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Instructional Professor (Open Rank) in Biostatistics and Data Science

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Date
Jul 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Instructional Professor (Open Rank) in Biostatistics and Data Science

The University of Chicago: Biological Sciences Division: Department of Family Medicine

Position Description

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: 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.


Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.


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