Faculty Position in Biostatistics or Epidemiology

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 03, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Faculty Position in Biostatistics or Epidemiology

 Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences


Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track open rank faculty position of Biostatistics or Epidemiology. Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience. This position will begin in August 2021. It is currently housed in the Department of Statistics and Analytical Sciences, which will become the School of Data Science and Analytics in January 2021. This will be a joint appointment between the College of Computing and Software Engineering and the WellStar College of Health and Human Services, with the majority of time assigned to the future School of Data Science and Analytics. All research areas will be considered, so candidates with a broad range of research interests, as well as candidates from industry with applied and/or consulting experience, are encouraged to apply.



  • Teach a broad range of courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, applied statistics, and project-based courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and develop new curriculum in the candidate’s area of expertise.
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research.
  • Mentor junior faculty and potentially oversee post-docs (if hired at a senior rank).
  • Provide service to the department, school, Center for Statistics and Analytical Research, College, University, and/or professional community is expected.
  • Engage in independent, collaborative, and interdisciplinary scholarly research,
  • Pursue and obtain external funding to support their research,
  • Participate in applied consulting project-based work.
  • Work effectively in an inclusive and diverse academic setting.
  • Work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment with students and faculty from across the university as well as with collaborative partners from outside of the university.


Required Qualifications


  • Ph.D. or DrPH from an accredited university, or its foreign equivalent, in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Statistics, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively teaching statistics, biostatistics, and/or epidemiology courses to undergraduate and/or graduate students. To be considered for a higher rank, candidates must have a demonstrated history of teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research.
  • Proficiency in at least one analytical programming language (e.g., SAS, R, Python, or other similar).
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills with a diverse audience of academics and practitioners.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary, collaborative setting.
  • Have a record of peer-reviewed publications in Biostatistics and/or Epidemiology. Early career candidates should demonstrate strong evidence of potential as an independent and collaborative researcher with a clear commitment to obtaining external funding. To be considered for a higher rank, candidates must have a record as an independent and collaborative researcher, have a history of applying for external funding to support their research, and have active or recent external funding to support their research.
  • Experience working with retrospective or prospective human subject data (e.g., data subject to IRB approval, EMR data, or claims data).


Ideal candidates will have:


  • Demonstrated success working with collaborators from outside academia.
  • A record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative academic setting is essential.
  • Experience with study design or clinical trial design.
  • Experience teaching a project-based class or research class at the undergraduate or graduate level.


For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs.

Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.


For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit https://facultyaffairs.kennesaw.edu/faculty_openings.php.


Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.