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Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University invites Assistant Professor applicants for a tenure-track position in Biostatistics. The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field, an interest in both collaborative and methodological research, and must demonstrate a strong potential for securing external funding. Responsibilities associated with this position include methodological and collaborative research, teaching, and the supervision of graduate students.

In addition to the rich academic research environment of the Drexel community, the Department is expanding its graduate degree offerings in biostatistics to include a doctoral (PhD) degree, in addition to the MS currently offered. In addition to training programs in biostatistics, the Department currently offers MPH, MS and PhD degrees in Epidemiology. The Department has 24 faculty spanning the two disciplines and is truly interdisciplinary. Research funding for the Department comes from NIH, NSF, CDC, and other federal and state agencies, as well as private foundations and industry. Current faculty expertise in biostatistics includes spatial statistics, the analysis of imaging data, clinical trials, longitudinal data analysis, Bayesian methods and epidemiologic methods. Applicants with methodological expertise in quantitative methods for high dimensional data, statistical genetics, and causal inference are strongly encouraged, however, all applications will be given full consideration.

The Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University is the only (Council on Education for Public Health) CEPH-accredited School of Public Health in the Philadelphia area, and recently received a $45 million gift to expand the faculty and build new research and educational programs. With the arrival of Dean Ana Diez Roux in 2013, the School has entered a period of growth with new faculty being recruited to each Department. The School is committed to our mission of health as a human right, improving health in cities, eliminating health disparities, and promoting health in all policies.

The 16th largest private university in the nation with more than 8,000 employees and 22,000 students, Drexel is composed of 10 colleges and 3 schools offering professional degrees in engineering, architecture, media arts design, business, law, medicine, nursing, and public health, among others. The University’s goal to become “the most civically engaged university in America” drives its work with the City of Philadelphia and diverse community partners. Drexel is located within a short walk of the Amtrak and regional rail stations in the University City section of Philadelphia, a vibrant city with a rich array of health care, educational, and arts institutions.

The confidential application process requires a cover letter describing relevant experience and goals and curriculum vitae, which should be submitted to Drexel Jobs ( Please search by Department 6906, requisition # 8503. Interested candidates may direct any questions to the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Scarlett Bellamy ( or Dr. Loni Philip Tabb ( Three letters of reference will ultimately be required for finalist candidates.  Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate has been identified; however, we will begin reviewing submissions December 1, 2017. The successful candidate would ideally have an early September 2018 start date, but the timing is negotiable.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is proactively committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its policies, practices and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.