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Assistant Professor, Teaching Scholar

Assistant Professor, Teaching Scholar

Assistant Professor, Teaching Scholar

Brown University School of Public Health
Providence, RI 02912

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Department of Epidemiology

Brown University School oF Public Health

Assistant Professor, Teaching Scholar Track

The Department of Epidemiology at Brown University School of Public Health is seeking exceptional candidates for a new faculty position on the Teaching Scholar track. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to the teaching of epidemiologic research methods and a desire to innovate new curriculum related to epidemiology and public health. This appointment will be made at the level of Assistant Professor on a renewable term basis. In addition to classroom teaching and student mentoring, the new faculty member will be expected to engage in scholarly activity as it relates to education (e.g., innovating new curriculum, studying best educational practices). The new faculty member will be responsible for teaching two classes per semester for a total of four courses annually for students in our public health graduate programs. Two of the courses will be introductory/intermediate epidemiologic methods courses and the other two can be methods or substantive electives in the prospective faculty members area of expertise. This position will have high contact with students and a requirement to engage in student advising including group mentoring of MPH students and thesis advising.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a closely related field and demonstrated excellence or potential in classroom teaching and student advising. A history of scholarly productivity as it relates to education is viewed favorably. It is not expected that the prospective Teaching Scholar candidate achieve independence as an investigator or maintain any extramural funding. Promotion in the Teaching Scholar track is based on excellence in teaching and pedagogical scholarship.

Experience in multidisciplinary educational programs is preferred and experience teaching in multiple teaching modalities will be viewed favorably. All candidates must show evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills and a commitment to fostering and maintaining an inclusive, diverse and equitable educational environment. The Department of Epidemiology is strongly committed to goals and principles of the Brown University Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion initiative (

The new faculty member will join the Epidemiology faculty in the Brown University School of Public Health. The department is actively engaged in methodologic and domain-area research in a variety of areas, with particular strength in the analysis of large datasets, causal inference, maternal and health, addiction, mindfulness, environmental health, molecular epidemiology, global health, and cardiometabolic health. However, the Department is expanding its activities in research and education related and candidates outside of these methodologic and content areas are encouraged to apply.

The Department is home to a robust doctoral program and oversees the epidemiology concentration for the growing and thriving MPH program. The Brown School of Public Health and the broader University offer opportunities for substantial collaboration with world class researchers in the constituent disciplines of data science as well as in a broad range of domain areas, such as health care and policy research, brain sciences, computational biology, epidemiology and behavioral sciences.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Interested applicants should apply online at Please upload the following: letter of application, an updated curriculum vitae, and a personal statement. The personal statement should reflect on past teaching experiences, past and planned educational innovations, values and vision, a description of current and planned scholarly activities, and a diversity statement. Candidates are encouraged to include evidence of effective teaching as supplemental material (e.g., course evaluations). In addition, candidates should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted through Interfolio. Brown University is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups. In your diversity statement, please address how your past and present work demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and how you intend to continue your commitment to diversity in future work. We value the different ways this might be demonstrated through scholarship, teaching, mentoring, service and community engagement.

Application review will start shortly following the January 15, 2022 application deadline. All applications received by January 15, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications received after the priority deadline may be reviewed until the position is filled or the search is closed. Application questions should be addressed to Brittany Leclerc, Department Manager.

Job Type: Full-time


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