Job Board Title:
Lecturer in Environmental Health Sciences
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth\'s flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
About the School of Public Health and Health Sciences
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has six vibrant departments, including three with a focus on Public Health Sciences: Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Health Promotion & Policy, and Environmental Health Sciences. Faculty in these three departments collectively teach in the undergraduate Public Health Sciences (BS) program, and support MPH, MS, and PhD programs in five subdisciplines.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is looking for a full-time Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. The teaching load for this position includes courses in both the graduate program and the BS in Public Health Sciences. The initial appointment for this benefited academic-year position is 2 years with potential for reappointment based on performance and funding.
The candidate will join as a non-tenure track member of the faculty. Additional position responsibilities will include membership on department committees and school-wide service. Summer teaching may be available and would be additionally compensated in accordance with policy.
Ph.D. Degree in Environmental Health Sciences or related field or equivalent degree.
Evidence of college level or university level teaching experience.
Record of success in modern pedagogical approaches (e.g. flipped classroom, experiential learning, team-based learning).
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Potential for fostering equity and inclusion.
Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Typical office environment.
Monday - Friday, 40 hours a week.
Academic Year appointment.
The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package. This position is in the MSP/MTA bargaining unit.
Along with the application, please submit the following materials:
-Cover letter that addresses their teaching interests and how they have promoted diversity and inclusivity in their teaching
-Contact information for three professional references
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is September 2023. For more information contact the Interim Department Chair, Dr. Susan R. Sturgeon (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Susan R. Sturgeon
Link to apply - https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/517804/lecturer-in-environmental-health-sciences-sphhs