University of Michigan — Clinical Assistant Professor / Lecturer Position in the Department of Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor or Lecturer to begin Fall 2023. This is a non-tenure track faculty position with a twelve or nine-month appointment, depending on rank, and an initial term of three years with the possibility of renewal. You will report to the Department Chair. The position is primarily an online teaching position with additional in-person residential teaching and mentoring. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Biostatistics currently has 43 primary faculty members, 172 full-time Master’s students, and 105 PhD students. The Department is involved in cutting edge methodological research and scientific investigation in many areas of public health and biomedical research. The Department has close ties with the Department of Statistics, the Institute for Social Research, the Medical School, the Michigan Institute for Data Science, the Institute of Health Policy and Innovation, the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, and other research groups across campus. In addition, the Center for Statistical Genetics within the department includes faculty and students from around the campus and is home to the NHGRI-funded University of Michigan Genome Science Training Program. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic candidate with a commitment to contributing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

The University of Michigan offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Ann Arbor is a progressive city of about 120,000 year-round residents and approximately 44,000 students, with excellent schools and a wide variety of sporting and musical activities. It is rated very highly in national surveys for its quality of life and has the amenities of a city many times its size.

The University of Michigan is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and minorities are welcomed and strongly encouraged.  Applications will be evaluated when received, although priority will be given to applications received before January 1, 2022.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should visit https://sph.umich.edu/biostat/faculty-search/ to apply.

Applicants should submit the following: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement including experience, philosophy and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 
  • Graduate school transcript (for terminal degree within the last five years)
  • Recent course syllabi and teaching evaluations (if available, no more than three)
  • A research statement if applying for the clinical assistant professor position
  • Contact information for up to three individuals willing to supply recommendation letters in relation to teaching ability

Course/Program Descriptions
The Population and Health Sciences online Master of Public Health and Master of Science curriculum offers students and working professionals a world-class public health training, with the flexibility of an online program. Currently, this program has 100+ Master’s students. Michigan Public Health has partnered with Coursera, one of the largest online education platforms, to offer these degrees. The program includes a core introductory Biostatistics course and an elective series in Analyzing Health Data consisting of five additional Biostatistics courses: Introduction to R, Applied Regression, Design of Health Studies, Applied Generalized Linear Models, and Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis using R. The Department of Biostatistics also has a new Master’s program in Health Data Science. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach courses in this new program.

Responsibilities
The successful applicant will teach online Biostatistics courses offered through the Population and Health Sciences master’s degree program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The specific number of courses will depend upon the semester. The successful applicant will design weekly evening virtual sessions for each course that complement existing video lectures. The virtual sessions should be interactive in nature and apply the concepts covered in the video lectures. In addition, the successful applicant will hold virtual office hours, write and grade quizzes, exams, homework assignments and projects. In addition, the successful applicant will work closely with school-level administration to support planning and admissions for the online program. The successful applicant will also teach residential students in the Master’s of Health Data Science/Master’s of Biostatistics programs and will be involved with organizing professional development for our MS students and mentoring. A research program is also required of the clinical assistant professor position.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Biostatistics or Statistics (or near completion) or MS with significant teaching experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in independent teaching to undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Demonstrated excellence in independent research (clinical assistant professor only)
  • Knowledge of Excel and the R statistical programming language

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in online learning, particularly the Coursera platform
  • Familiarity with interactive teaching techniques 
  • Prior experience with course development
  • Professional experience to provide career advising and mentoring for Biostatistics graduate students

Questions or Concerns:
Please contact the University of Michigan Department of Biostatistics at UM.Biostat.Recruitment@umich.edu for inquiries related to the position. 

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the Fall semester on August 30, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website https://healthresponse.umich.edu/policies-guidance/vaccine/ or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

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