Public Health Sciences, Clemson University

1940 11430Position ID: ClemsonDPHS-BIOSTATS [#11430, 45077]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor-Biostatistics
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Clemson, South Carolina 29634, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biostatistics
Starting Date: 2018/07/01
Application Deadline: 2017/12/22 (posted 2017/11/30)
Position Description:    

Job Summary:

The Clemson University Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) seeks an experienced biostatistician for a 12-month, tenure track/tenured faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. The incumbent will join an existing collaboration of faculty (within the department and across the university) conducting a variety of research aimed at improving health outcomes and enhancing health equity in South Carolina and across the globe. Collaborative research is valued within our department and across the university. Our research teams include collaborators within Clemson University (e.g. electrical and computing engineering, computer science, industrial engineering, bioengineering, nursing, healthcare architecture) and with the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Center for Global Health of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The incumbent will also collaborate on clinical and community-oriented research with the Greenville Health System (GHS).

The incumbent will teach a negotiated load of graduate-level quantitative courses (typically 2 per academic year) and graduate seminars/lectures populated by students from our MS/PhD in Applied Health Research & Evaluation degree program, our Joint PhD in Biomedical Data Sciences and Informatics degree program (with the Medical University of South Carolina), and working professionals in our Graduate Certificate in Clinical and Translational Research. The incumbent will provide statistical support and guidance to department and collaborating faculty researchers as well as graduate students and postdocs. Specific duties are outlined below. The incumbent will provide service to the department/college/university through committee membership, mentoring students, and other opportunities to help advance the academic environment.



Hold an earned doctorate in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a closely related field; Evidence of experience in the design and analysis of clinical, behavioral, observation and participatory research to include clinical trials; Evidence of co-authoring/authoring grant proposals, protocols and peer-reviewed publications; Developed computing skills to include, but not limited to, various biostatistical packages (e.g. SAS, R, STATA); Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of clinical trials designs incorporating biomarkers and electronic health record data; Knowledge of computer programming languages, such as C++, Python, and/or JAVA; and Previous exposure and/or current interest in data science and biomedical informatics.

Job Responsibilities:

Teach a negotiated load (typically two per academic year) graduate-level quantitative courses plus additional (occasional) seminars/lectures to support department graduate/undergraduate programs (25%);Provide biostatistical consultation to department faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to include research design, randomization, data analysis strategies, and statistical programming. Consultation will support grant proposals/projects and will require the incumbent to carry out necessary information (e.g. sample size, power calculations, randomization). The incumbent may also be asked to coach the “client” on how to conduct analyses himself/herself (25%); Collaborate with PHS faculty (and other collaborators) on research and scholarship activities to include development of grant proposals, institutional review board protocols, conducting statistical analysis, and preparing manuscripts/presentations. For some projects, the incumbent may serve as the PI and in others a lessor role of co-investigator or consultant (25%); Conduct independent research on statistical methods and approaches useful to the incumbent or collaborative research teams. This includes time devoted to continuing education and professional engagement (15%); and Conduct service on committees, tasks forces, or other opportunities at the department, college, and university levels. (10%).

Associate Professor level Requirements:

To be considered for a tenured associate professor level appointment the incumbent must demonstrate: Academic experience, maturity, previous mentoring, effective teaching, and substantial scholarship; Track record of attracting extramural research funding independently and/or by supporting successful research teams; and Incumbent should be tenured or previously tenured at time of application or clearly exceed all requirements for immediate appointment with tenure as outlined in the Clemson University Faculty Manual and department guidelines.

Total Rewards

Full Benefits package; Relocation and Startup package. For additional information refer to the benefits summary:

How to Apply:

Candidates must apply for position at: using Interfolio. Review of applications will begin November 30th and will continue until position is filled.

To be considered please submit the following documents in pdf format in Interfolio: Application letter; Curriculum vitae; Transcripts (unofficial accepted at this time); Teaching and Research Statement/Philosophy; Sample of recent publications (1 required, 2 optional); Contact information for 3-5 professional references.

Clemson University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information or protected activity (e.g., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in any complaint process, etc.) in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid. This includes a prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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Contact: Dr. Sarah Griffin, 864-656-1622, 864-656-6227 (fax)
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Clemson University
Department of Public Health Sciences
501 Edwards Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0745
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