Open Rank Faculty Position- Biostatistician

School of Medicine
21002515 Requisition #

 Open Rank Faculty Position - Biostatistician
 Department of Population Health Sciences

   Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
   University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio)

The Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS) under the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) invites applications for two experienced, doctorate-level faculty biostatistician Open Rank Professors. Hiring track (Tenure or Non-Tenure) to be determined based on the experience and potential. 

The PHS department is the home to diverse data science faculty from biostatistics, bioinformatics, and clinical informatics who collaborate across disciplinary boundaries towards the shared mission of bringing people and information together to improve health for all through innovation, data-driven discovery, and transdisciplinary education. Research interests of the faculty include translational science, clinical- and population-based investigation, the application of epidemiological and biostatistical principles to clinical problem solving, formulation of health policy, and new analytic methods for adaptive clinical trial design, health equity/disparity, analysis of electronic health record data, bioinformatics, and deep neural networks.

Research opportunities are available within medical, nursing, and dental fields as well as other health sciences. For candidates interested in cancer research, there are research opportunities with the Mays Cancer Center, one of four NCI-designated Cancer Centers in Texas and the only NCI designated center in South Texas. UT Health is also a leader in aging research with the newly funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Claude Pepper San Antonio Older Americans Independence Center.  The Department also has strong research and educational collaborations with the new partner School of Public Health enrolling in 2024.

Requirements:  Candidates for this position must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent in Biostatistics, Statistics or related field
  • Expertise in related to causal inference, health equity/disparity methods for large healthcare databases, statistical genomics applied to clinical outcomes, or clinical trial design
  • Evidence of independent and collaborative research potential and a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Teaching experience
  • Proven ability to communicate and lead across quantitative and biomedical fields
  • Preference will be given to a candidate with experience in adaptive clinical trials, health disparity analysis, causal inference, development of dynamic treatment algorithms, and electronic health data.

Salary/Benefits:  UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package and competitive salary, and the San Antonio area provides an outstanding quality of life, along with a favorable cost of living.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application of materials consist of an online application at to include a letter describing qualifications and interests, a curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three professional references.

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.


Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.

Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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