Lecturer in Biostatistics

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, Biostatististics & Epidemiology Department
  • Amherst, MA, USA
  • Nov 01, 2021
Full time Mathematics & Statistics

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.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in related discipline (e.g., MPH, MS)
  • Evidence of college level or university level teaching
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching introductory biostatistics at the undergraduate and graduate
  • Record of success in modern pedagogical approaches (e.g., flipped classroom, experiential learning, team-based learning).
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Potential for fostering equity and inclusion


Preferred Qualifications:

 PhD Degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or equivalent

 Proficiency in R, SAS, and/or


Application Details



The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package. Details on benefits can be found at https://www.umass.edu/humres/benefits-0. This position is in the MSP/MTA bargaining unit.

Application Instructions:


Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically via the UMass careers site < https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/510529/lecturer-biostatistics>:


  • cover letter that addresses their teaching interests and how they have promoted diversity and inclusivity in their
  • 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.


Additional Information:


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Application Deadline

November 15, 2021 and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.