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Position: Online Lecturer - Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department: School of Public Health & Health Sciences
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Duties: The successful candidate will join the faculty in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and will teach all courses 100% online. Responsibilities include teaching 8 courses per year, 4 courses in each of the fall and spring semesters. Tentatively, the class schedule will most likely include the following courses. Fall terms: Introduction to Biostatistics. Principles of Epidemiology. Public Health Informatics. Health Analytics Certificate course (to be developed). Spring terms: Introduction to Biostatistics. Principles of Epidemiology. Health Analytics Certificate course (to be developed). Health Analytics Certificate course (to be developed)
Requirements: Terminal degree (PhD, ScD, D.Ph.) in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health or related field. Strong Evidence of prior Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health or related field. Prior collaborative experience in working with health care systems data. Advanced proficiency in SAS and R software. Online teaching experience
   
Text: Online Lecturer in Biostatistics & Epidemiology, School of Public Health & Health Sciences R143990 Category: Faculty (Non-tenure - Academic Year/9 months) Department: Biostatistics and Epidemiology Locations: Amherst, MA Posted: Feb 08, '18 Type: Exempt Share 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 world-renowned Department of B iostatistics & Epidemiology is one of six departments in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences (SPHHS). The department has 13 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 4 full-time lecturers, a full-time undergraduate adviser, approximately 720 undergraduate majors and 45 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Its research and instructional activities are organized into the areas of Physical Activity & Health, Motor Systems, and Physiology. Our mission is to generate new knowledge and educate society as to the scientific principles that underlie the role of movement in attaining optimal human health and well being. Job Description: The Biostatistics and Epidemiology department in SPHHS is seeking applicants for a campus based, online Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. This is a one year, renewable, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position. The successful candidate will join the faculty in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and will teach all courses 100% online. Responsibilities include teaching 8 courses per year, 4 courses in each of the fall and spring semesters. Tentatively, the class schedule will most likely include the following courses: Fall terms : Introduction to Biostatistics Principles of Epidemiology Public Health Informatics Health Analytics Certificate course (to be developed) Spring terms : Introduction to Biostatistics Principles of Epidemiology Health Analytics Certificate course (to be developed) Health Analytics Certificate course (to be developed) In addition to teaching, this faculty will also provide service to the department. Service responsibilities will include assisting the Continuing and Professional Education Program Director and Academic Director in building and expanding SPHHS online programs. Duties may also include serving on new faculty search committees, new course and new program development, and serving as a member of the Online Public Health Practice Degree Program Advisory Committee. Requirements: Candidates must have: Required Terminal degree (PhD, ScD, D.Ph.) in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health or related field Strong Evidence of prior Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health or related field Prior collaborative experience in working with health care systems data Advanced proficiency in SAS and R software Online teaching experience Excellent verbal and written communication skills Additional Information: The University offers competitive salaries with attractive benefits. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. 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. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career. Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin March 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Required application materials include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references. All materials must be submitted through Interview Exchange.
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