Applied Statistics, Biometrics/biostatistics, Computer systems analysis/Programming
The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology in School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (www.umass.edu/sphhs/) is seeking applicants for a Lecturer to work with a dynamic and engaged faculty. Successful applicants will be master’s level biostatisticians or epidemiologists, or equivalent, with demonstrated expertise in teaching introductory public health, biostatistics, or epidemiology. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses which may include an undergraduate-level capstone course, introduction to epidemiology and selected electives, the latter determined in consultation with our Curriculum Committee. Additional position responsibilities will include student advising, university service, and professional development.
Candidates for this position must meet the following minimum requirements:
Master’s degree (e.g., MPH, MS) in biostatistics, epidemiology, or closely related field of study;
Evidence of college level or university level teaching experience (or strong potential);
Record of success in modern pedagogical approaches (e.g. flipped classroom, experiential learning, team-based learning);
Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
Preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in R, SAS, and/or Stata.
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students or colleagues with broad, diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.
Internal Number: 503599
About University of Massachusetts Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally-ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network. The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to major metropolitan areas. University employees enjoy excellent benefits and opportunities for career development.
The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is one of six departments in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences. We are a highly collaborative group of 22 faculty researchers and lecturers (11 Biostatisticians and 11 Epidemiologists) who are active in research in a variety of areas. In biostatistics, this includes Bayesian methods, methods for high-dimensional data, biomarker discovery, population genetics, bioinformatics, clinical trials, time-series analysis, missing data, survey sampling, ...causal inference and survival analysis. In epidemiology, this includes cancer etiology, community-based research, women’s health issues, physical activity, nutrition, and biomarkers. Department members collaborate extensively with faculty from other departments across campus, the University’s Medical School, and Baystate Medical Center. Additionally, active collaborations exist between biostatistics faculty and the UN, WHO, CDC, and other governmental agencies and academic institutions in the US and internationally. The Department is also actively engaged in its teaching mission. We teach approximately 50 courses a year, to approximately 500 undergraduate majors in public health, 35 graduate students in biostatistics, and 40 graduate students in epidemiology.
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