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Assistant or Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Ball State University

Last Updated: 9/28/22

Job Description

Now, more than ever, is a time of transformation in health care education. The COVID pandemic and the unfolding realities of health disparities and racial injustice have challenged health care systems and universities to seek a new normal. At the Ball State University College of Health, we are rising to that opportunity. We graduate health professionals who are clinically knowledgeable, committed to advancing inclusive excellence, and ready to collaborate on interprofessional teams. We invite applications and nominations for Assistant or Associate Professor in Nutrition and Health Science in the area of Biostatistics to join us in preparing today’s public health and health services workforce.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Description:

We seek faculty candidates with a doctorate in biostatistics or related discipline who have good interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to chronic diseases, obesity, nutrition and precision nutrition, genetics, and infectious disease. Successful candidates should be skilled in developing and teaching quantitative courses to students with a range of aptitude and interest. Online teaching experience is desirable. Responsibilities will include developing courses, teaching graduate and undergraduate students, developing and maintaining a research program, mentoring students in design and statistical analysis, and service to the university and profession. Faculty will also contribute to a revised graduate program in health sciences with a specialization in biostatistics and epidemiology; experience in curriculum development is desirable. In addition, faculty will facilitate the development of a collaborative health science concentration with the new interdisciplinary undergraduate Data Science Bachelor of Science degree within the College of Science and Humanities.

Rank will be considered at the assistant or associate professor level dependent on qualifications. For Assistant Professor candidates, we seek individuals with an earned doctorate or who are ABD with all degree requirements to be completed by August 15, 2022. Assistant Professor candidates should have independent teaching or teaching assistant experience and a beginning track record in scholarship with potential for external funding. For Associate Professor candidates, we seek faculty with earned doctorates who are currently serving as faculty and have excellent teaching records and an established research agenda with existing funding or its potential and record of publication. Tenure on hire can be considered for those already tenured. For either rank, we seek candidates able to contribute to interdisciplinary team science. Successful candidates are expected to work on the Ball State campus to allow full engagement with the department, school, campus, and community.

We are interested in candidates who will excite and motivate students of diverse backgrounds, and who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion. At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of our enduring values and informs all our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. The position will begin August 15, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Developing courses
  2. Teaching graduate and undergraduate students
  3. Developing and maintaining a research program
  4. Mentoring students in design and statistical analysis
  5. Service to the university and profession
  6. Contribute to a revised graduate program in health sciences with a specialization in biostatistics and epidemiology
  7. Facilitate the development of a collaborative health science concentration with the new interdisciplinary undergraduate Data Science Bachelor of Science degree within the College of Science and Humanities

Minimum Qualifications:

For Assistant Professor:

  1. Doctorate in biostatistics or related discipline
  2. Relevant professional experience in biostatistics
  3. Evidence of ongoing or established scholarship
  4. Evidence of ability to mentor or have mentored students
  5. Ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate students
  6. Effective oral and written communication skills

For Associate Professor:

  1. Doctorate in biostatistics or related discipline
  2. At least three years of biostatistics-related teaching experience
  3. Relevant professional experience in biostatistics
  4. Evidence of ongoing or established scholarship
  5. Evidence of ability to mentor or have mentored graduate students.
  6. Effective oral and written communication skills

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Doctorate in biostatistics, statistics, or data science
  2. Conduct research in chronic diseases, obesity, nutrition, precision nutrition, genetics, or infectious disease area
  3. Strong interest in interdisciplinary research
  4. Existing external funding or potential for external funding
  5. Experience in curriculum development
  6. Experience in online teaching
  7. Demonstrated ability to teach and mentor students from diverse backgrounds
  8. Active participation in professional organizations in the discipline
  9. Ability to promote collegiality in the professional setting

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29450. Include the following documents with your application: cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement/papers, and teaching philosophy statement addressed to search Alyce Fly. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through March 22, 2022.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit: https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/Faculty

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...