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12 Month, Non-tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor Department of Public Health Sciences
Parkinson School of Health Sciences & Public Health, Loyola University Chicago
Location: Maywood, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Academic / Research
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 22946
Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service to achieve the goals of improving human potential through health sciences and the promotion of health equity. Parkinson graduates put their knowledge and skills to work in the public, private, and non-governmental organization sectors in areas such as healthcare systems and services, public health, and education.
This is a 12 Month, Non-tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching biostatistics courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels, online and in-person, on both the Health Sciences and Lake Shore campuses. The expected teaching load will be six classes per year across the three academic terms (i.e., fall, spring, summer).
We encourage applicants from backgrounds historically under-represented in public health sciences whose teaching interests focus on health equity and social justice and who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Academic Duties and Responsibilities
Teach biostatistics courses in varied modalities: online, blended, hybrid, and in person
Mentor graduate and undergraduate students on their research
Develop and design curriculum for statistical courses to promote student learning, class discussions, and students’ engagement.
Provide academic counseling and advising to students to help them achieve their academic and professional goals
Enroll in trainings to stay current in technological or pedagogical innovations that foster students’ learning.
Serve on university, school, departmental or other academic unit committees.
The successful candidate must be able to meet rank guidelines at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.
PhD/ScD/DrPH in biostatistics, public health, statistics, mathematics or related field
Expertise in biostatistics, including teaching classical biostatistical methods applied to public health and clinical research
Evidence of exemplary teaching record through course evaluations, peer reviews, etc.
Record of professional service
At least two years of teaching experience in higher education
Experience with learning management systems such as Sakai or Blackboard
Ability to teach courses during both the daytime and evening hours
Knowledge in SAS
Teaching in public health programs
Experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students
Expertise in SAS
Expertise in epidemiologic study design and analysis
Expertise in visualization of health data
Experience working with public health and health-related data, including electronic health records and other secondary data sources
Experience in similar or equivalent role in the past
Evidence of effective mentoring of graduate and undergraduate student research
a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position;
a curriculum vitae;
a statement of teaching interests, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness; and
a list of references (who will be contacted for finalists only).
Our review of applications will continue until we fill the position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received (and complete). Preference will be given to applications received before March 1, 2023, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023, or until position is filled.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty and staff. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. We encourage underrepresented minorities and women candidates to apply.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.
About Parkinson School of Health Sciences & Public Health, Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health (est. 2019) is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through the health sciences and the promotion of health equity. Parkinson graduates put their knowledge and skills to work in the public, private, and non-governmental organization sectors in areas such as healthcare systems and services, public health, and higher education.The Parkinson School is the newest expansion of the Loyola University Health Sciences Campus, which is uniquely positioned, through its partnership with the Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health, to develop academic, research, and engagement programs that meet the needs of an expanding healthcare environment. Our academic vision is centered on the most urgent and complex problems facing health and health care today. Because these problems are complex, the foremost way to fulfill this vision is for faculty and students from Loyola’s many schools to work jointly in a collaborative fashion. The work is highly interdisciplin...ary and advances a model of One Loyola. Through four areas of study (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences) within the Parkinson School, faculty teach, challenge, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as career professionals. We emphasize interdisciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities, while maintaining a focus on better understanding all the social determinants of health. Our faculty pursue a range of scholarly research that incorporates systems- and design-thinking which translates into sustainable, scalable solutions to advance knowledge and improve health and the delivery of care. Our graduates are well-positioned to tackle dynamic healthcare needs and public policy issues, particularly as they pertain to the underserved and those living on the margins. There has never been a more important time to build a new interdisciplinary health sciences and public health school. Parkinson School faculty are called to develop the next generation of healthcare leaders who will drive change and expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith. To learn more about the Parkinson School visit https://www.luc.edu/parkinson/.