Job Opening for Open-Rank Professor of Biostatistics at UCLA

The Department of Biostatistics at the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health is searching for an open-rank, tenure-track or tenured professor to join our faculty ( The department encourages applications from outstanding candidates who are committed to education and engaging in cutting-edge research involving methodological approaches and practical solutions to confront the challenges of complex data structures in public health, with a focus on Big Data and its applications to diverse scientific problems.

Opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration are abundant and encouraged, both within and outside the health sciences. The Fielding School of Public Health is located on the main UCLA campus, in direct proximity to the other health sciences schools (Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing) and the College of Letters and Science. The UCLA community has a strong history of and commitment to interdisciplinary research and collaboration, not only with other health sciences, but also with faculty in Public Affairs, Education and Law. Beyond the Department of Biostatistics, UCLA has many other world-class statisticians, not only in the Department of Statistics, but also faculty members in departments such as Medicine, Biomathematics, Human Genetics, Psychiatry and Psychology.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in statistics, biostatistics or a comparable data science field by the date of appointment, as well as a demonstrated commitment to public health. Candidates should provide, depending on their level of experience, either potential for or evidence of scholarly impact through publications, excellence in teaching, and ability to obtain extramural funding, as well as strong oral and written communication skills. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

To apply: submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a statement of research interests and goals, a teaching statement and one or two manuscripts or articles representing your most important work to the Chair, Faculty Search Committee using the link:

The Search Committee will review applications immediately and continue until the position is filled. The earliest possible start date for this position is July 1, 2015. Informal inquiries may be submitted to Dr. Marc Suchard, Chair of the UCLA FSPH Biostatistics Faculty Search Committee at: (

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (