Open Rank Professor

The Department of Biostatistics within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) is a leading center of excellence for the development and application of statistical methods and theory in health sciences. It has longstanding partnerships with many local research institutes and with the Department of Statistics, with which it shares core courses in its rigorous training programs. More information can be found at


The Department of Biostatistics invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Professor (with tenure), Associate Professor (with tenure) or Assistant Professor (tenure-track). This is a full time (100% FTE), 12-month service period position with anticipated start in Fall 2022. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The successful candidates will be expected to:


  1. maintain an established high-impact statistical research program supported by external grants; 
  2. participate in collaborative research with members of the Department, its partners and/or the greater scientific community; 
  3. provide educational leadership in the Department’s teaching program, including formal classroom teaching and mentoring of student research, with emphasis on innovative pedagogy and attention to equity, diversity and inclusion; 
  4. contribute to the departmental community by engaging in seminars and other departmental outreach activities, including in serving on key committees; 
  5. actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the Department and the field of biostatistics; 
  6. play an active role in Department, School and/or University governance and leadership. 


QUALIFICATIONS. Candidates must have a PhD or DSc (or foreign equivalent) in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field. It is critical that they also have an established record of high-quality research, teaching, and independent funding.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. All applicants are asked to submit:

  1. a cover letter describing what they see as their future potential contribution (e.g., scientific leadership, pedagogy, diversity) to the discipline and Department; 
  2. an up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing publication, teaching and funding history; 
  3. a statement describing demonstrated commitment and activity in support of diversity, equity and inclusion; 
  4. contact information for three (3) references. 


This institution is using Interfolio to conduct this search. Applicants can submit all application materials free of charge via Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2022 (revised from original date of December 1, 2021). Applicants who submit all required documents by January 17, 2022 are guaranteed full consideration. Applications received after January 17, 2022 will be reviewed on a weekly basis at the discretion of the search committee until the position is filled or the search is closed.


CONTACT INFORMATION. For questions, please contact Ashneel Reddy at


COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY. The Department recognizes that health disparities stem from inequity, and encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty, and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, geography, spiritual practice, mental and physical disability, and age. It strives to develop and maintain increased representation and recognition of each dimension of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The department has an active Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee. A summary of the mission and the activities of that committee can be found online (


The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profiles and responsibilities (


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.