Instructional Professor (Open Rank) in Biostatistics and Data Science
The University of Chicago: Biological Sciences Division: Department of Family Medicine
The University of Chicago’s Department of Family Medicine and the Institute for Population and Precision Health is accepting applications for a full-time appointee. Rank and term will be commensurate with qualifications. This is a career-track position with potential progression, competitive salary, and benefits.
The appointee will play a key role in the development and instruction of the University’s new Master of Science in Precision Health (MsPH) program, launching in fall 2022. The appointee will be responsible for developing a sequence of quantitative research and healthcare courses, including (a) biostatistics, (b) data science and analytics, (c) machine learning and artificial intelligence in healthcare. Additional courses will be developed based on the expertise and interest of the appointee, in consultation with the program’s faculty director. These courses may include biomedical informatics, computer programming, and data analysis in clinical trials and drug development. In addition, the appointee will also be responsible for organizing and supporting capstone projects, including teaching didactic sessions on topics such as literature reviews, writing, and presenting. The appointee will also serve as the primary academic advisor for students in the program, with support from program faculty and staff.
The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.
Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must have: 1) a PhD in Biostatistics, Computer/Data Science, or a related field, or an MD with advanced training in one or more of these areas, and 2) experience as the primary instructor for a graduate-level course. We prefer applicants with experience in biomedical fields and who can begin on or around 1 October 2022.
To be considered, those interested must apply through the University of Chicago’s Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: http://apply.interfolio.com/109203 and upload: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement in part describing knowledge and experience in teaching, advising students, and developing new courses, 4) a syllabus from a course taught as primary instructor, and 5) names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will end when the position is filled.
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