of the University of Maryland. Statisticians in our Department participate in the new Applied Statistics concentration of the Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation (AMSC) Program. Our faculty members also interact with faculty in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM), the Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC), the Maryland Institute of Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH), the Biostatistics and Risk Assessment Center (BRAC), the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB), University of Maryland School of Medicine at Baltimore, as well as with researchers in other applied fields. The position represents a unique opportunity to join a growing department and contribute to an exciting research agenda and graduate student training program.

Posting Date: 08/03/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/08/2017
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  5. Writing Sample 1
  6. Writing Sample 2
  7. Writing Sample 3
  8. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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