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Assistant/Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
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Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Kansas City Campus

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The Kansas City University College of Biosciences is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant/Associate Professor of Biostatistics at our Kansas City campus. This faculty position will entail teaching biostatistics courses to graduate students in biosciences, bioinformatics, and other health sciences programs and fulfilling a foundational role in supporting research and data analysis as part of KCU's new Center for Population Health and Equity. Additional duties will consist of advising graduate level students, providing expert input on student research, and engaging in service activities.

KCU seeks a highly motivated individual with a passion for educating tomorrow's leaders, advancing the practice of population health, improving healthcare, and leveraging informatics to transform policy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and teaches biostatistics content for Master's degree students
  • Engages in research/scholarly activity and continued professional development
  • Serves as an advisor to students and holds regular office hours
  • Leverages existing data to develop reports on population health status
  • Provides thesis advising for Master's degree students
  • Guides medical student and doctoral psychology student research projects
  • Serves as an expert resource for quantitative study evaluation methods
  • Participates in departmental activities and University committees as assigned
  • Regularly participates in White Coat ceremonies, Commencement, and other campus events
  • Regularly engages with scholarly activities, including oral and/or written dissemination of work in one or more of the following areas: biostatistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology

Minimum Requirements:
  • PhD in Biostatistics, statistics, data science, or related field
  • Experience teaching at the graduate level
  • Background in designing study methodology, conducting data analyses, and interpreting findings in plain language
  • Familiarity with locating and utilizing existing data to answer research questions related to population health and health outcomes
  • Meets the KCU requirements for assistant or associate professor

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Teaching experience in biostatistics and related topics such data analysis and/or machine learning courses
  • Statistical programming skills (R, Matlab, SAS, Python, etc.)
  • Research, publications, and grant-writing experience are highly preferred
  • Experience in biostatistics student research mentoring, and program development

Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

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Join KCU to become part of a progressive, diverse and inclusive community, and leave a mark by making the education of future leaders in the health sciences possible.

KCU offers a nationally recognized benefits package to help ensure the health and well-being of you and your family, along with the pride of making a difference in the communities we serve.

Join us today!

Who is KCU?
Kansas City University (KCU), founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private not-for-profit health sciences university with Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Biosciences and a developing College of Dental Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the sixth largest medical school in the nation, the ninth most impactful medical school in primary care for the nation, the tenth most affordable of private medical colleges, and the leading producer of physicians for the State of Missouri. The College of Osteopathic Medicine has two sites strategically located on the University’s campuses in Kansas City and Joplin, Missouri, to address the growing needs of both urban and rural populations. The University offers multiple graduate degrees: a doctor of osteopathic medicine; a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology; a master of arts in bioethics; a master of science in the biomedical sciences; a master of business administration in partnership with Rockhurst University; a new master of public health in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and plans to seat the first doctor of dental medicine students in 2023.



Kansas City University

Kansas City has been home to KCU for more than 100 years. Now, KCU is proud to call Joplin, Missouri a second home. We’re constantly creating new programs such as the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, an MS in biomedical science, specialized dual degrees and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. 

KCU has a long, rich history of osteopathic medicine. Founded in 1916 by George J. Conley, DO, KCU is the oldest medical school in Kansas City and the largest medical school in Missouri. 

Join KCU to become part of a progressive, diverse and inclusive community of which you can be proud, and leave a mark by making possible the education of future leaders in the health sciences.

It’s so much more than just a paycheck. It is more than our award-winning benefits, competitive compensation package and outstanding well-being program. The strength of our university is rooted in our talented group of people and our shared sense of purpose. We are a university founded on science and compassion that never stops working to ensure a future with both.

Nationally recognized benefits package to help ensure the health and well-being of you and your family.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

And we always strive to DO good.

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