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Lecturer - Biostatistics

Apply now Job no: 510529
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 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time Lecturer of Biostatistics. 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 biostatistics, epidemiology and public health which may include an undergraduate-level capstone course, introduction to biostatistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and selected undergraduate and graduate electives, the latter determined in consultation with our Curriculum Committee and Chair. Course format will include both in-person instruction as well as online. 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 Requirements

  • Master’s degree in related discipline (e.g., MPH, MS)
  • Evidence of college level or university level teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching introductory biostatistics 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


Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD Degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or equivalent degree.
  • Proficiency in R, SAS, and/or Stata.



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  

Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 15, 2021 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified. Expected start date of this position is September 1, 2022.


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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