Assistant Teaching Professor or Associate Teaching Professor of Biostatistics
Drexel University School of Public Health
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 500242
The Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics of the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University invites applicants for a non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor or Associate Teaching Professor position. The duties of this position are to teach in-person and online biostatistics courses at graduate and undergraduate levels, and to mentor master’s level students. Teaching faculty are valued members of our department and school community and play integral roles in mentoring and curriculum design, as well as classroom instruction. Teaching faculty receive mentoring for career development and have opportunities for promotion.
We seek candidates who will uphold our values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and who are committed to upholding our School’s mission of reducing health disparities, promoting health in all policies, and valuing health as a human right. We welcome the unique contributions that each person can bring to our community by their race or ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, immigrant status, and ability/disability status.
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics currently offers MS and PhD degrees in Biostatistics, MPH, MS, and PhD degrees in Epidemiology, an undergraduate degree in Health Data Analytics and an MS in Population Health Sciences. We also offer a certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Department has 34 faculty members spanning the two disciplines and is truly interdisciplinary.
We are soliciting applicants with a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. Specific teaching assignments will be based on departmental teaching needs and the instructor’s expertise, and may include courses at introductory, intermediate, or advanced levels. Successful applicants must demonstrate strong experience or potential for high quality teaching and mentoring.
This is a 12-month position, scheduled to begin in September 2023, with a possible option for an earlier start. Drexel University operates on a quarter system (four academic terms per year), and a full-time faculty member would be expected to teach courses adding to 18 quarter-credits per year, typically six 3-credit courses, which may be reduced during the faculty member’s first year of employment.Faculty also serve as mentors for the master’s students in the department. The faculty member will be assigned to teach in-person and/or online, depending on the Department's teaching needs. The faculty member is expected to be available on campus to teach, meet with student advisees, and participate in service activities.
The confidential application process requires a cover letter describing relevant experience and goals, a teaching statement, and a curriculum vitae, which should be submitted to careers.drexel.edu. Please search by Department 6906, requisition # 500242. Interested candidates may direct any questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Lucy Robinson (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate has been identified; however, we will begin reviewing submissions February 1st, 2023.
PhD or Doctorate in Biostatistics or related field?
Relevant teaching experience or demonstrated teaching potential
Competency in working with diverse groups of students, colleagues, or constituents
Teaching or training experience in academic or other settings.
Experience with diverse teaching modalities, including in-person and online.
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Drexel University is a world?class, comprehensive, R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. For more than 100 years, our renowned Cooperative Education (co-op) program has enabled students to gain professional work experience before they graduate, setting them apart from their peers.
Committed to becoming the nation’s most civically engaged university, Drexel supports engagement along three dimensions: research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, business practices that support equitable local and regional economic development, and public service by students, faculty, and staff. Our engagement is long?term, multigenerational, and fundamental to the University’s mission, heritage, and future.
At Drexel, we are devoted to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that promotes healthy lifestyles and is based on integrity, trust, and respect. We center equity, inclusion and belonging, and incorporate an anti?racism approach to our strategic plan, organizational systems, policies and structures.
Drexel offers its highly engaged faculty and professional staff a comprehensive and worl...d?class benefits package that includes generous vacation and paid time off as applicable (including civic engagement days), up to an 11% 403(b) Retirement Plan match with immediate vesting, and remote and flexible work options for many roles. Our exceptional medical plans include domestic partner and fertility assistance and our award?winning A Healthier U wellness program. In addition, faculty and professional staff at Drexel enjoy free tuition for themselves and their dependents for Drexel degree programs, certification, and non?certification programs. And as part of the tuition offering to employees, Drexel participates in a tuition exchange program for dependents with other higher education institutions. These are just a sample of our extensive benefit offerings. Please see this Benefits Brochure for more information.