Tenure-Track Biostatistician Position at Queen’s University

The Department of Public Health Sciences in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track Biostatistician at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a preferred starting date of 1 July 2020.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biostatistics or equivalent, completed by the start date of the appointment.  They will be expected to: 1) have strong training in the application of statistical methods to epidemiology, clinical research and/or public health; 2) demonstrate a strong interest and aptitude for teaching; 3) lead an externally funded (eg. CIHR, NSERC) program of research; and 4) demonstrate a commitment to working collaboratively with students and colleagues in the Department and the University.

The Department of Public Health Sciences offers 4 graduate teaching programs: a Master of Public Health, a Master of Science in Epidemiology, a Master of Science in Biostatistics and a Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences, including a specialization in Biostatistics, and contributes to undergraduate teaching in the Life Sciences and the Bachelor of Health Sciences programs.  The Department has strong programs of research in biostatistics, clinical trials, epidemiology, health services research and public health.  There are many opportunities for collaboration within the department and many academic units across the University.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University invites applications from all qualified individuals.  Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”, OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”.   Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship/permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications)
  • a statement of current and future research plans;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Lee Watkins at lmw@queensu.ca

The deadline for applications is 30 September 2019.  Applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Duncan Hunter
Department of Public Health Sciences
210 Carruthers Hall
62 Fifth Field Company Lane
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application packages electronically as PDFs to Dr. Hunter at lmw@queensu.ca.  Review of applications will begin in October and continue until the position is filled.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Lee Watkins (lmw@queensu.ca) in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Room 208 Carruthers Hall, (613) 533-6000, extension 77095.

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective agreement and at https://qufa.ca/.

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