University of Michigan
Department of Biostatistics

Faculty Position

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship to begin in Fall 2004 or earlier.  The department seeks applications from outstanding individuals with interests in the development of statistical methodology, collaborative scientific research and teaching.  Faculty members are expected to develop independent research programs, to teach and advise students, and to collaborate with other biomedical researchers.

The Department of Biostatistics offers a vibrant scientific environment with active collaborations between its faculty and researchers from many corners of the university.  Current areas of collaboration include clinical trials, bioinformatics, cancer research, genetics, heart disease, diabetes, medical imaging, and dentistry.  The department also is home to the recently established Biometrics Outcomes Research Core and Center for Statistical Genetics.  Opportunities exist for close collaboration with either of these units and with many other major activities.  A more complete view of department activities can be found at

Currently, the department has 21 faculty members and over 120 students in its PhD, MS and MPH degree programs and an On-Job-On-Campus MS program for health professionals.  The department is recognized for its strengths in survival and longitudinal data analysis, missing data modeling, clinical trials, survey methodology, estimating equation methodology , statistical genetics, categorical data analysis, image analysis, bayesian methods, and biomedical modeling.  It has close links with other departments in the School of Public Health, the Medical School, and the Institute for Social Research.

The University of Michigan offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.  Ann Arbor is a progressive family-friendly city of about 100,000, with excellent schools and a wide variety of sporting and musical activities.  It is consistently rated highly in national surveys for its quality of life.

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled, but initial review of applicants will begin January 31, 2004.  Interested applicants should send a CV, three reference letters, a statement of research interests, and a transcript (if a recent graduate) to:

Valen Johnson, PhD
Search Committee
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2029
Tel:  (734) 615-9825

The University of Michigan is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.