Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites applications for the Frank Hurley and Catharine Dorrier Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics. The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of academic and research accomplishments, demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities, and a compelling vision for the Department.

Johns Hopkins Biostatistics is the oldest department of its kind in the world and whose faculty and students deeply value the culture of collaborative and open research that has been integral to its success. U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the Department as co-#1 among biostatistics programs. The Department conducts research at the interface of biostatistical theory, methodology and practice, data science, and the sciences concerning the promotion of health, etiology of disease, and treatment of adverse conditions. It educates the next generation of biostatisticians, public health professionals, and scientists—at Johns Hopkins and, increasingly, throughout the world via open online platforms. Biostatistics faculty partner closely with investigators throughout the Bloomberg School and the University to fulfill the School’s mission. The Department is home to 47 primarily-appointed faculty members, 48 PhD students, 42 masters students, 17 postdoctoral fellows, and approximately 20 staff.

The Department is one of 10 academic departments at the Bloomberg School, which are together home to more than 870 full-time faculty and 3,600 graduate-level students. The School has been ranked the #1 school of public health by U.S. News & World Report since rankings began in 1994. The main campus of the School is located on the medical campus in East Baltimore. Both the East Baltimore campus and the broader University support a collaborative and highly interactive environment with a superb research infrastructure, including access to high performance computing environments and partnership with the University’s precision medicine initiative.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, military status, immigration status, or other legally protected characteristics. The University is committed to providing individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits, and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance, and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

Applications should include 1) curriculum vitae; 2) statement of vision for the future of departmental research, teaching, and leadership; and 3) statement of demonstrated commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, anti-racism, and equity (IDARE) in scholarship, teaching, policy, and practice, and ways to continue to promote and advance these principles in their leadership of the Department. Review of candidates will begin in early October 2022. Please direct all questions about this search to Susan Williams, Administrative Specialist, at   

Applications should be submitted to