Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Data Science

Tulane University


Tulane University seeks an exceptional academic and administrative leader to serve as the next chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

The next chair will steward the department’s strategic growth and expansion, distinguishing it as a high-impact hub of biostatistics and data science education, training and research in the school and at Tulane. 

The chair will have the opportunity to recruit faculty, expand academic programs, grow extramurally-funded research and lead collaborations with the university’s Connolly Alexander Institute for Data Science.

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The Department of Biostatistics and Data Science seeks to address pressing public health challenges while advancing the disciplines of biostatistics, bioinformatics and data science through methodological research, interdisciplinary collaboration and education and training in applied biostatistics and bioinformatics methods and public health data analytics. Faculty serve as key collaborators and advisers across Tulane and in academic, research and professional communities at large.

Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is the nation’s first school of public health, the leading institution of its kind in the Gulf Coast, and the No. 12 school of public health in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The school is distinguished by a strong focus on cardiovascular disease, health disparities, reproductive health and disaster response and displacement, and seeks to expand its offerings in advanced biostatistics and data science, climate change and cancer and infectious disease epidemiology.

Founded in 1834, Tulane University combines the best of a leading research institution with a strong commitment to high-quality education. Tulane strives to connect its mission and values to the needs of the communities it serves locally and globally. Among the top 2% of universities nationwide in terms of research, Tulane is considered one of the top universities in the South and consistently ranked among the nation’s best. 

The ideal chair candidate will have a record of distinction developing or managing academic programs and growing extramurally-funded research, demonstrable experience or potential for success in academic administration and a proven commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion.

An earned doctoral degree is required. The chair must have an appropriate record of scholarship, teaching and service to meet the requirements for an appointment as Full Professor at the university.

WittKieffer is assisting Tulane University with this search. All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang and Sarah Seavey at

Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory, diverse work and learning environment. Tulane does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status (or any other classification protected by applicable law) in any of its programs, activities, or employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Tulane encourages all qualified candidates to apply. The university intentionally seeks candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow.

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