Assistant Professor - Biostatistics

POSITION: Assistant Professor with expertise in Biostatistics (nine-month, tenure-track position) within the Department of Public Health. This appointment begins no sooner than August 1, 2022. Minority and historically under-represented applicants are encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Earned doctoral degree in biostatistics or closely related field; published research in refereed journals; demonstrated potential for or track record of obtaining extramural funding for research, consistent with rank; accomplishments relevant to discipline and commensurate with graduation date and/or rank; desire to collaborate within the department and beyond; and effective interpersonal & communication skills. 

Desired: Earned doctoral and/or MPH degrees from a school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH); work experience in public health practice; university teaching in the following areas pertaining to quantitative methods: introductory and advanced biostatistics; epidemiologic methods; regression analyses; and/or experience teaching in SPSS, SAS, and/or R.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Establish and maintain an independent, extramurally funded research program that results in refereed journal publications. Teach primarily graduate courses in biostatistics, quantitative methods, and other public health undergraduate and graduate courses, as appropriate. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees to advance the Department of Public Health. Advise primarily graduate students and direct doctoral dissertations upon approval. Engage in collaborative activities and professional service to the department, college, university and discipline, as appropriate.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Public Health is one of eight departments within the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Our MPH is in its 50th year of CEPH accreditation. Ours is a growing department, providing public health training and education at the MPH and doctoral levels, with an expanding undergraduate presence. We have a history of strong and positive relationships with local public health organizations and workforce, the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Since 2011, we have had a formal agreement with the Knox County Health Department, establishing the first Academic Health Department (AHD) in the state of Tennessee. The AHD focuses on practice-based research, student education, practice-informed teaching, and workforce development. Our MPH degree offers concentrations in Community Health Education, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, and Veterinary Public Health. The new MPH Distance Education program includes concentrations in Community Health Education and Veterinary Public Health. We also have dual MPH degrees with Master of Science in Nutrition and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. The UTK Public Health department also offers an undergraduate minor, and a PhD in Public Health Sciences with a methods-focused core curriculum allowing for flexibility in focus through the cognate options. Our faculty are active scholars and recognized for their significant contributions to the field of public health. Our staff are experienced and helpful. Our students are diverse in their backgrounds and interests. As a department, we hold strong commitments to diversity, inclusion, and equity and strive to infuse and advance inclusion and equity into our curriculum, professional development opportunities, and day-to-day business operations.


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is the state’s flagship university, a premier public research (R1) institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, UTK is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university. The university intends that its graduates will promote the values and institutions of representative democracy and be prepared to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility. Visit for detailed information. 

Knoxville is situated in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cumberland Plateau, areas of great beauty and among the most bio-diverse in the U.S. Knoxville is a city of 200,000, offering many amenities of urban life. Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants, and shopping. Trip Advisor recently named Knoxville a Top Ten Destination on the Rise. Knoxville is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, and Nashville.


Application review will begin on September 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

Interested applicants should submit the following in a single PDF document to   

  • cover letter addressing the required qualifications,  

  • curriculum vita, 

  • research statement,  

  • teaching philosophy statement 

  • diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, and  

  • names and contact information for three references.   

Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to:  Kristina Kintziger, PhD, MPH, 1914 Andy Holt Avenue, HPER 375, Knoxville, TN  37996; (865) 974-1108;

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by+ federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.