Assistant / Associate Professor in Biostatistics

University of Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

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The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is seeking applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty position at the assistant/associate professor level in biostatistics.

This non-tenure track position provides an excellent opportunity to develop a collaborative academic career in biostatistical applications in pediatrics.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is a major medical and research center located in Memphis, Tennessee. The Department of Pediatrics is affiliated with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, which includes a state-of-the-art children’s hospital and Pediatric Research Institute.

The applicant will assist pediatric investigators with study design and data analysis, as well as develop a collaborative role in clinical and translational studies of interest to the applicant.

The Department’s areas of current emphasis include several pediatric diseases, including viral respiratory and other infectious diseases, pediatric pain, obesity and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, as well as kidney and liver diseases. The Research Institute houses a new Pediatric Clinical Research Unit and other research facilities. New initiatives include bioinformatics and genomics in pediatric diseases

Qualifications

Requirements for this position include a doctorate in biostatistics/statistics.

Candidates with an additional medical degree are encouraged to apply.

Candidates with interests in current emphasis areas of the Department of Pediatrics are especially encouraged to apply.

Rank will be commensurate with experience.

Primary criteria for appointment will be experience and demonstrated ability in research, teaching, as well as a relevant publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests, and experience, and names and addresses of three references with application.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.


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