SPHHS Faculty and Staff Openings

Please view the posts below for open positions within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

Faculty Openings

Online Lecturer in Biostatistics & Epidemiology (posted 2/9/2018)

The Biostatistics and Epidemiology department in SPHHS is seeking applicants for a campus based, online Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. This is a one year, renewable, 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position. The successful candidate will join the faculty in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and will teach all courses 100% online. Responsibilities include teaching 8 courses per year, 4 courses in each of the fall and spring semesters.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Campus-based, online Lecturer, Health Promotion & Policy (posted 1/23/2018)

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for a campus-based, online Lecturer; the successful candidate will join the faculty in the Department of Health Promotion & Policy. Responsibilities include teaching the following courses in the Master of Public Health in Public Health Practice degree program; all courses are to be taught online:

Fall Terms:

  • HPP 525-Ethical Issues in Public Health
  • HPP 690SJ-Social Justice in Public Health
  • HPP 698P-Practicum
  • HPP 691S-Capstone

Spring Terms:

  • HPP 602-Community Development and Health Education
  • HPP 690DS-Health Disparities
  • HPP 698P-Practicum
  • HPP 691S-Capstone

In addition to the teaching responsibilities, the faculty member will provide service to the department. Specifically, assisting the Program Director and Academic Director in building and expanding the online MPH programs and SPHHS CPE is required.  Duties may include serving on new faculty search committees, new course and new program development, and serving as a member of the PHP advisory committee. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track faculty position.

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Research Assistant/Associate Professor in Biostatistics (posted 10/2/2017)

The Biostatistics Program in the Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is seeking applicants for a Research Professor at the Assistant or Associate level to serve as the Director of the Department's Biostatistics Consulting Center. The position is a half-time (.5 FTE of a 9-month academic year) research faculty position. This is a one year appointment with renewal contingent on funding. Successful applicants will be dynamic, collaborative researchers with demonstrated expertise in providing biostatistics consultation in the areas of study design, grantsmanship, data analysis, and reporting and publication. 

Responsibilities will include providing: statistical support for faculty grant applications in which standard analytic methods and study designs are used, consulting on study design generally, consulting on statistical analyses for manuscripts and reports, data analysis execution, and statistical support for doctoral students and post-docs in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management (posted 9/18/2017)

The Department of Health Promotion & Policy (HPP) in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences (SPHHS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, academic-year (nine-month), tenure-line position as Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management. UMass Amherst is a doctoral-granting university with highest research activity (R1) and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts.

This is a fully state-funded (9-month) tenure line position. Responsibilities include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates must possess strong research skills with a proven track record of extramurally funded program research, commensurate with experience, in health policy and management. Areas of research interest are open, while we are particularly interested in candidates interested in teaching healthcare management courses.

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Assistant Professor in Health Equity – Latino Populations (posted 9/6/2017)

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is seeking applicants from a range of fields in public health whose research emphasizes Latino health and attendant health equity issues for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants are encouraged from within the areas of epidemiology, health policy and management, or environmental health.

This is a fully state-funded (9-month) tenure track position. Responsibilities include an active program of research, teaching, professional, and community service, as well as mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, departmental, school and university service. Candidates must possess strong research skills with a proven track record of, or excellent potential for, extramural research funding, preferably from federal funding agencies. Preference will be given to candidates with a commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to health research.

The successful candidate may join the faculty in the programs of Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, or Health Policy and Management, depending on background and research interests. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to become affiliated with a new Center for Community Health Equity Research. Potential areas of research interest may include chronic disease risk, cancer survivorship, immigration policy, social determinants of health, addiction, environmental health and health policy/health services.

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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (2 openings) (posted 9/6/2017)

The Epidemiology program in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology seeks two (2) tenure track positions in Epidemiology at the Assistant Professor level. These are fully state-funded (9-month) tenure track positions. The successful candidates will join the faculty in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Responsibilities will include research; teaching, at the undergraduate and graduate level; and advising masters and doctoral students enrolled in MS, MPH and PhD programs, departmental, school, and university service. Candidates will be expected to develop their own research program, and engage in collaborative research. The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology consists of ten epidemiologists and eleven biostatisticians actively engaged in research and teaching. Department members collaborate extensively with colleagues from other units in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the university, and with investigators from the University's Medical School, the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute and the Baystate Medical Center. Present areas of epidemiologic research include cancer, nutrition, diabetes, physical activity, gambling, social epidemiology, and reproductive health. This is a broad faculty search and we encourage applicants in all areas of epidemiology, including applicants whose research focuses on addiction and/or substance abuse, infectious disease focused on women's health issues, or cardiovascular disease/obesity.

