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Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Michigan State University
College of Human Medicine
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics invites applicants for a tenured or tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in epidemiology. Requirements include a Doctoral Degree in Epidemiology, or in a related field with additional epidemiology training. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

Areas of ongoing research within our department include mental health, neurologic disorders, infectious diseases, cardiovascular health, reproductive health, perinatal and pediatric health, nutrition and cancer, women’s health, environmental health, health services, health economics, biomarkers for disease risk and progression, health equity/social determinants of health, and biostatistical methods. We welcome applicants who work in complementary areas of epidemiological research and have a strong record of scholarship along with evidence of building an independent, externally-funded research program. This position includes teaching in graduate (MS, PhD), professional, and/or undergraduate programs and mentoring graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. We offer a competitive salary and start-up package and excellent benefits.

MSU has 4 health-related colleges (Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing) and Colleges of Natural Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Social Sciences, all of which participate in population health research. The 2 human medicine colleges have campuses in multiple Michigan cities, offering unique opportunities for epidemiological research in this distributed campus system. There is a strong, campus-wide history of international research and of collaborations across colleges and departments, clinical and non-clinical. The Greater Lansing area, home to MSU and the state capital, offers residents a family-friendly lifestyle, low cost of living, an abundance of art and cultural activities, and easy access to year-round outdoor recreational activities.

Candidates should apply on-line at http://careers.msu.edu for posting #472345. Include a curriculum vitae and a statement of scholarly activities, research and teaching interests (2 page limit). Upon request, candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to Jill Hamilton (jhamilton@epi.msu.edu). Applications will be reviewed November 13, 2017, and will continue until these positions are filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2018. For additional information visit http://www.epi.msu.edu

Tenure System Faculty Positions in Neuroepidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics invites applications for tenured or tenure-system positions (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in the area of neuroepidemiology. Multiple tenure-system appointments are now available with competitive salaries and generous start-up packages that are supported by state general funds (i.e., “hard-funded”). Successful candidate(s) will have demonstrated scholarship in population-level cognitive health during aging, and/or the epidemiology of age-related neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, vascular dementia). Given the multifactorial nature of most neurodegenerative disorders of aging, scholars from diverse but complementary scientific backgrounds (e.g., biostatistics, clinical scientists, genomics and other -omics, psychology, neuroimaging) are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to develop extramurally funded research programs on neurodegenerative conditions, teach epidemiology, biostatistics and/or related courses in their respective areas of expertise, as well as provide mentorship to trainees.

MSU faculty have a national/international reputation in research related to age-related cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke in diverse populations. Joint appoints in clinical and basic research departments are possible.

Requirements: Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD or equivalent) with demonstrated expertise and sponsored scholarship in the epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases.

Applications will be accepted until these positions are filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2017. Candidates should apply on-line at https://jobs.msu.edu for posting #4975. Include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a 2-page statement of scholarly activities, research and teaching philosophy. Upon request, candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted to Jill Hamilton (jhamilton@epi.msu.edu). For additional information visit http://careers.msu.edu

Tenure System Faculty position in Biostatistics

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenure system faculty position, academic year basis, for its expanding research, teaching and consulting missions. The position is a part of MSU’s Global Impact Initiative, designed to address the grand challenges through the creation of over 100 new faculty positions in some of the most promising and exciting fields of research.

The position will be filled at the level of Professor or Associate Professor depending on the qualifications and record of the successful candidate. Applicants must have a PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics, or related quantitative discipline and have previous research and teaching experience. The successful candidate is expected to make significant contributions to research; develop and maintain a vigorous independent and collaborative research program; participate in teaching and mentor junior faculty and graduate students; and provide statistical consultation to graduate students in the department and in the College of Human Medicine. It is envisioned that the candidate will assume a leadership role in the department.

We have interest in candidates with research expertise in several areas including, but not limited to, design and analysis of randomized clinical trials, comparative effectiveness, and healthcare studies. Candidates should have training and experience in applications of novel statistical methodologies to the health sciences. The individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the motivation to act as a team member in collaborative research ventures.

The department has 28 faculty conducting research in statistics and epidemiology. Research interests in methods and applications include health services research, longitudinal and correlated data analysis, survival analysis, statistical genetics, and analyses of observational data. A vibrant collaboration exists in research within the department and with other units throughout the university. Currently, in addition to their own research interests, Biostatistics faculty participate actively in research with colleagues in the departments of Economics, Statistics & Probability, Food Science & Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, and Nursing. Please visit our website www.epi.msu.edu for additional information.

Application should be submitted on-line at http://careers.msu.edu for posting 448834. Include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, teaching philosophy and contact information for three references (applicant will be notified prior to contacting references). For full consideration, applications are due September 1, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position should be addressed to: Search Committee Coordinator, Mary Ann Vigil, vigil@msu.edu

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.