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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Salary commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2023

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH) at the University of South Carolina (USC) invites applications for two nine-month tenure-track faculty positions in Biostatistics at the rank of Assistant Professor. All areas of biostatistics expertise will be considered but candidates with research expertise in bioinformatics/informatics, computational biology, high-dimensional data analysis, classification, risk prediction, precision medicine, clinical trials, and causal inference with applications to public health and/or medicine are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Requirements include an earned doctoral degree by the start date of employment in biostatistics, statistics, bioinformatics, or a related field with demonstrated evidence of high-quality scholarly research in the development of statistical methods and knowledge of public health and/or biomedical databases. The candidate must demonstrate potential to successfully compete for external research funding, teach graduate-level courses, and collaborate with public health and/or biomedical researchers. The successful applicant will contribute to the department’s mission of research and training by maintaining an active methodological research program, collaborating with multidisciplinary research teams, mentoring graduate students, and teaching graduate level biostatistics courses to biostatistics and public health students.

USC is a comprehensive university and has received the top ranking by the Carnegie Foundation as an institution with "Highest Research Activity and Community Engagement.” Located in South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia, USC has five Health Science Units in addition to ASPH: 1) School of Medicine in Columbia, 2) School of Medicine in Greenville, 3) College of Nursing, 4) College of Pharmacy, and 5) College of Social Work. ASPH, founded in 1975, is the second largest school of public health nationally among public universities in terms of overall enrollment. ASPH consists of six departments and several research centers that address topics such as disease prevention, nutrition and physical activity, cancer, health services and policy, rural health, HIV/AIDS, aging, and health disparities.

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics is home to 32 faculty members, including 10 in the Division of Biostatistics. The faculty’s robust research portfolio includes funding from a broad spectrum of federal agencies (e.g., NIH and CDC) and non-profit organizations. The department has a rich tradition of producing outstanding trainees. Currently more than 100 students are enrolled in our master’s and doctoral degree programs. The department, school, and university provide a strong collaborative environment for cross-disciplinary team science across the public health research continuum. More information about ASPH and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics can be found at


Columbia, SC enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to pristine beaches, lakes, rivers, and mountains. The city hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, as well as parks and outdoor recreation including Congaree National Park and Lake Murray.

How to apply: Applications require: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; 5) diversity statement that describes how your approach to research, teaching, and service activities contribute to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) contact information for three references. Submit your application at the following link:

Application review will begin by November 1st, but the search will continue until the positions are filled. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024. For additional information please contact Janine Rominger at, or (803)-777-7666.

USC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. USC and ASPH condemn racism and injustice in all its forms and actions. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. USC offers a robust benefits package described at:

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