Visiting Faculty to teach Health Statistics and/or Social Epidemiology

Haverford College invites applications for one or two Visiting Faculty to teach Health Statistics and/or Social Epidemiology in teh 2014-2015 academic year in conjunction with the College's new Health Studies Interdisciplinary Minor.

Haverford College is searching for one or two Visiting Facultymembers to teach Health Statistics and/or Social Epidemiology in the academic year 2014-2015 (fall or spring semester offerings negotiable) in conjunction with the College’s new Health Studies Interdisciplinary Minor.  Haverford College, a leading residential liberal arts college serving highly motivated students, is located on a nationally recognized arboretum in suburban Haverford, just outside Philadelphia.

For the Health Statistics course, we seek applicants with expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology or statistical analyses of biological systems and/or human disease. This one-semester course will focus on statistical reasoning and its applications in biomedicine for students in health studies, pre-medicine and related programs. It should provide a strong introduction to descriptive statistics, probability calculations, study design, hypothesis testing, power and sample size considerations, inferential statistics and linear regression.

For the Social Epidemiology course, we seek applicants with an emphasis in social determinants of health and disease, health equity, and expertise in social and behavioral sciences research and teaching. This one-semester course will focus on a comprehensive introduction to epidemiological methods, analysis, theory, and research applications for students in health studies, pre-medicine and related programs. Applicants with a strong background in quantitative methods in social and behavioral sciences are encouraged to apply, particularly those whose research and teaching emphasize interactive behavioral, social, and cultural factors related to individual and population health and disease as well as health disparities and social determinants of health and disease over the life course.

Candidates for these positions should have a Ph.D., M.D., or Dr.P.H.; or be an ABD candidate for the degree, with demonstrated evidence of strong teaching. Salary is competitive, and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty housing on campus may be available.

Please submit (a) a cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information for three references, and (d) a sample course syllabus for “Introduction to Health Statistics” and/or “Introduction to Social Epidemiology” (in word or pdf format) to Professor Kaye Edwards (kedwards@haverford.edu), Director of Health Studies Program. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status.  Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College.

 


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In keeping with Haverford College's long-standing policy of non-discrimination, the Board of Managers of Haverford College has established a program of affirmative action. The goal of this program is to attract and retain staff of high quality and diverse backgrounds and to do so without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. In accordance with the Affirmative Action Policy, the College recruits persons in these protected categories as candidates for Haverford positions that become available. The results of the hiring process are reviewed regularly by the Affirmative Action Officer (AAO) to make certain these goals are being met.

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