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Columbia University Faculty - Open Rank (tenured, tenure track or non-tenure track) in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 00002228

Field(s) of Specialization

Position Title Faculty - Open Rank (tenured, tenure track or non-tenure track)

Department BST Biostatistics

Division Biostatistics

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

The Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health seeks applicants for an open-rank tenure-track, tenured, or non-tenure track faculty position in Biostatistics in areas of biostatistics and data science relevant to climate science and health.

The Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University is one of the premier biostatistics departments in the nation. The Department has more than 30 faculty (including 12 ASA Fellows) and 15 biostatistician research staff members. The Department boasts strong research profiles in clinical trial design, survival analysis, nonparametric and semi-parametric statistics, precision medicine, causal inference, machine learning, functional data analysis, imaging statistics, statistical genetics, environmental biostatistics, statistical methods for mental health and many other fields. The Department has built strong collaborative connections within the Mailman School of Public Health ( MSPH ), a top-ranked school nationally, and in the world-class Columbia University Irving Medical Center ( CUIMC ). The Department has thriving education programs leading to M.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., and Dr.P.H. degrees in biostatistics and public health data science.

MSPH is one of the largest recipients of sponsored research for all schools of public health in the nation. Its internationally recognized and highly interdisciplinary faculty is comprised of over 500 fulltime faculty members, of whom almost 40 percent hold joint or interdisciplinary appointments with other departments of the university, as well as a large network of adjunct faculty. CUIMC includes four schools (College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and Mailman School of Public Health) and accounts for roughly half of the University’s $4 billion annual budget. CUIMC provides world-class leadership in scientific research, health and medical education, and patient care. CUIMC faculty have made profound breakthroughs historically ― among them, the first blood test for cancer, the first medical use of the laser, and the first successful transfer of genes from one cell to another. Columbia has recently established a climate school (a first of its kind in the nation) and MSPH has a well-established group in climate and health.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to be a leading scholar in the development and application of cutting-edge biostatistical, statistical, and machine learning techniques to a wide range of topics related to the environment – with special focus on climate and health. Successful candidates will maintain an active research program, both in biostatistical methodology and in collaborative research; teach effectively; mentor graduate students; provide service to the department, the school, the university, and the profession.

Minimum Degree Required

Competitive candidates will hold a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or related quantitative field by the start date.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates with statistical and biostatistical expertise in the application of broad biomedical sciences are welcome to apply, but emphasis will be on topics that are related to climate science including methods for spatio-temporal modeling, remote sensing data and tools for harnessing information from a wide range of sources in big data settings. Consideration for tenure requires strong teaching, research and publication records in addition to the ability to secure external funding. Junior faculty candidates should demonstrate clear outstanding potential in research, teaching, and the ability to secure independent funding; senior faculty candidates should be internationally recognized scholars who demonstrate a strong track of record of excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 02/18/2021

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EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover Letter

    Optional Documents

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • List of References

  • Writing Sample/Publication 1

  • Writing Sample/Publication 2

  • Other Document 1

  • Other Document 2

  • Research Abstract

  • Personal Statement

  • Statement of Research

  • Dissertation Abstract

  • Description of Previous Work