Lecturer- Biostatistics

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Arizona State University

Tempe, United States

Application Deadline

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a full-time Lecturer for an academic (9-month) position to teach biostatistics, applied statistics, and related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and to provide services in the Biostatistics Core to support CHS faculty and students. The anticipated start date is Fall 2021. This is a non-tenure track teaching position. Faculty duties include teaching, with the possibility that some courses may be online [60%, equivalent to 9 credits (typically three courses) per semester]; analytical research support, i.e., providing assistance in conducting statistical analyses, and data processing and management for faculty and students (20%); and service to CHS, ASU and relevant degrees (20%). Applicants must present evidence of teaching experience, a strong commitment to high quality teaching at undergraduate level, and strong analytical skills. This is a fixed-term appointment that is renewable annually. Subsequent one-year appointments may be offered, under the same terms and conditions, at the discretion of the college and university.

This position will work with faculty across the college to address our Grand Challenges, complex and difficult health problems which require transformative collaboration, translational research and innovation. Through teaching, academic programs, service and research, the college is focused on these Grand Challenges: Addressing the systems of health care and the health needs of populations, and optimizing health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities.

Here at the College of Health Solutions we work hard to maximize opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives. The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students that we believe is key to our success as a community. Veterans and all individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply.

About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

Current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, executive and continuing education, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for six years in a row. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's sixth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu


Required Qualifications

  • MS/MPH or PhD/DrPH degree in a field appropriate to the duties, such as Biostatistics, Statistics, or related field.
  • Teaching experience with on-campus and/or online format at undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of students, colleagues, and staff.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with quantitative research analysis, methodologies and best practices.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistical software, e.g., R, SPSS, SAS or STATA.
  • Evidence of collaboration within an interdisciplinary team that includes staff, faculty, students, and clinicians.
  • Experience with developing undergraduate and graduate courses in biostatistics.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and advise students.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide service to the program and university, as well as to the community and profession.

Application Instructions

Application deadline is February 5, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, submit the following:

  • Letter of application/interest describing how your prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information for 3 professional references
  • Diversity and Inclusion statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship, or other work related to the position, supports ASU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined above and in ASU’s charter.


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