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Lecturer - Epidemiology

Apply now Job no: 510340
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Union: MSP
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.


Job Description

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.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 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


Salary Information

The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package. Details on benefits can be found at This position is in the MSP/MTA bargaining unit. 


Additional Information

  • Typical Office Environment
  • M-F 40 hours a week; Academic Year


Application Instructions

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
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 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.

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