Assistant Professor of Biostatistics 2023/2024

University of California Los Angeles

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics 2023/2024
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF08753

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of
Biostatistics at the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health (

We seek an excellent candidate with scholarly expertise, a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications, and evidence of outstanding potential to lead methodological as well as collaborative research in biostatistics and health data science, secure external funding, and excel in teaching and training doctoral students. We are seeking expertise in the broad areas of statistics, biostatistics, data science, and related fields, including – but not limited to – personalized medicine, biobank data, electronic health records, and emerging methods in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) is located on the main UCLA campus in direct proximity to the other health sciences schools (Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing), several professional schools, and the College of Letters and Science. The UCLA Department of Biostatistics has a strong history of and commitment to interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The FSPH strategic plan has identified data science and big data as priority areas for faculty hiring.

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related quantitative field. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The UCLA Department of Biostatistics values equity, diversity, and inclusion and the ways that each contributes to scholarship, teaching, service, and the overall intellectual life in the Department and the University. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a statement of research interests including a summary of previous research work and its significance, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement. All applications should be submitted electronically using the UCLA Academic Recruit portal.

Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and qualifications. According to UC and FSPH standards, the FSPH fully covered 9-month salary will be composed of a component, ranging between $76,300 to $100,000, plus up to a 100% off-scale portion, dependent upon the candidate's experience and the final approval by the chancellor. The 9-month month base salary can be supplemented with 3 months of summer salary from the candidate's grants and contracts. Based on the candidate's contract and grant activity, the candidate may also be eligible to participate in the School's Negotiated Salary Trial Program (NSTP) plan, where the candidate has the ability to generate a higher annual salary. For further details about the NSTP program, candidates can refer to Historically, UCLA Biostatistics faculty total salaries have been competitive with salaries in Biostatistics as reported in the annual surveys of the American Statistical Association.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty
positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists' current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

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