Open-Rank Professor of Biostatistics - UCLA


Applications are invited for an Open Rank tenure-track/tenured faculty position in the Department of Biostatistics in the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health ( We seek an excellent candidate with a strong track record or evidence of outstanding potential for biostatistical methodology research, obtaining external funding, and teaching and contributing to our commitment to diversity and excellence. We are looking for expertise in the broad areas of statistical data science, with applications to diverse areas including, but not limited to, electronic health records; impact of climate change on health; medical imaging; mHealth (mobile health); omics; personalized medicine; and public health.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The Fielding School of Public Health is located on the main UCLA campus in direct proximity to the other health sciences schools (Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing), several professional schools, and the College of Letters and Science. The UCLA Department of Biostatistics has a strong history of and commitment to interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related quantitative field, show evidence of excellence or outstanding potential in teaching and training of doctoral students, a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, and a demonstrated commitment to applications in the health sciences. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.


Open date: October 15th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application) - Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related quantitative field.

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional - Submit one or two manuscripts or articles representing your most important work. (Optional)

Reference requirements - 3-5 letters of reference required

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