Department Chair, Biostatistics and Health Data Science

Indiana University
United States IN Indianapolis
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Description

Indiana University School of Medicine, a national leader in research, education and clinical care, is seeking a visionary leader for Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Health Data Science.

The Department of Biostatistics and Health Data Science within the Indiana University School of Medicine, in close partnership with the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, conducts collaborative education and research programs to improve health for Indiana and the world. The Department is currently ranked 12th in NIH funding among Biostatistics Departments and provides an outstanding educational environment that prepares learners to become biostatisticians and data scientists skilled in solving real-world problems.

The Department of Biostatistics and Health Data Science conduct research in aging, biomedical informatics, cancer, cardiology, dentistry, endocrinology, gastroenterology and hepatology, geriatrics, internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, nursing, veteran’s affairs, pediatrics, and many other disciplines. These collaborative research pursuits with investigators throughout the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Regenstrief Institute, other Indiana University partners and across the world. Further, they have served as primary investigators on global AIDS studies, such as the International epidemiology Database to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA), and been lead authors on manuscripts on a broad range of biomedical fields including independently funded methodological research. Faculty research covers traditional areas of focus such as longitudinal modeling, survival analysis and missing data problems, along with newer areas such as adaptive clinical trials, bioinformatics and analysis of medical imaging data, with increasing expertise in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science. The department is also known for innovative methodology that improves the design and analysis of research studies.

This position is ideal for a transformational leader who can build on existing strengths in Biostatistics and Health Data Science to develop new programs. Minimum qualifications include an MD, PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent, an extramurally funded research program, and academic credentials for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. The individual selected for this position must be a highly accomplished researcher and principled leader with exceptional communication, interpersonal and change management skills, and a strong commitment to upholding our core values--including promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply for this leadership opportunity, visit: indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10525. Please include (1) a letter of interest including key leadership experiences and (2) a curriculum vitae. The priority review deadline is April 19, 2021.

IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners on nine campuses across the state. Its diverse faculty is made up of 2,700 full-time members and 3,200 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IUSM is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana. For the fourth straight year, Indiana University School of Medicine set a school record for research funding received from the National Institutes of Health as school scientists and physicians were awarded over $189 million in NIH research funding in the 2019 federal fiscal year—about $40 million more than the school record from the previous year. The school’s NIH funding increased more than $80 million, or 70 percent, over the last four years, propelling Indiana University School of Medicine to 14th out of 92 public medical schools that receive NIH funding and 28th out of 145 medical schools overall–demonstrating national leadership in critical fields like Alzheimer’s disease and pediatrics.

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health seeks to create a healthier state, nation and world by improving strategies to prevent illness, disability and injury, and by improving how health care services are delivered. Founded in 2012, FSPH has grown its small departmental research portfolio, with six awards totaling less than $200k, to a robust school portfolio of more than 50 awards exceeding $13m in total value. The school has a robust research portfolio that includes projects that develop and leverage electronic health records as well as large registries for population health research, global health studies that seek to find solutions to environmental and health delivery challenges, and cutting-edge research to address the social determinants of health and disparities in care delivery as well as outcomes. Academic programs at FSPH, which includes a BS in Health Data Science, MS in Biostatistics, and PhD in Biostatistics, are fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) as well as the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), the only U.S. school of public health to have that distinction.

Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years.
For additional information on life in Indy: faculty.medicine.iu.edu/relocation/

IU School of Medicine is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IU School of Medicine strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.

IU School of Medicine provides dual career services to assist new faculty with their personal or family’s relocation needs.


Qualifications

This position is ideal for a transformational leader who can build on existing strengths in Biostatistics and Health Data Science to develop new programs. Minimum qualifications include an MD, PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent, an extramurally funded research program, and academic credentials for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. The individual selected for this position must be a highly accomplished researcher and principled leader with exceptional communication, interpersonal and change management skills, and a strong commitment to upholding our core values--including promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

To apply for this leadership opportunity, visit: indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10525. Please include (1) a letter of interest including key leadership experiences and (2) a curriculum vitae. The priority review deadline is April 19, 2021.



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