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Assistant Professor - Biostatistics

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor - Biostatistics.

Position Details
Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division School of Health Professions
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date April 30, 2022

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should include:

  • Cover letter summarizing academic preparation and professional experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts of all graduate level coursework
  • List of three (3) academic and/or professional references (no letters required)  

To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be submitted by January 8th, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Job Summary 
This nine-month, tenure-track position requires teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics emphasis area, especially Biostatistics. Development of a programmatic line of research leading to refereed publication and participation in program, school, university and community activities are required.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  1. Teaches undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of courses in Biostatistics.  Teaching includes preparation of course materials such as syllabi, course content, homework assignments, and handouts; evaluation and grading of students’ class work, assignments, and papers; maintaining student attendance records, grades, and other required records; and holding regularly scheduled office hours in order to assist students.
  2. Provides academic advisement and faculty mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Pursues research and scholarly activity designed to result in peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, and external funding.
  4. Participates in service at a variety of levels, including program, school, college, university and community service.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications 
  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) at the time of appointment in Biostatistics or a related discipline.
    • ABD applicants will be considered as long as doctorate is conferred by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated line of scholarly inquiry evidenced by submission of peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, and/or grant submissions and awards.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Specialized knowledge in the field of biostatistics as demonstrated by graduate level coursework or professional experience is required.
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as SAS, R, or SPSS.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on interdisciplinary teams.
Preferred Qualifications  
  • Research, teaching, and/or service activity that demonstrates commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Experience teaching in both online and traditional classroom environments.
  • Professional work experience using biostatistics in a public health or healthcare setting.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


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