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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, R#51118 (posted 8/24/2017)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) seek talented applicants qualified for a faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the Assistant level in the area of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and health outcome measurement using wearable biobehavioral sensors, with applications to promote health-related behavioral changes. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at higher professor ranks may receive consideration. This is a full-time tenure track 9-month appointment with a competitive salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, R#51117 (posted 8/24/2017)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) seek talented applicants qualified for a faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the Assistant Professor level in the area of energy metabolism.  Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at higher professor ranks may receive consideration. This is a full-time, tenure track 9-month appointment with a competitive salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (2 openings) (posted 7/7/2017)

The Biostatistics Program in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology seeks seeks two (2) tenure track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. Responsibilities will include research, advising students and teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, and departmental, school and university service.

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology is a highly collaborative group of 18 faculty researchers in a variety of areas. The Biostatistics program has nine faculty members whose methodological research  focuses on areas such as Bayesian methods, methods for high-dimensional data, biomarker discovery, population genetics, bioinformatics, clinical trials, time-series analysis, missing data, survey sampling, and survival analysis. Specific areas of application include genomics, demography, epidemiology, infectious disease, analysis of electronic medical record data, and addiction research. Department members collaborate extensively with faculty from other departments across campus, the University's Medical School, and Baystate Medical Center. Additionally, active collaborations exist between biostatistics faculty and the UN, WHO, CDC, and other governmental agencies and academic institutions in the US and internationally.

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Assistant Professor (Speech-Language Pathology) in Communication Disorders (posted 7/7/2017)

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Communication Disorders. We are seeking talented applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position with a start date of September, 2018.

Responsibilities: Teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses; advising students; service to the department, school, and university; and establishing an independent, fundable research program.

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Lecturer (Audiology) in Communication Disorders (posted 6/16/2017)

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for a Lecturer position in the Department of Communication Disorders. The School is seeking talented applicants for a full-time Audiology lecturer position, 9-month appointment. The initial appointment period is two years with possibility of renewal.

Primary responsibilities for this full-time position include live and on-line teaching of up to six courses per year (or equivalent based on other duties and activities) at the undergraduate or graduate level, clinical supervision in the UMass Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing, and additional administrative and scholarly duties as determined by the Department Chair. The appointment period is 9 months per year.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Part-time Lecturer Pool - on-campus undergraduate public health and Master of Public Health programs (posted 6/7/2017)

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for several openings as part-time visiting lecturers for the on-campus undergraduate public health program and the on-campus Master of Public Health program. All programs are fully accredited by CEPH and the School is a member of the ASPPH.

Successful candidates will join the faculty of one of the three public health departments (BIO/EPI, HPP or EHS). Two pools of lecturers will be established to teach in all five public health disciplines (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Community Health Education, Health Policy & Management and Environmental Health Sciences). The University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is committed to increasing the number of minorities, protected veterans, women and individuals with disabilities on its faculty and welcomes applications from such candidates.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Part-time Lecturer Pool - online Master of Public Health program (posted 6/7/2017)

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for several openings as part-time visiting lecturers for the online Master of Public Health program. The program is fully accredited by CEPH and the School is a member of the ASPPH.

Successful candidates will join the faculty of one of the three public health departments (BIO/EPI, HPP or EHS). Two pools of lecturers will be established to teach in all five public health disciplines (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Community Health Education, Health Policy & Management and Environmental Health Sciences). The University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is committed to increasing the number of minorities, protected veterans, women and individuals with disabilities on its faculty and welcomes applications from such candidates.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.


Staff Openings

Director of Data Assessment & Evaluation (posted 1/16/2018)

The Director of Data Assessment and Evaluation will report directly to the Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, (SPHHS) and work with Associate Deans, Department Chairs, University Office of Institutional Research, SPHHS alumni, faculty, staff and other stakeholders to develop and implement assessment procedures. The Director of Data Assessment and Evaluation will plan and manage (in coordination with the Dean's office) SPHHS's ongoing data collection, analysis, and reporting needs related to critical Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation and assessment of learning, research and outreach related to its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and faculty and staff. The Director of Data Assessment and Evaluation will also gather, analyze, and interpret data necessary for continuous process improvement in areas such as curriculum, career and professional development activities, research, workforce development, alumni, school ranking efforts, recruiter and student satisfaction, student placement and tracking, in-state and out-of-state student recruitment, and other initiatives in alignment with SPHHS's overall strategic goals.

Visit the UMass Amherst Human Resources website for more information.

