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Assistant Professor of Biostatistics - School of Public Health

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Public and Environmental Health


Tenure Track Faculty Position for Biostatistics

The West Virginia University (WVU) School of Public Health seeks a tenure-eligible faculty member to join the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics as an Assistant Professor. This is a unique opportunity to pursue innovative teaching and research in a growing, collaborative department with 14 full-time faculty, within the CEPH-accredited WVU School of Public Health, and set within the greater WVU's Health Sciences Center. The department is uniquely co-located with WVU Medicine's flagship hospital, a regional office of CDC/NIOSH, and the local county health department. This faculty member will contribute to our growing MS in Biostatistics and a graduate certificate in Applied Biostatistics programs. The incoming faculty member will also be expected to mentor or co-mentor graduate students pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology, an MPH with a concentration in Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics, an MS in Population Health, and the school's undergraduate Public Health major. Our diverse faculty actively collaborate to pursue research and service with many groups in West Virginia along with other national and international scholars. Current WV collaborators include the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI), the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, the Heart and Vascular Institute, the WV Prevention Research Center, the WVU School of Medicine, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the WV Perinatal Partnership, and various offices within WV Department of Health and Human Resources.

Position Description:

We invite applicants with research and teaching interests in Biostatistics. Expertise and/or experience in issues pertaining to rural or underserved populations are especially desirable, but not required. Current faculty have diverse applied interests for collaboration including substance use, injury prevention, rural disparities, pharmacoepidemiology, occupational health, mental health, infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, clinical trials, spatial epidemiology, maternal-fetal and women's health, behavioral interventions, and exercise and physical activity epidemiology. Faculty also have research interests in statistical methodology including longitudinal data analysis, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, clinical trials, missing data, psychometrics, structural equation modeling, and Bayesian methods. Applicants are required to develop and maintain an extramurally-funded research agenda, teach courses in the graduate and undergraduate programs, and participate in departmental service. The ideal candidate would teach and mentor students across the Department's two core disciplines - epidemiology and biostatistics.

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related discipline
  • Teaching experience, post-doctoral training, and experience writing and collaborating on extramural grants
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter, detailing research and teaching philosophy, as well as area(s) of interest
  • Full contact information for at least three professional references (applicants will be notified prior to references being contacted)
  • Review evidence of degree awarded by Search Committee, after the first screening
  • Strong writing, public speaking, and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English

Additional Information:

West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant, Carnegie-designated R1 University, with more than 28,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside, bountiful outdoor recreational activities, and close proximity to major cities including Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full letters of recommendation will be required once finalists have been identified. General inquires can be directed to: Carrie Groth, Search Committee Chair at: Apply online at

Why WVU?

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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