Director, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary to be commensurate with experience.
Aug 02, 2021
Oct 01, 2021
Full Time

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Founded in 1765, the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States and prides itself on leadership in biomedical research, medical education, and patient care. Today there are 18 centers and 14 institutes in the School. Since its founding in 1993, the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) has a proud and rich combination of academic activities and service contributions.

CCEB is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program that links clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, having systematically built research and educational programs that have become deeply integrated into the fabric of Penn Medicine, the University and the community. The Center is closely aligned with the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, houses 7 Centers of Excellence and 2 cores that support the institution’s research enterprise.

The Director of the Center directs over 100 senior scholars, over 70 students and trainees, as well as 35 professional and support staff. Its distinguished faculty produce and disseminate scholarship and lead the highly regarded Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology program. Educational activities occur online and on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

The Director will provide strong vision and leadership for the Center and will lead strategic planning and implementation for the continued success of the Center. Applicants for the position of Director must hold a PhD and/or MD degree and qualify for faculty appointment as Associate or Professor level in the Standing Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Candidates should possess dynamic, inclusive leadership skills, administrative expertise, and a clear commitment to excellence in research and education, fostering an inclusive environment, and sponsorship and mentorship of a diverse cadre of students, fellows and faculty. The applicant must have the demonstrated ability to foster strong collaboration among investigators within the Center, as well as with the larger research community on campus, and to promote outreach to the community of researchers.  The candidate should articulate a clear and compelling vision for the future of CCEB, and the role of a center within a highly regarded academic medical center. PSOM seeks candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

All interested applicants are invited to apply for this position online by uploading their curriculum vitae and letter of interest at:, to the attention of Enrique F. Schisterman, PhD, MA, Chair, Search Committee for the Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. First consideration will be given to applications received by September 30, 2021.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/ Women/ Individuals with disabilities/ Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.