Executive Director of Professional Programs (posted 12/18/2017)

The Executive Director of Professional Programs reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and is responsible for the overall coordination and oversight of the marketing, recruiting, operations, functions, Visiting Faculty, and staff for all professional programs in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. This individual is directly involved in the overall strategic planning for professional programs as it relates to the core goal of positioning these programs for long-term sustainable growth. Additionally, this individual will develop, plan, and launch new professional programs, and coordinate all marketing efforts for the programs. In the absence of the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Executive Director of Professional Programs will have full authority to act on the Associate Dean's behalf.

Develop and implement a strategic plan to position the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) professional programs for long-term sustainable growth; work in concert with the Associate Dean and Department Chairs to proactively anticipate, assess and identify professional programs operational and strategic needs and develop plans to fill any gaps; develop and advance professional programs strategic plan in consult with the Associate Dean. Coordinate with the SPHHS Director of Development to create a strategic plan for including Professional Programs Alumni in all development activities. Work with the Director to increase alumni participation and engagement.

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Academic Advisor, Kinesiology (posted 12/14/2017)

The Academic Advisor provides the leadership and oversight for a comprehensive academic advising program for the Kinesiology Department with 700+ undergraduate students. The Advisor is responsible for administering and developing the kinesiology advising programs, implementing advising policies, assisting faculty with advising, supervising and training Peer Advisors, problem-solving to respond to student needs, and working with the School of Public health & Health Sciences, (SPHHS) advising staff. The Advisor will provide advising services to kinesiology students regarding fulfillment of the major and University requirements, academic regulations and policies, and resolution of academic challenges. The Advisor needs to regularly collaborate with faculty in the three disciplines within kinesiology (Motor Systems, Physical Activity & Health, and Physiology) and advise students into diverse career paths. The Advisor assists with enrollment management, including coordination with other departments on campus and implementation of the Continuation Policy.

  • Advise students regarding Department and University academic regulations, requirements, and guidelines. Promptly and accurately communicate with students (current, incoming, potential, and transfer). Maintain records of confidential advising sessions regarding academic progress to ensure advising continuity and to facilitate graduation clearance. Support faculty in internships and non-traditional academic experiences.
  • Participate year-round in recruitment activities. Develop relationships with various offices on campus including but not limited to: School Advising Staff, Undergraduate Registrar, New Student Orientation, Disability Services, Mental Health, Campus Career Services, and Student Athlete Academic Services.
  • Direct the Peer Advisor program, and supervise the activities of 8-16 Peer Advisors throughout the academic year.
  • Collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and alumni for identity building.

View the full listing on the UMass Amherst Human Resources website.

Academic Advisor, Communication Disorders (posted 11/13/2017)

The individual in this position will perform standard advising tasks in the Department of the Communication Disorders. The advisor will communicate with students, parents of prospective students, faculty, and administrators. The position involves the following responsibilities: overall management of academic advising for undergraduate students, as well as the advising of non-degree (CPE) students taking undergraduate courses, supervising the activities of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) club, participation in all activities related to New Student programs (summer programs, fall orientation, and prospective student programs} as well as the Fall Majors Fair, course override management for undergraduate classes, coordinating with the Field Experience Office and Office of Service Learning to facilitate internships and other off-campus experiences, and other activities as assigned that pertain to undergraduate student affairs. 

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Assistant Director of External Relations (posted 10/26/2017)

The Assistant Director of External Relations will manage and produce web, print, and social media communication leading to the advancement of the strategic goals of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and its affiliated departments and programs.

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Laboratory Manager, Communication Disorders(posted 10/6/2017)

The Communication Disorders Department in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for the position of Laboratory Manager. It is a full-time benefitted position, grant funded. The Laboratory Manager will oversee the operations of a laboratory which examines hearing and speech perception ability in younger, middle-aged, and older adults. The Laboratory Manager is responsible for: laboratory compliance; creating protocol and training documentation; training and supervising Research Assistants (RAs); grant report and manuscript preparation; running and troubleshooting experimental software; subject recruitment; and data collection and analysis.

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Chief Undergraduate Advisor, Public Health (posted 8/2/2017)

The School of Public Health & Health Sciences Chief Undergraduate Advisor (CUA) provides the leadership and oversight for a comprehensive academic advising program for Public Health Sciences (PHS) with 850+ undergraduate students. The CUA is responsible for administering the PHS advising programs, establishing advising policies, developing and implementing student advising programs, supervising and training Peer Advisors, problem-solving to respond to student needs, and fostering institutional development in advising and career development. The CUA will provide advising services to all PHS undergraduate students regarding fulfillment of the major and University requirements, academic regulations and policies and resolution of academic challenges. The CUA needs to regularly collaborate with three departments in SPHHS (Biostatics and Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, and Health Promotion and Policy). 

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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.