Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Professor

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) – Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health (SPH) seeks candidates with strong training in statistics/biostatistics, or related areas, as well as excellent teaching and collaborative skills. This 12-month position will be at assistant professor level and the faculty member will primarily teach graduate level core biostatistics courses (1-2 per term), develop and teach elective biostatistics courses in a substantive topic, advise and mentor graduate students, as well as engage in scholarly activities and contribute to the shared governance of the School. The faculty member will also have the opportunity to develop a research program with a mixture of collaborative and independent research and/or participate in the Biostatistics & Design Program, OHSU’s core resource for biostatistics collaboration.

This position reports to (supervisor): Richard Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the incoming faculty will be part of the Biostatistics group within the SPH.

Function/Duties of Position

  1. Teach biostatistics courses at the masters and doctorate level within the School of Public Health
  2. Develop and teach an elective course in a substantive area of biostatistics that is consistent with the applicant’s expertise
  3. Advise and mentor graduate students
  4. Engage in scholarly and research activities
  5. Attend faculty meetings and advance the strategic goals of SPH and OHSU, contribute to the shared governance of the SPH, and engage in collegial activities in support of the SPH and OHSU’s mission.

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD or equivalent degree in statistics, biostatistics or related discipline by the position start date.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences
  • Commitment to educational equity and promotion of diversity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching graduate level courses in biostatistics or related topic areas
  • Experience with online teaching, including online curriculum development and assessment
  • Experience providing mentoring and/or advising graduate students
  • Experience in collaborative biostatistics research and/or interest in conducting independently-funded research

Additional Details

Apply for this job here. Interested applicants should submit electronically:

(i) cover letter

(ii) curriculum vitae

(iii) teaching statement (including teaching approach, philosophy and experience)

(iv) research statement (including interests, progress and goals) and

(v) Names and contact information of three references. Finalists will be asked to supply reference letters.


Review of applicants will begin in mid-June and continue until the position is filled.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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