Department Chair and Rollins Professor - Biostatistics and Bioinformatics - Rollins School of Public Health

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Biostatistics
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
Cover letter, Letter of Interest

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The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University announces a search for a dynamic leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (BIOS; sph.emory.edu/departments/bios). Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related discipline; a prominent record of academic research, scholarship, service, and teaching; a demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding; dedication to faculty career development and to training the next generation of biostatistics and bioinformatics students; and strong advocacy for methodological and collaborative research. Candidates should understand trends in the field, have a demonstrated ability to foster creativity and innovation, and have proven leadership and management abilities in a fast-paced environment. The committee will accept applications from candidates with an established record that merits appointment as a tenured full professor. The Department Chair position is supported by an endowed Rollins chair.


The Department includes 35 primary faculty members currently supported by a wide range of external funding as principal investigators, core directors, and co-investigators. Faculty investigators are engaged in a diverse range of research areas including survival analysis, spatial statistics, bioinformatics, imaging, statistical genetics, measurement error, machine learning, causal inference, and clinical trials. Faculty members also engage in statistical modeling in neurodegenerative diseases, infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, renal failure, and other chronic diseases, as well as environmental and mental health. There is a strong tradition of collaboration between BIOS faculty and faculty from other departments in RSPH and the School of Medicine, Woodruff School of Nursing, the College of Arts and Sciences, Laney Graduate School, and Winship Cancer Institute.


The Department has approximately 100 masters and 40 doctoral students. The Department is home to the Center for Biomedical Imaging Statistics, and biostatistical cores for the Winship Cancer Institute, the Emory Center for AIDS Research, and the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance. Research and training collaborations occur between the Department and a host of local, national, and global institutions, including the Georgia Department of Public Health, CDC, VA, NIH, the National Academies, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Health Organization.


RSPH employs nearly 200 faculty members and enrolls over 1300 graduate students in its MPH, MSPH and doctoral programs. RSPH is growing, ranked 5th by US News and World Report, and is currently launching construction of a third building that will bring total space to 500,000 square feet. The School is located on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia, and is adjacent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory’s Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and a number of laboratory and clinical facilities. Emory is a major research university and a member of the Association of American Universities. Its endowment is among the largest of US universities. Emory University enrolls over 15,000 students, approximately half in undergraduate programs and half in graduate and professional programs, taught by 3,293 faculty.


Emory University is committed to Inclusion and equity in the recruitment and retention of faculty. The university diligently supports the training of historically underrepresented and underserved communities. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applicants should include a letter indicating their interest accompanied by a curriculum vitae.

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