University of Iowa
College of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics

Head, Department of Biostatistics

An exciting opportunity to lead a growing department of biostatistics:  The University of Iowa, College of Public Health is seeking tenure eligible candidates for HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOSTATISTICS.  The College seeks an individual with a PhD in Biostatistics or related discipline and with at least 5 years academic experience in a biostatistical setting relevant to public health.  Teaching experience and a record of research productivity, including extramural funding, are required.  Administrative experience in an academic setting is highly desirable.  Demonstrated leadership ability, excellent communication skills, evidence of collaborative efforts in teaching and/or research, and a record of community/professional service are highly desirable.  The successful candidate is expected to strengthen the departmentís rigorous methodological research; maintain the departmentís strong collaborations with other university researchers, expand and strengthen the departmentís training program; and continue to develop the application of biostatistics in public health practice.

The Department consists of 12 full-time and 6 secondary faculty members currently conducting research and directing students in survival analysis; categorical data analysis; sampling theory; clinical trials; statistical genetics; longitudinal data analysis; and cancer, cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology.  Department members have extensive experience and commitments to collaborative research with colleagues from other departments of the College of Public Health and other colleges at the University of Iowa.  Currently, the Department supports 16 Masters and 12 PhD students, as well as two postdoctoral training programs in Biostatistics.

The current College of Public Health has 57 full-time faculty, 165 professional staff and 35 support staff who work with an annual budget of $28 million, $19.3 million of which comes from extramural research funding.  The College of Public Health has five Departments:  Biostatistics, Community and Behavioral Health, Epidemiology, Health Management and Policy and Occupational and Environmental Health.  Each of these academic units has successful teaching and research programs and offers master and doctoral degree programs.  Currently there are 127 students in masters programs and 38 students in doctoral programs.

The search committee will begin screening applicants on November 1, 2001.  It is expected that the new Head will be appointed by July 1, 2002.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to:

James C. Torner, Search Committee Chair
Attention:  LaRae Rudin
College of Public Health
The University of Iowa
2811 Steindler Building
Iowa City, IA 52242-1007

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.