The Department of Epidemiology in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health (FSPH) is looking for scholars who will contribute to our commitment to engage the city, state, nation and beyond through teaching, research and service, in consideration of the rich diversity of our campus and city as we prepare our graduates to enter and lead in an increasingly complex world.
The Department is currently recruiting a full-time (12-month) faculty member, to serve as a Visiting Lecturer. The primary responsibility is teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, the Visiting Lecturer will be responsible for advising and mentoring students in the department of epidemiology. It is further anticipated the Visiting Lecturer will support research in collaboration with colleagues in the department and school. This position will further represent the department and school on various school, campus, and external committees relevant to the BSPH and MPH programs. Moreover, it is expected that the Visiting Lecturer will work closely with other departments in the school, including other lecturers and those responsible for student advising, recruitment, general marketing, and other student services. Other service activities will include high school visits and guest lectures to promote department and school programs.
The Department of Epidemiology is currently experiencing rapid growth in both graduate and undergraduate students seeking degrees in epidemiology from an accredited institution. A successful candidate will possess formal education (MPH or other relevant graduate degree) and practical experience as an epidemiologist. This includes, but is not limited to, experience designing or conducting epidemiological studies in a public health setting and strong data management skills. The Fairbanks School of Public Health is further home to an innovative program in public health informatics, including courses and research involving advanced analytics. Preference will be given to candidates with informatics knowledge and experience, including syndromic surveillance.
Ideal candidates will have teaching experience as well as experience in course development. Ideal candidates will also have strong research skills and a potential research interest or expertise that could potentially bring external funding to our school as well as practical experience in the classroom.