The School of Public Health (SPH) at the University of Minnesota seeks a visionary and strategic leader to serve as Division Head of Biostatistics and oversee a highly ranked program with a dynamic, diverse, and welcoming group of faculty, staff, and students. To be appointed at the rank of Full Professor, the Division Head will be a well-established researcher with knowledge and understanding of methodological and collaborative research, a demonstrated capacity to secure external research funding, dedication to mentoring of faculty and staff with diverse areas of expertise, and will possess the leadership skills to further strengthen and develop our successful research and teaching programs while cultivating new ideas and partnerships within and across disciplines in the School, University, and broader community.
Reporting to the Dean of the School of Public Health, the Division Head will:
Serve as the chief leader and faculty administrator of the Division.
Develop mission plans and strategies for the Division in conjunction with an executive faculty team composed of selected biostatistics faculty.
Serve as a member of the SPH Leadership Team composed of the dean, division heads, associate deans and administrative officers. As such, the Division Head plays an important and responsible role in the success of the entire school.
Strengthen a collegial and collaborative culture that is inclusive, diverse, and supportive for faculty, staff, and students;
Recruit and provide exceptional mentoring to excellent faculty from diverse backgrounds;
Work collaboratively with SPH leadership to supervise, prepare, implement and monitor the Division budget, that encompasses all funding sources and ensures compliance with grant, legislative, and institutional guidelines as well as effective management of Division resources;
Advance and contribute to the Division’s diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service;
Support, expand, and develop collaborations with community, industry, and government partners;
Seek philanthropic opportunities and partnerships with the support of the SPH Advancement and Communication teams.
The School of Public Health is committed to supporting an inclusive community and holistically assesses the qualifications of each applicant. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds, and experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success. Because the SPH and the Division seek to increase the diversity of its faculty, we particularly welcome applicants from groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including racial/ethnic groups and/or LGBTQIA.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
· Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave · Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans · Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts · Excellent retirement plans with employer match · Disability and employer paid life insurance · Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums · Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition · Student loan forgiveness opportunity · Opportunities for growth and promotion · Employee Assistance Program
Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or ScD in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a closely related field and credentials commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor in the Division and School. They should have a nationally recognized record of scholarship and contributions to the field, including securing funding; demonstrated excellence in mentorship, leadership, and management; and experience in teaching and/or mentoring in a diverse academic environment.
Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who is committed to advancing the science of biostatistics and its applications in public health and medicine. We seek a candidate who can articulate a vision for enhancing the research and educational missions of the Division nationally and internationally, and who has the knowledge, skills, and managerial experience needed for guiding our organization.
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