Teaching Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States

July 28, 2022

Description

Posting Information

Posting Information

Department Biostatistics - 462001

Posting Open Date 06/16/2022 Application Deadline 07/28/2022 Open Until Filled No Position Type Permanent Faculty Working Title Teaching Assistant Professor Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty Vacancy ID FAC0004086 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent Hours per week 40 FTE 1 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Commensurate with experience Proposed Start Date 10/01/2022

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Department of Biostatistics (BIOS) is internationally recognized as a leader in Biostatistics research and training. It is one of eight departments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the population. This mission is accomplished through the interaction of teaching, research and service. The department is one of the largest, most complex departments on campus. For FY19, Biostatistics, was 4th among all departments and centers across campus in research funding at UNC Chapel Hill and currently has almost 300 employees. The Department operates a $46 million sponsored research budget (FY19), a 1.7-million-dollar state budget, a 1.0-million-dollar F&A budget and spends roughly 3.0 million in trust funds annually. The Department has 55 EHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty members, 74 permanent staff members and 162 temporary employees. The Department has 235 students (184 graduate students and 51 undergraduate students). The Department of Biostatistics is housed in three different locations: administrative and faculty offices, including a suite of offices for graduate students in McGavran-Greenberg Hall; the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) at Carolina Square; and the Carolina Survey Research Laboratory (CSRL) at Bolin Creek Center.

Position Summary

We seek faculty members who can teach a full course load of five (5) graduate- or undergraduate-level classes per year; faculty with less teaching experience will be provided time to ramp up to a full five-class load. We seek faculty who can teach courses in the following areas: probability and statistical inference, linear models, regression, longitudinal data, categorical data, survival data, data science, statistical computing, statistical consulting, and practica. We encourage applications from individuals who have taught in these content areas in either university or non-university settings. A full list of our courses, along with descriptions, can be found at https: // sph.unc.edu/bios/courses/. In addition to teaching, the selected applicants would be expected to advise and mentor students, review products that students are required to complete (e.g., honors theses, master papers/projects, practicum projects, research papers) and participate in other activities and committees that support the work of the department. All of our degree programs are residential, but our faculty/instructors teach core courses for the school-wide online MPH program.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

A master's or doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Demonstrated commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. Experience in the application of biostatistics methods to health science research in diverse settings including academic research centers, pharmaceutical industry, contract research organizations, consulting firms, not-for-profit organizations, or government. Experience teaching students with varying levels of academic preparation and experience. (i.e., potentially undergraduate through doctoral) Demonstrated interest in the use of teaching methods that emphasize and encourage active student engagement and interaction. Experience defining and evaluating competency achievement. Comfort with technology that can be applied to teaching and learning enhancements. Experience overseeing projects, including practicums and master's papers/projects, in diverse settings. Experience and interest in advising and mentoring.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions

Please include your complete curriculum vitae, cover letter, diversity statement, teaching philosophy statement, and names and addresses of three professional references. If you do not have university teaching experience, please discuss in your cover letter how your education/career to date positions you to successfully transition into a teaching role. Please also include the courses that you are interested in teaching. Submit your diversity statement as an “other document” that outlines examples of your past and ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, and that describes how you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings. Stronger statements will include a range of examples of how you have incorporated equity into your work experience to date.

Quick Link https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/233352

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Annette Raines, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone or Email annetteraines@unc.edu Academic Personnel Office Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to facultyrecruitment@unc.edu.

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Other Document
  • List of References
  • Teaching Philosophy/evaluations
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is your highest degree?
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  • JD
  • MLS/MIS
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