Associate Chair Position
The newly formed Department of Statistics in the College of Medicine is seeking a dynamic leader in biostatistics to fill the position of Associate Chair. The Department of Statistics at the University of Florida is one of the largest in the country, with over 35 faculty members in three colleges, the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Medicine. The three departments function as one cohesive unit under the direction of the chair of statistics. Faculty appointments, tenure and promotion are within the respective colleges. The Associate Chair of Statistics in the College of Medicine has been given considerable latitude in the development of departmental policies and procedures with respect to hiring of new faculty, tenure and promotion guidelines, and development of a new Ph.D. and masters program in biostatistics. The candidate is expected to have an established research record in biostatistics and experience in teaching and training graduate students.
The Department of Statistics in the College of Medicine is divided into two divisions, the Children's Oncology Group(COG) Research Data Center(RDC) and the Division of Biostatistics(DOB). COG RDC is located in downtown Gainesville and is staffed by 3.75 full time Ph.D. biostatisticians. COG is a clinical trials group, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, and is committed to the effective treatment of childhood cancers. The COG RDC is responsible for managing all accruals and data as well as the analyses of COG research, collecting, archiving, and distributing data to 240 COG institutions, monitoring and identifying institutions with delinquent data, and generating summaries and reports for the Group. The RDC biostatisticians are responsible for study design and new methods of research in the context of COG applications.
The DOB is located in the Health Science Center and is staffed by 12.5 full time Ph.D. biostatisticians. Faculty and staff in the DOB collaborate with faculty, staff, and graduate students in each of the six HSC colleges, the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. The DOB's collaborative effort with health scientists covers veterinary, clinical, epidemiological, bioinformatics and bench science studies. DOB faculty engage in methodological research and provide formal training in biostatistics by teaching graduate and undergraduate courses to majors and non-majors. COG and DOB provide graduate research assistantships to 8-12 students per year.
The University of Florida is one of the five most comprehensive universities in the United States with 24 schools and colleges. It is located in the city of Gainesville (pop. 97,500) in North Central Florida. Gainesville was ranked, in 1995, by Money Magazine as the best place to live in America. For five consecutive years, it was listed as one of Florida's most livable cities and was ranked among the leaders in the nation. A multitude of cultural and recreational opportunities, usually found in much larger cities, contribute significantly to the high quality of life of faculty and their families. More information about the university and city is available at www.ufl.edu and www.state.fl.us/gvl/index.phtml, respectively.
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Search Committee Chair
University of Florida
Dept. of Statistics
Gainesville FL 32610-0212