Assistant / Associate / Professor in Biostatistics

Beirut (LB)
27 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
27 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the American University of Beirut has ambitious goals to expand its teaching and research programs in biostatistics, epidemiology, and data science and seeks to recruit dynamic scholars to support its Center for Research on Population and Health and its new Master’s in Biostatistics, and PhD in Epidemiology programs.

The Department of Epidemiology and Population Health (EPHD)  is in the process of developing and launching a Master’s Program in Biostatistics and is seeking to recruit TWO tenure-track faculty members to this new program with a doctoral degree in Biostatistics at the ranks of assistant, associate or full professor, according to qualifications. As part of its Graduate Public Health Program (GPHP), FHS offers an MPH program in three concentrations and two MS degrees. The GPHP has been accredited by the US Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) since 2006. The Department currently offers an MS in Epidemiology and hosts an MPH concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and contributes to teaching in undergraduate programs at FHS and public health teaching in the Faculty of Medicine. The Department will also be launching its PhD in Epidemiology in the fall of AY 2018-19. 

Candidates are expected to have a methodological line of biostatistical research evidenced by peer-reviewed published articles in biostatistics journals, and to have experience in collaborative research or the ability to develop collaboration with other biostatisticians, public health or biomedical professionals. Successful candidates should be qualified to mentor MS theses in biostatistics, be proficient in SAS, and qualified to teach courses in the MS biostatistics program. These courses include but are not limited to theoretical foundations of statistics, survival data analysis, regression and ANOVA, generalized linear mixed models and analysis of high-throughput data. Candidates are also expected to contribute to teaching of biostatistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate programs offered at FHS, including the PhD in Epidemiology, as well as to teaching medical biostatistics courses at the Faculty of Medicine. The Department welcomes applicants whose research, teaching, and practice align with the missions of FHS and EPHD:

Interested candidates should submit their applications including a cover letter indicating the position they wish to be considered for, their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referees to Dean Iman Nuwayhid ( copied to Ms. Mona Katul (  Visiting positions at all levels may be considered. Review of applications will start on June 1, 2018 for a starting date of August 15, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled. The American University of Beirut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.