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Tenure-Track Position Announced in Biostatistics at The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University , Posted: November 14, 2023

Public Health | Division of Biostatistics

Position Overview
The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Public Health is inviting applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the Division of Biostatistics at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

We are actively seeking candidates passionate about contributing to the Division's research and teaching missions and who can lend their expertise to the newly established interdisciplinary Health and Environment Modeling (HEALMOD) Initiative. The HEALMOD Initiative at OSU brings together an interdisciplinary community of scholars committed to research at the intersection of human health and environmental sustainability. It is collaboratively administered by faculty in the Division of Biostatistics in the College of Public Health (CPH), faculty in Sociology and Anthropology who focus on quantitative research, and faculty in the CPH Division of Environmental Health Sciences who focus on computational epidemiology, risk assessment, and exposure modeling. Central to HEALMOD is an emphasis on quantitative analyses of eco-social determinants of health, exploring the intricate links between human and natural systems.

Ideal candidates should possess deep expertise in mathematical and statistical methodologies relevant to models in epidemiology, ecology, or the social sciences. Their specific research interests may encompass:

• Mathematical/statistical modeling using dynamical systems
• Techniques for dissecting complex social and ecological models
• Bayesian inference and machine learning tailored for complex stochastic systems
• Cutting-edge AI methodologies
• Strategies for data reconciliation, coupled with expertise in handling multiscale and multi-stream dynamic data systems.

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. This is a nine-month position. Rank and salary will be determined by the candidate’s credentials.

Education and Experience Requirements
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or related discipline by the start of employment. Applicants must have strong records of peer-reviewed publications and teaching/mentoring that are commensurate with rank.

How to Apply
To be considered, please submit your application electronically via Workday:

Application materials must include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vita (CV)
• Statement of Research
• Statement of Teaching and Mentoring
• Two recent publications

Applications will be accepted immediately and will be considered until the search has concluded. The start date for this position is August 15, 2024. Finalists will be asked to supply letters of recommendation. Please direct inquiries about this position to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Eben Kenah (

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.