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Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
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Oct 19, 2021

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor- Search # 67888
Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences

The Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences (BEES) in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health invites applications and nominations for the position of a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biostatistics.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

The mission of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH) is to improve health and eliminate health disparities and health inequities of rural communities and underserved populations globally through excellence in teaching, public health workforce development research, scholarship, professional service, and community engagement. Within this setting, JPHCOPH offers the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH), Master of Public Health (MPH), and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degrees, as well as a Certificate in Public Health (online). The BSPH degree has three emphasis areas: Health Education and Promotion, Environmental Health, and Global Health. The MPH program has six concentration areas: Biostatistics, Community Health, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy & Management, and Applied Public Health (online). The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree has five concentration areas: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Community Health Behavior and Education, Health Policy, and Public Health Leadership (online). The Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences houses the DrPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and the MPH in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health Sciences.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant Professor will contribute to the department's mission of research and training by maintaining an active methodological research program, engaging with multidisciplinary research teams, mentoring graduate students, teaching graduate and undergraduate biostatistics courses to biostatistics and public health students, and contributing to the department, college, and University through professional service. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The home campus for this position will be the Armstrong campus located in Savannah, GA.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate degree (DrPH, PhD, ScD) in Public Health, Biostatistics, or a closely related field by August 1, 2022 with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Biostatistics.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Proven record of or demonstrated potential for securing extramural research funding.
  • Commitment to teaching and research, academic program development, and service that is consistent with the college's vision and mission.
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated research experience in Bayesian analysis and stochastic process.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in core public health classes, particularly at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels relying on multiple platforms of delivery, including online and face-to-face instruction.

    Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

    Screening of applications begins November 17, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Chun Hai Fung, Search Chair, Search #67888
    Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
    Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health Sciences
    Georgia Southern University
    P.O. Box 8015
    Statesboro, GA 30460-8015
    Electronic mail:
    Telephone: 912-478-2674

    More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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