The College of Health (COH) at Lehigh University invites applications for two Biostatistics Teaching Faculty positions. The appointments are full time, 3-5 year, renewable, non-tenure-track positions in the Department of Community and Population Health in the College of Health. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor, based on the faculty member’s experience and record of teaching. Candidates for the Biostatistics Teaching Professor position must possess an earned doctorate degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, or a directly related area by the date of hire.
The teaching responsibilities for these positions include offering 4:4 or 8 classes per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels with the possibility of course releases for curriculum development or administrative positions. Successful candidates will be expected to teach beginning through advanced topics in biostatistics, statistical literacy, and statistical programming in either R or Python, both to mathematically inclined students and to math- apprehensive students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also advise students in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs; will be expected to contribute to course development; and provide service to the department, college, and university.
Application review will begin by October 15. Applications submitted before November 3, will receive the fullest consideration. The anticipated start date is as soon as January 2024 and as late as August 2024. Applicants should submit a cover letter that addresses their qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a statement on their contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and contact information for three references. Please address the ways in which you work with students from diverse backgrounds in your materials. These materials should be submitted online by accessing https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25468. For additional information, please email INCOHFAC@lehigh.edu and indicate the name of the specific position in the email.
Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA, a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.
Interested applicants are invited to review the newly adopted Lehigh University Strategic Plan.
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available here. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found here. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.
BACKGROUND At the core of the COH is a commitment to foster positive change in the communities where we live and work by promoting health equity. The mission of the COH, the newest of five colleges at Lehigh University, is to understand, preserve, and improve the health and well-being of domestic and global populations and communities with community- focused and data-driven research and education in three primary areas: population health, community health, and health innovation and technology. Our strategic plan identifies as a goal, improving health outcomes for marginalized communities in the Lehigh Valley and in Indigenous communities locally, nationally and globally. Within the College of Health, we are building a focused research team of scholars with expertise in promoting disability independence from multiple disciplinary angles. The COH offers undergraduate majors in Community and Global Health (BA), Health, Medicine, and Society (BA), and Population Health (BS), and graduate degrees including a Master of Public Health and an MS and PhD in Population Health. As our faculty grows, the COH will add a Community Health track to our existing doctorate, an undergraduate major in Biostatistics/Health Data Science (BS), a suite of graduate degrees in Digital Health (certificate, MS, PhD), and more. The distinctive experiences of undergraduates and graduate students in the COH include an innovative curriculum, robust experiential learning opportunities, and integrated career and professional development. Lehigh University has a strong faculty commitment to excellence in teaching, and robust support for pedagogical innovation, including the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, which includes a data visualization classroom, a digital media studio, flexible, multi-screen classrooms, and DIY video and audio recording studios. The COH is host to three research institutes: the Institute for Indigenous Studies, the Institute for Health Policy and Politics, and the Children’s Environmental Precision Health Institute. COH faculty also may participate in a variety of interdisciplinary research centers and institutes throughout the university. Interested applicants are invited to review the College of Health website and the newly adopted Lehigh University Strategic Plan.
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