The Department of Statistics at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the rank of associate or full professor with negotiable starting date as early as January 2019. As a regular tenured faculty position in the department, this position comes with nine months of academic year full-time support. A Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field and a commitment to high–quality research in statistics and excellence in teaching are required.
We seek an exceptionally strong candidate to lead the statistical component of multidisciplinary research for CSU’s new Translational Medicine Institute (TMI) (http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/academics/clinsci/translational-medicine-institute) in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/Pages/default.aspx). Translational medicine is an emerging discipline that provides a framework for addressing important clinical questions with an integrated approach that spans biomedical bench research to human clinical trials. Potential solutions born in the laboratory are tested in preclinical and clinical studies, with the goal of providing rapid bench to bedside clinical solutions, and producing new questions to be explored. Translational medicine develops solutions shared between veterinary and human researchers, with a focus on providing treatment for animals who are ill and minimizing the creation of model illnesses in healthy animals. The TMI will develop biologic therapies for human and veterinary medicine, drawing on established areas of CSU research expertise in orthopedics, biomedical engineering, immunology, infectious disease, surgical advances, and other medical fields. Experiments conducted in TMI require statistical expertise during planning and design, implementation, and analysis and interpretation. Thus, we are seeking a faculty member with clinical biostatistics expertise to join this exciting community. This position will have an academic home in the Department of Statistics and will have scholarly activities focused on TMI research.
The position requires a strong commitment to leading and advancing the interdisciplinary research and education mission of the TMI. Candidates with research interests and applied expertise in innovative clinical trials are particularly encouraged to apply. Demonstrated potential for excellence in collaborative research, demonstrated ability to communicate to various audiences, and experience in identifying and securing funds from diverse sources are expected, as is proven ability to teach advanced disciplinary or interdisciplinary courses. The anticipated teaching load is two courses in the Department of Statistics per year and mentoring of TMI and statistics graduate students. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills, and strong organizational and project management skills. Proven ability or demonstrated strong potential to mentor PhD students is also preferred. An application includes a cover letter, complete CV, teaching and research statements, and names of three references, who will be contacted for letters only for semifinalists. The CV must address teaching experience. Application materials can be uploaded at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/59401. Complete application instructions are available at that site.
Applications completed by September 1, 2018 will receive full consideration, and applications will be accepted after this date until the position is filled. Applications of semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Statistics.
The department currently comprises 18 faculty and over 100 graduate students in our MS, MAS, and PhD graduate programs, and has a network of faculty affiliates at nearby research agencies (National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others). Our faculty members have a wide range of expertise and are involved in various interdisciplinary graduate training and research activities. Internal and external consulting activities of the department are supported through the Graybill Statistical Laboratory. Further information about the department and position is available on our web-page http://www.stat.colostate.edu/. Fort Collins, located one hour north of Denver in a beautiful location along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, o?ers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities.
The Department of Statistics and TMI are committed to diversity and inclusion and expects candidates to have the ability to advance the department's and TMI’s efforts in these areas. Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is in 101 Student Services.
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe work and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
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The department currently comprises 18 faculty and over 100 graduate students in our MS, MAS, and PhD graduate programs, and has a network of faculty affiliates at nearby research agencies (National Center for Atmospheric Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others). Our faculty members have a wide range of expertise and are involved in various interdisciplinary graduate training and research activities.
Internal and external consulting activities of the department are supported through the Graybill Statistical Laboratory. Further information about the department and position is available on our webpage http://www.stat.colostate.edu/.