Department Chair, Full Professor

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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Organization Type
Department Chair, Full Professor

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Open Date:
Sep 24, 2022
  • Direct Supervisor: College Dean
  • FTE: 100%
  • Appointment Type: Tenure Track
  • Title/Rank: Associate Professor/Full Professor
  • Primary Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the Hudson College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

The successful applicant is expected to provide inclusive leadership and administrative oversight for the Department faculty, staff and students; manage faculty and staff roles and responsibilities; cultivate a diverse, equitable and inclusive climate; create and lead new initiatives for enhancing or expanding educational and research programs that address Department, College and University priorities; maintain and grow a strong mentoring environment for faculty, staff and students; promote teamwork, build relationships and develop alliances both within the Department and with public health and biomedical professionals, agencies and associations in the state, region, and nationally; teach and mentor students at the graduate level; conduct research in one or more fields relevant to the Department's mission; represent and advocate for the Department within the Hudson College of Public Health and University of Oklahoma, with local and government agencies, and with constituent communities.

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology ( is housed within the Hudson College of Public Health, Oklahoma's only CEPH-accredited School of Public Health ( The College offers graduate degree programs with concentrations in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Administration and Policy, Health Promotion Sciences, and Occupational and Environmental Health. We have a rapidly growing undergraduate program in Public Health. The Department comprises 25 full time faculty and approximately 75 graduate students in MPH, MS, and PhD programs. Faculty perform active research in the analysis of longitudinal and other correlated data, survival analysis methods, clinical trials methodologies, Bayesian statistics, survey sampling methods, statistical genetics, high-dimensional data analysis, health disparities, tobacco control, communicable diseases, trauma-related health outcomes, environmental exposures and reproductive outcomes and cancer prevention and control. Annual grant and contract funding exceeds $11 million.

Due to current and future needs, the successful candidate will have the immediate opportunity to recruit Biostatistics and/or Epidemiology faculty to support the implementation of the OUHSC Research Strategic Plan and the growth of undergraduate and online programs.

About the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center:

The OUHSC is the hub of the Oklahoma Health Center, which includes 25 public and private health institutions. Located near the vibrant and growing downtown area of Oklahoma City, it is one of only a few academic medical centers in the nation with seven schools of health in contiguous space (Public Health, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied Health, and Graduate College). Several strategic research centers, institutes and initiatives support advanced research and foster collaboration among researchers from many different disciplines. These include Oklahoma's only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center, the Stephenson Cancer Center, the Oklahoma Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, the Oklahoma Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, and the Oklahoma Center for Geroscience. Oklahoma City is the anchor of a rapidly growing, multicultural metropolitan area with a population of 1.3 million, over 300 days of sunshine annually, very affordable cost of living, excellent schools and a wide array of cultural amenities (

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution. For more Information go to


Required qualifications include a doctorate in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or related field; tenure-eligible at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with an established record of excellence in research, teaching, service and leadership; and administrative experience that demonstrates potential for success as a department chair, including managing individuals and budget oversight. Preferred qualifications include experience working with University leaders and programs to build centralized support services and programs to achieve the educational and research missions of the University; effective communication skills; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; inter-disciplinary research collaboration experience; and prior experience working in a program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Additional Information:

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. The 12-month position carries an administrative supplement for the role of Chairperson. The University offers an attractive benefits package.

Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit an initial application packet that contains: (1) a formal letter of application, specifically addressing how you meet qualifications and can fulfill responsibilities; (2) a full curriculum vitae; and (3) a list of three references, with names, titles, and all contact information. All materials must be submitted electronically as PDF (portable document format) files. If you have questions, contact Mike Anderson, Search Committee Chair,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving an equitable, diverse, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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