Lecturer - Epidemiology
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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Categories: Faculty, School of Public Health & Health Sciences
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked
public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate
and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the
scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural
environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition,
the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College,
Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to
the intellectual energy of the region.
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the School of Public
Health & Health Sciences is looking for a full-time Lecturer of Epidemiology.
This benefitted, academic year position is for an initial 2-year appointment
with potential for future re-appointment.
This position will consist of course instruction for graduate and
undergraduate courses in epidemiology and public health including PUBHLTH224
Epidemiology in Public Health, PUBHLTH 494CI Capstone in Public Health, EPI630
Principles of Epidemiology, EPI892a Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology and
selected electives, the latter determined in consultation with our Curriculum
Committee and Chair. Additional tasks include MPH EPI Project Coordinator and
EPI Practicum Coordinator. Additional position responsibilities will include
advising masters and doctoral students enrolled in the MS, MPH, and PHD
programs, service on student thesis and dissertation committees, membership on
department committees, and school-wide service.
PhD Degree in Epidemiology or equivalent degree.
Evidence of college level or university level teaching experience.
Demonstrated experience in teaching introductory epidemiology at the
undergraduate and graduate levels.
Record of success in modern pedagogical approaches (e.g. flipped
classroom, experiential learning, team-based learning).
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Potential for fostering equity and inclusion
The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits
package. Details on benefits can be found at
https: // www. umass.edu/humres/benefits-0. This position is in the MSP/MTA
Typical Office Environment
M-F 40 hours a week; Academic Year
Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically via
the UMass careers site:
Cover letter that addresses their teaching interests and how they have
promoted diversity and inclusivity in their teaching
Contact information for three professional references
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: Oct 7 2021 Eastern Daylight Time