University of Connecticut, Nursing

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-496397 [#21866, 496397]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence Statistician/Biostatistician/Epidemiologist
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Statistics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/06/02, listed until 2022/07/02)
Position Description:    

*** the listing date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a Statistician/Biostatistician/Epidemiologist for a non-tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Residence. The position is suitable for candidates who wish to pursue an academic career with an emphasis on research support. Under the direction of the Dean and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, this position will be responsible for providing statistical expertise to support researchers at the School of Nursing, and will be actively involved in research activities and collaborate with investigators on research projects. This may include:

  • Provide statistical design consultation for quantitative and/or mixed methods research, clinical trials, multivariate and time series methods, meta-analyses, and other study designs
  • Assist with power calculation, sample size estimation, and statistical plans to advance scientific goals and the likelihood of funding of various projects
  • Provide support for data management, data analysis, and presentation of the data and results
  • Support the statistical analysis plan in grant proposal writing, interpret statistical data and provide final reports, such as manuscripts and conference presentations
  • May teach existing statistical methods courses as well as develop new courses as needed
  • Standard service obligations such as participating in University and School Committees
  • Contribute to the research, teaching, service, and outreach mission of the School
  • Participate in internal grant review meetings
  • Supervise students
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the office of the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship

The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills and a strong commitment to instruction, advising, and mentoring.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


  • A Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, or equivalent degree.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work with nursing faculty and students as well as multidisciplinary research teams.
  • Proficiency with SAS, SPSS, R, STATA, and other statistical and reporting software


  • Experience working with health-related data.
  • Experience writing statistical protocols for grant proposals.
  • Experience with educational technologies like Blackboard and online homework systems.
  • Evidence of potential for inclusive excellence in teaching, and a deep commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion through their pedagogical and/or academic programs.
  • Teaching experience that includes non-traditional, first-generation, and/or historically underrepresented student populations.
  • Experience with grant applications for pedagogical activities.


This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position that has the possibility of leading to a multi-year contract. The position has an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The successful candidate’s initial academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.);
  • Three (3) letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
UConn School of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-3716