The Department of Biostatistics of New York University’s (NYU) School of Global Public Health (GPH) is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position to begin in Fall 2022.  We seek candidates of exceptional potential and emerging scholarship who can contribute to the academic and research enterprise of NYU. The Department of Biostatistics offers MPH and MS degrees, and a PhD within the GPH PhD program in Public Health.  The department also participates in the school-wide, newly-launched DrPH degree.  The Department is interested in recruiting an outstanding faculty member who can strengthen and contribute to our programs of research and our course offerings. We are strongly committed to promoting diversity and supporting students, staff and faculty from underrepresented backgrounds.  Please see our website for more information:

Diversity & Inclusion Statement  

At NYU we are committed to inclusive excellence.  Inclusion is foundational to scholarly excellence and critical to developing pathways to training for students traditionally underrepresented in the academy and/or particular disciplines. The diversity and inclusion statement offers each applicant the opportunity to highlight their past, present, and future contributions to creating inclusive excellence.

We recognize that local contexts vary across departments and disciplines and that contributions to diversity and inclusion may take many forms.  Efforts to cultivate inclusive excellence might include, for example, creating opportunities for students, faculty, and staff traditionally underrepresented in the U.S. academy and/or particular disciplines; public or primary school outreach (particularly to underserved communities); contributions to the diversity of thought and perspective; efforts to increase inclusion and equity at the university or in the local community; as well as one’s own life experience.

Below are a few examples of contributions to inclusion that might be developed in a diversity & inclusion statement.  These are by no means exhaustive.  Your statement might expand on how you have gone about:

Fostering inclusion and building pathways in your discipline by

  • Creating an inclusive and accessible classroom/course (including developing your skills for so doing)
  • Working with campus organizations that support underrepresented, first-generation, differently-abled or non-traditional undergraduate or graduate students
  • Developing discipline or area-specific pathways to majors for such students (e.g., Women in Science)
  • Mentoring individual students, faculty or staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Training international students or mentoring faculty from developing countries
  • Working with your national scholarly organization on diversity, inclusion or equity issues, or
  • Broadening the influence of your work for the public and enhancing underserved communities by
  • Participating in K-12 classroom, museums, or other afterschool programming aimed at fostering general education, excitement, and possibility (particularly in underserved populations)
  • Providing apprenticeships and internships for pre-college students
  • Participating in prison education or other adult education programs that serve under-resourced populations
  • Developing educational programming thru the media or social media
  • Bringing results of research back to local or international communities
  • Participating as a ‘public intellectual’ on timely issues
  • Engaging in community activities around education, social justice, equity, and inclusion.


The candidate must meet the following requirements: (1) doctoral degree or equivalent in Biostatistics or Statistics or related field; (2) strong and emerging record of scholarly achievement; and (3) and experience in teaching or mentoring graduate or undergraduate students.

Candidates also are expected to have strong records of high quality scholarship and to have or develop active, externally-funded research programs; and a research agenda that is congruent with GPH priorities.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following via Interfolio (

  • Cover letter addressing candidate’s qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3 recent publications
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A Diversity and Inclusion Statement

For further information, please contact: Department Chair, Rebecca Betensky at

Review of applications will continue until positions are filled.