Full-Time Public Health Lecturer



Full-Time Public Health Lecturer 


Position and Qualifications. The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology in the School of Public

Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

(www.umass.edu/sphhs/) is seeking a full time, benefitted, non-tenure-track Lecturer. A master’s degree (e.g., MPH, MS) or a doctorate in a field related to Public Health is required. Quantitative expertise (e.g., general statistical literacy and programming experience) from graduate-level coursework and/or professional experience, is required. The lecturer will provide instruction for courses to support the Public Health Sciences undergraduate major and introductory graduate-level classes in biostatistics and/or epidemiology. Courses may include an undergraduate-level capstone course, introduction to biostatistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and selected undergraduate and/or graduate electives, the latter determined in consultation with the Curriculum Committee and Chair. Course format will include in-person instruction and may include some online instruction as well. 


The Public Health Sciences (PHS) Bachelor's Degree Program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major supported by the SPHHS Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Health Promotion and Policy, and Environmental Health Sciences. With an annual enrollment of 800-1000 undergraduate students, the PHS program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Students engage in a comprehensive curriculum that includes required core courses, a variety of Public Health elective choices, and a Public Health Focus Area. PHS students engage in internships, independent studies, and a culminating capstone experience, and many public health courses integrate high-impact practices and Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences. This flexible, engaging curriculum allows students to explore their specific interests within the field of Public Health, and to prepare for a range of career options and graduate school programs.


The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is a highly collaborative group of 25 faculty researchers and lecturers (13 Biostatisticians and 12 Epidemiologists). The Biostatistics program is a dynamic and growing group of faculty all actively engaged in cutting-edge methodological and collaborative biomedical and public health research. Our nationally-recognized faculty receive research funding through grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Veterans Health Administration, and the Department of Defense. We have enduring partnerships with groups such as the World Health Organization and other international governmental health agencies. The Epidemiology program fosters a unique environment in which practical involvement in transdisciplinary research collaborations enhance learning, and are involved in multiple avenues of research, including community-based research, women’s health issues, physical activity, nutrition, and biomarkers.


The University. 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


University of Massachusetts  •  415 Arnold House  •  715 N Pleasant St • Amherst, MA 01003  •  413.545.4603  •  www.umass.edu


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. 


To Apply. Interested candidates will be able to apply through PageUp https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/522526/lecturer-biostatistics by submitting their curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three references. The application review process will begin on April 22, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. The earliest anticipated start date is September 1, 2024. For questions concerning the search process, please contact Ms. Deborah Osowski at dosowski@schoolph.umass.edu


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