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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer
Columbia University, Dept. of Biostatistics

Company Information: The Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University is one of the premier biostatistics departments in the nation. The Department has more than 30 faculty (including 11 ASA Fellows) and 15 biostatistician research staff members. The Department boasts strong research profiles in clinical trial design, survival analysis, nonparametric and semi-parametric statistics, functional data analysis, imaging statistics, statistical genetics, and precision medicine, and many other fields. The Department has built strong collaborative connections within the Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH), a top-ranked school nationally, and in the world-class Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The Department has thriving education programs leading to M.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., and Dr.P.H. degrees.

MSPH is one of the largest recipients of sponsored research for all schools of public health in the nation. Its internationally recognized and highly interdisciplinary faculty is comprised of over 500 fulltime faculty members, of whom almost 40 percent hold joint or interdisciplinary appointments with other departments of the university, as well as a large network of adjunct faculty.

CUMC includes four schools (College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and Mailman School of Public Health) and accounts for roughly half of the University’s $4 billion annual budget. CUMC provides world-class leadership in scientific research, health and medical education, and patient care. CUMC faculty have made profound breakthroughs historically ― among them, the first blood test for cancer, the first medical use of the laser, and the first successful transfer of genes from one cell to another.

Position Title: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health seeks applicants for a teaching faculty position (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) in Biostatistics.

The position for which we are recruiting is a faculty position with particular emphasis on teaching in the master’s programs, for biostatistics students as well as for students pursuing degrees in public health. The successful candidate will have responsibility for teaching several courses each year. There will also be opportunities to develop distance-education courses. S/he will also participate in research activities, with some mix of methodological/collaborative work, depending on his/her interests, but the primary expectation of this position is outstanding teaching.

Position Qualifications: Competitive candidates will hold a doctorate degree in statistics, biostatistics, or related quantitative field by the start date, and will also have strong interest in, and an outstanding record of statistical education.

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Application Information: Send a letter of interest accompanied with curriculum vitae to:

Review of applications begins in early January 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

You may contact Katy Hardy ( with any questions.

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