Boston University, School of Public Health

Position Title: Multiple Faculty Positions in Biostatistics
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02118, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biostatistics / Biostatistics
Appl Deadline:2023/02/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/26, finished 2023/09/02, listed until 2023/02/28)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Biostatistics at the Boston University School of Public Health invites applications for multiple faculty positions with start dates expected to be in Summer/Fall 2023. Preference will be given to the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level will also receive serious consideration. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. We are looking for candidates who will lead innovative biostatistical scholarship, work collaboratively with biomedical researchers, and teach courses in our graduate degree programs. We welcome applicants with expertise in all areas of biostatistics but are particularly interested in those with demonstrated experience in clinical trials, machine learning, and big data analytics.

The Department of Biostatistics believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We seek a colleague who will support our institutional commitment to ensuring that BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. BU is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud to be the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman, and we continue our tradition of educating a diverse and talented student body. The Boston University School of Public Health pursues a detailed plan for fostering a diverse and inclusive community recognizing that diversity of experience deepens the intellectual endeavor.

The Department of Biostatistics is comprised of approximately 30 faculty, who are internationally recognized for their innovation in research and scholarship in a diverse range of areas of biostatistics including statistical genetics, clinical trials, surveillance, longitudinal studies, Bayesian statistics and risk prediction. Biostatistics faculty play leading roles in several large observational studies such as the renowned Framingham Heart Study, the Million Veterans Project and the Risk Evaluation & Education for Alzheimer’s Disease study. They actively collaborate with researchers at Boston Medical Center, New England’s largest safety net hospital, with a mission to serve underserved populations.

The department has large and successful graduate programs, including a PhD and MS in Biostatistics, an MS in Applied Biostatistics, and a Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) for undergraduates.

Position Qualifications. Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in biostatistics, data science, or closely related field of study. Successful applicants should have a demonstrated research record for their career stage, interest and ability in teaching, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong desire to work in a team setting. Strong programming skills are required in R and/or SAS..

Applicants should provide their curriculum vitae; a cover letter; a research statement describing their research interests and previous experience; a teaching statement; and a diversity statement that details how their research and mentoring will promote diversity and inclusivity at our school; and three letters of reference.

Application review will begin mid-January 2023 and continue until the positions are filled.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. To learn more, please visit our Equal Opportunity Office (

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Boston, MA 02118