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Lecturer of Biostatistics & Epidemiology

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Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty

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.


Job Description:

The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology in School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ( 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.


Additional Information:

Appointment Period: This is a 2-year position, renewable contingent on performance and funding.

Salary Indicator:  Annual, commensurate with experience


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 December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The earliest anticipated start date is January 21, 2020.


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.

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