The School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications and nominations for a full time STATISTICIAN faculty position. The nature of the work for the faculty statistician includes: teaching applied statistics courses in nursing PhD program (mostly with R), preparing the quantitative component of the nursing PhD qualifying exam, collaborating on grant proposals developing statistical plans, providing support to funded projects, collaborating on manuscripts and presentations, participating in dissertation committees, mentoring students and postdocs, and providing consulting in quantitative methods to faculty, among others. A background in applying theoretical or conceptual foundations to analysis plans is highly desirable. Depending on external funding and faculty statistician interests, the position may have different degrees of emphasis on the teaching, service, and scholarship components of the faculty role, however, teaching at least one or two courses a year will be required. A tenure track option expects the development of an independent program of research (in any area) or receiving sustained external funding in collaboration with investigators.
Candidates for this faculty position with expertise in statistics are encouraged to apply. Rank, tenure, and salary are competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience. A minimum of a doctoral degree in Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Quantitative Psychology or related quantitative field is required. Faculty may elect different degrees of emphasis on the teaching, service and scholarship components of the faculty role.
The School of Nursing’s legacy of leadership is focused on innovative programs of research, education, and clinical practice as evidenced in more than 18,000 alumni serving as expert clinicians, executive nurse leaders, deans and directors of nursing programs, nurse scientists, advanced practice registered nurses, and other professional leaders. The School is ranked in the top 10 percent of nursing schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and offers innovative baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, master’s, post-master’s, doctoral, and post-doctoral programs. Program offerings include: the state’s oldest and highly recognized Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program; a Doctor of Nursing Practice program with a BSN to DNP Pathway for Nurse Anesthetists and Nurse Practitioners, and a Post-Masters Pathway for NPs, nurse administrators, informaticians, midwives, and clinical nurse specialists; a Master’s of Science in Nursing program with more than 15 nurse practitioner specialty and subspecialty tracks with dual degree options, advanced practice tracks in geriatrics, nursing administration and clinical nurse leader; and an Accelerated Master’s in Nursing Pathway for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. Most graduate courses are taught in a distance accessible format with on-campus intensives. The UAB School of Nursing is designated a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Nursing and is one of a few in the U.S. Additionally, the School offers the Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows program and is one of the leading VA Nursing Academic Partnerships in the nation. Based at the state’s flagship Academic Health Science Center with the 3rd largest public hospital in the nation, the School is a leader and trendsetter in collaborative science and home to the state’s only nursing-specific research initiative with a diverse funding portfolio supporting scholarship in oncology, international nursing, HIV/AIDS, pediatrics, occupational health, aging, among others. Faculty in the School hold over 70 appointments in university-wide research centers. The School of Nursing is home to innovative technology, a state-of-the-art nursing simulation and skills laboratory, and other media networks that provides faculty and students with interprofessional learning opportunities.
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. Applicants interested in this opportunity should submit: a letter of interest that addresses the above qualifications and how their philosophy and experiences qualify them for this position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references through the following Peopleadmin link: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/9063