Statistician/Biostatistician Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Job at The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

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  • The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Arlington, TX

Job Description

Posting Number:

F00527P

Position Title:

Statistician/Biostatistician Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty

Department:

Nursing- Graduate

Location:

Arlington

Job Family:

Faculty

Position Status:

Full-time

Rank:

Open-T/TT

Work Hours:

Standard

Open to:

External and Internal

FLSA:

Exempt

Duration:

Funding expected to continue

Pay Basis:

Monthly

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

Job Summary:

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), seeks a statistician/biostatistician for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Graduate Nursing. We welcome applications from innovative scholars with a commitment to outstanding graduate education in statistics/biostatistics and who desire to teach, conduct research for publication in journals, collaborate on research projects and grants, and provide professional statistical guidance and support to faculty and students with research projects and grant activities.

Candidates with an active research program and external funding are strongly desired.Successful candidates will be expected to identify areas giving rise to particular methodological challenges, search the (bio)statistical literature to generate solutions to those challenges, articulate methodological limitations, and propose avenues for methodological innovation.

The candidate will join a nationally recognized team and will collaborate with internal and external investigators in the design and implementation of research studies, interpretation of results, manuscript and presentation preparation, and dissemination of findings. Opportunities for collaboration in conducting research include patient safety, aging, early interventions for children, pain management, community-based interventions for vulnerable populations, cardiovascular health, muscle and bone health disease, and health disparities, among other areas. Collaboration with colleagues in other colleges and departments are common. We foster and support interdisciplinary research and education.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to join a growing faculty and to build our academic and research programs in the college and university. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Graduate Nursing, tenured or tenure-track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time. Benefits at UTA:

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all our employees at the University.

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design studies, determine what data to collect, analyze data, interpret results, and collaborate in writing articles to disseminate research findings.
  • Identify areas giving rise to particular methodological challenges, search the (bio)statistical literature to generate solutions to those challenges, articulate methodological limitations, and propose avenues for methodological innovation.
  • Develops statistical programs for data manipulation and implementation of standard and advanced statistical methodology.
  • Advises and guides all statistical aspects of a research project, collaborates with project leader, principal investigator, other clinical investigators, and external government or industry representatives to affect significant decisions regarding the research project, and to jointly achieve objectives and timelines.
  • Creates timelines for statistical project management.
  • Considers and advises on design options to strengthen research studies.
  • Maximizes data collection protocols.
  • Creates customized data analysis plans and implements best data analyses procedures.
  • Demonstrates excellence in teaching and advising of graduate students in the areas of (bio)statistics.
  • Develops courses that align with expertise and research interests.
  • Performs other tasks including protocol reviews, statistical report generation, and review of statistical literature/research related to research or grant topic.
Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics, or related field with major coursework in statistics.
  • Expertise and advanced training in statistical methods for conducting biomedical or nursing science research.
  • Experience as a lead statistician on research projects that have consistently provided high quality end products and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively on concurrent research projects.
  • Experience writing statistical sections for grant applications.
  • Excellent communication skills with both statistical and non-statistical audiences is vital.
  • Experience working with health-related data, AI, and emerging technologies.
  • Proficient in use of SPSS or similar software, SAS, and Stata.
  • Demonstrated commitment to research, education, and service.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral fellowship training
Department Information:

The College of Nursing and Health Innovation at UTA is the largest public not-for-profit college of nursing, with online and in-person students. The College is committed to the University’s goal of enhancing academic and research excellence, promoting access to education, student success. The College has 500+ full time and part time faculty and has received 3 National League of Nursing Center of Excellence designations, including a new designation in category “Advancing the Science of Nursing Education”. CONHI has accomplished a tremendous expansion of its profile as a research enterprise.

For FY 2022, the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research ranked CONHI #32 in receipt of NIH funding among Schools of Nursing. In FY 2021/2022, CONHI had active research awards totaling nearly $47.1 Million, including multi-year funding, and over forty active research faculty members. The College has ongoing translational research that includes basic sciences, clinical, applied and community studies in areas such as aging, cardiovascular, cardio-oncology, mental health, women’s health, skeletal muscle, patient safety, rural health, health disparities and vulnerable populations. Additional local resources are also available to UTA researchers.

UTA is part of UT Southwestern’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) and participates in a partnership with the Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Statistical Research Data Center that allows approved researchers to access confidential microdata from the Census Bureau and other federal agencies providing a locally available option for accessing restricted versions of datasets available for health studies. University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at . The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact. EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email ADADocs@uta.edu .

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

09/02/2024

Open Date:

05/06/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Special Instructions to Applicant To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

Required Documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Research Interests including current accomplishments and short-term, long-term research goals.
  • Contact information for 3 references
Optional Documents:
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. Kim Siniscalchi at kimberly.siniscalchi@uta.edu

For more information about UTA, please visit: .

Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Part time, Local area, Immediate start, Work visa,

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