Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Biostatistics) Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cooper Medical

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position (Biostatistics)

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

The Department of Biomedical Sciences of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in biostatistics. This position will entail developing an independent research program, participating in medical student Active Learning Groups as a faculty facilitator, and teaching biostatistics to first- and second-year medical students in an integrated curriculum. Additional academic responsibilities will include advising and mentoring students in developing scholarly projects; assessing, reviewing, and evaluating student educational activities and progress; and serving on university and departmental committees.

The candidate will complement current areas of faculty research expertise and be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded, sustainable program for independent research. Candidates working in any area of biostatistics research will be considered; however, those interested in using advanced statistical methods to study cancer, neuroscience, and/or healthcare disparities are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with departmental and university colleagues working on both theoretical and application-based projects in many areas of biomedical science. Additionally, they will have access to students in the newly developed Ph.D. program in data science. A start-up package and competitive salary are offered.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. degree in biostatistics or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • A record of scholarly activity, including peer-reviewed publications commensurate with career stage
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • One year of teaching experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching statistics in a medical school setting
  • Experience with clinical case-based, team-based, and self-directed active learning methodologies in medical school curricula
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of multidisciplinary faculty
  • Postdoctoral experience
The Department of Biomedical Sciences at CMSRU is committed to fostering excellence in teaching and multidisciplinary research. The department currently consists of 30 faculty members. Areas of faculty expertise include cancer biology, molecular biology, genetics/genomics, neuropharmacology, and animal behavior. Our goal is to advance learning and knowledge through multidisciplinary scholarship and delivery of the basic science curriculum for medical, graduate, and undergraduate students. We, as a department, are committed to academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students.

CMSRU is the only four-year M.D. degree-granting medical school in southern New Jersey. Our medical education building is located in Camden, NJ, near Philadelphia, in the heart of the Cooper Health Sciences Campus. More information on CMSRU can be found at https://cmsru.rowan.edu/ .

CMSRU is part of Rowan University, a Carnegie R2-classified Doctoral University with approximately 23,000 students. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked 3rd among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report. More information on Rowan can be found at https://www.rowan.edu/ .

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply online at Rowan University’s Career Site ( https://jobs.rowan.edu/en-us/listing/ ) and complete the online application and include the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of scholarly/research interests, including applicants' future research goals and plans for obtaining external funding to achieve those goals.
  • Names and contact information of three references from whom the applicant has requested letters of support
Application review will begin on January 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, please apply by December 15, 2023. Although flexible, the expected start date for the position is May 1, 2024.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy, see: https://sites.rowan.edu/equity/_docs/policies/eeo-statement.pdf


Rowan University

Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a public research institution ranked among the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Today, Rowan University offers bachelor through doctoral degrees and professional certificates in person and online to 22,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden, Stratford, and Sewell, and on the campuses of partner community colleges. 

Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science, and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitme

Rowan University will become a new model for higher education by being inclusiveagile, and responsive, offering diverse scholarly and creative educational experiences, pathways, environments, and services to meet the needs of all students; maintaining agility by strategically delivering organizational capacity across the institution; and responding to emerging demands and opportunities regionally and nationally.nt to high-quality, affordable education; and the development of public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified R2 (high research activity) institution, Rowan is the nation’s third fastest-growing public research university, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

As a leading employer in southern New Jersey with over 3,500 employees, Rowan offers comprehensive and competitive employment. 

A dynamic institution in the midst of unprecedented growth, Rowan offers faculty small classes, strong academic programs and ample research and leadership opportunities.

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