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Lecturer: Biostatistics & Epidemiology, School Of Public Health & Health Sciences

Lecturer: Biostatistics & Epidemiology, School Of Public Health & Health Sciences
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Job no: 495444
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty
About UMass 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 19 faculty researchers and lecturers (9 Biostatisticians and 10 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, 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.
Job Description:
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 doctoral level biostatisticians or epidemiologists, or equivalent, with demonstrated expertise in teaching introductory and intermediate biostatistics and epidemiology. Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Courses may include an undergraduate-level capstone course, graduate-level introductory biostatistics, 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:
+ Terminal degree (e.g., PhD, ScD) 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.
Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should apply by submitting their curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and the names of three references. The application review process will begin October 22, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. The earliest anticipated start date is January 22, 2019.
For questions concerning the search process, please contact Ms. Deborah Osowski, Biostatistics Search Committee, 415 Arnold House, 715 North Pleasant Street, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003-9304; phone: (413)-545-4603; email: dosowski@schoolph.umass.edu
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Sep 12 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
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