Lecturer in Biostatistics
University of Washington
United States

Lecturer Part-Time in Biostatistics

Position Overview

Organization: Biostatistics

Title: Lecturer Part-Time in Biostatistics

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Biostatistics within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) is a leading center of excellence for the development and application of statistical methods and theory in health sciences.  It acts as home department for the Institute for Public Health Genetics (IPHG). More information can be found at https://www.biostat.washington.edu/about and at http://iphg.biostat.washington.edu.

The Department of Biostatistics invites applications for one faculty position at the rank of Lecturer Part-Time (50%, non-tenured) to provide undergraduate instruction within the IPHG program. This is a part-time (50% FTE, non-tenured), 12-month service period position with an anticipated start date of Fall 2020. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. 

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  1. provide educational leadership in the IPHG undergraduate teaching program, including formal classroom teaching and mentoring of student research, with emphasis on innovative pedagogy and attention to diversity;
  2. contribute to the departmental and IPHG community by engaging in seminars and other outreach activities, including in promoting diversity, equity and inclusiveness;
  3. play an active role in Department, IPHG, School and University leadership, for example, by engaging in governance, serving on key committees, and helping to continually update vision and strategy.


QUALIFICATIONS. Candidates must have a master's degree (or foreign equivalent) in genetics, or a related field, and a demonstrated interest in the public health and general societal implications of advances in genetics.  Recent experience in teaching at the undergraduate level in the field of public health genetics is required.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. All applicants are asked to submit:

  1. a cover letter describing what they see as their future potential contribution (e.g., scientific leadership, pedagogy, diversity) to the Department and Institute and the discipline of public health genetics;
  2. an up-to-date curriculum vitae detailing publication, teaching and funding history;
  3. a statement describing demonstrated commitment and activity in support of diversity, equity and inclusion;
  4. contact information for three (3) references.

This institution is using Interfolio to conduct this search. Applicants can submit all application materials free of charge via https://apply.interfolio.com/73623. Applications submitted by March 31, 2020 will receive full consideration.

CONTACT INFORMATION. For questions, please contact Melissa Kane, Assistant to the Chair, at basstchr@uw.edu.

DEPARTMENTAL AND SCHOOL COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY. The Department recognizes that health disparities stem from inequity, and encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty, and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, geography, spiritual practice, mental and physical disability, and age. It strives to develop and maintain increased representation and recognition of each dimension of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The department has an active Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee. A summary of the mission and the activities of that committee can be found online (https://www.biostat.washington.edu/about/diversity). The UW School of Public Health is also committed to fostering a diverse academic community. Diversity, equity and inclusion are considered essential to its mission. Applications from faculty with demonstrated research, training and service experience in this area are welcome. More information is available online (https://sph.washington.edu/diversity/).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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