Assistant Professor Grant Tenure-Track in Biostatistics
The Department of Statistics (www.stat.ubc.ca)
at the University of British Columbia (www.ubc.ca) and
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (bcchr.ca) invite
applications from outstanding investigators for a full-time
academic position at the rank of Assistant Professor, grant
tenure-track, with an anticipated start date of
July 1, 2018 or January 1, 2019.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics,
or a related field. Candidates must also demonstrate excellence
or potential for excellence in both teaching and research and should
have a strong record of research productivity commensurate with
their experience. The successful candidate will be expected to
develop an independent research program, to engage
in developing and applying statistical methods to biomedical
data arising from clinical trials, data-intense biological
technologies (e.g., medical imaging, metabolomics, proteomics,
genomics), and qualitative surveys, and to catalyze synergies
between investigators within the Department of Statistics and
across the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. As a
faculty member, the successful candidate will also be expected
to participate effectively in the undergraduate, graduate, and
postgraduate teaching activities as well as make academic
The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is home to a
world-class multidisciplinary research team with expertise
spanning pediatric biomedical research, with an emphasis on four
broad themes of activities: Evidence2Innovation (clinical and
community research), Healthy Starts (keeping kids healthy and
out of hospital), Brain and Behaviour, and Childhood Diseases
(including strengths in genetics, diabetes, cancer, and
The Department of Statistics is a leading
centre for statistical science research in North America.
Faculty members excel in both theory and methods research and
collaborative research with domain-area scientists. The
department is home to the Applied Statistics and Data Science
Group, which supports research and training both inside and
outside the department. The department also hosts a vibrant
graduate program, with around 45 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, as
well as growing undergraduate programs, and, co-operatively with
the Computer Science Department, a Master of Data Science and,
with the School of Population and Public Health, a Biostatistics
focus option for the M.Sc. Recent efforts see the department
emerging as a hub for innovation in statistical education.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre
for research and teaching. Surrounded by the beauty of the
Canadian West, UBC embraces bold new ways of thinking that
attract exceptional students and faculty. It is a place where
innovative ideas are nurtured in a globally connected research
community, providing unparalleled opportunities to learn,
discover, and contribute.
The position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae, a
statement of vision for their research program, and a statement
of teaching and training philosophy to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Applicants
should also supply the names of three references and arrange for
these references to submit their letters to email@example.com
by the same deadline.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.
An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices
that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage
applications from members of groups that have been marginalized
on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code,
including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
_expression_, racialization, disability, political belief,
religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a
First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.