Open Rank Faculty Position in Biostatistics

General Information:

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan is seeking applicants for an open rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) faculty position, expected to start at the beginning of the Fall semester, 2022. A particular focus of the position is on candidates who have interests in large-scale statistical genetics and genomics that include, but are not limited to, developing methods for statistical genetics, population genetics, single-cell genomics, spatial transcriptomics, multi-omics, and biobank data analysis. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in biostatistics, statistics, genetics, data science, computer science, bioinformatics, or other related quantitative discipline. Excellent candidates for the position with related research focus will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. 

Department Information:

The Department of Biostatistics currently has 43 primary faculty members and 230 full-time Ph.D. and Master’s students. The Department is involved in cutting edge methodological research and scientific investigation in many areas of public health and biomedical research. The Department has close ties with the Department of Statistics, the Institute for Social Research, the Medical School, the Michigan Institute for Data Science, the Institute of Health Policy and Innovation, the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, and other research groups across campus. In addition, the Center for Statistical Genetics within the department includes faculty and students from around the campus and is home to the NHGRI-funded University of Michigan Genome Science Training Program. 

The University of Michigan offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Ann Arbor is a progressive city of about 120,000 year-round residents and approximately 44,000 students, with excellent schools and a wide variety of sporting and musical activities. It is rated very highly in national surveys for its quality of life and has the amenities of a city many times its size.

The University of Michigan is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and minorities are welcomed and strongly encouraged. 


We will begin reviewing applications on Sept. 15, 2021 and will continue to consider applications received after this date until the position is filled. Interested applicants should visit to apply. If you do not already have an account, you can easily set up a University of Michigan Friend account. Once this step is completed, please submit your application. Applicants will be asked to upload a CV, a statement of research interest, a statement of teaching interest, the names of three references, and academic transcripts from the graduate school (if a recent graduate). 

Questions or Concerns: Please contact the University of Michigan Department of Biostatistics at for inquiries related to the position.

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