Boston College Biology Department - Epidemiologist or Biostatistician Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
October 02 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society at Boston College seeks a doctoral level epidemiologist or biostatistician to join the non-tenure track faculty in a newly established undergraduate program in Global Public Health.

The Schiller Institute is a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research enterprise that will address critical societal issues in the areas of energy, health, and the environment.  It will be the centerpiece of a new 150,000 square-foot science facility scheduled for construction beginning in the Spring of 2019.  The Institute is planning for undergraduate academic programs in Global Public Health, Integrated and Applied Science, Data Science, and Engineering.

The program in Global Public Health will begin to offer courses in Fall 2019 with the launch of a 6-course minor.  We anticipate a 12-course major will follow one to two years later.  The goal of the minor will be to provide basic literacy in global health and public health to students who do not plan to make their careers in these fields but wish to gain understanding of how the health of populations and the social, economic and environmental determinants of health and disease shape the destiny of nations.  The goal of the major will be to provide students with a deep understanding of the theory and practice of public health and prepare them for graduate study and professional careers in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, nursing and related fields.  The major will also prepare students for professional careers as bachelor's level practitioners in public health in organizations such as environmental and social service agencies, NGOs, and civil society organizations.  Coursework in epidemiology will be required in both the minor and the major.  Coursework in biostatistics will be required in the major and will be offered as an elective in the minor.

The two principal responsibilities of this epidemiologist or biostatistician will be to teach undergraduate courses in epidemiology and biostatistics within the Global Public Health program and to advise students.  Opportunity will also exist to contribute to the work of the Global Pollution Observatory, a new research program in the Schiller Institute that builds upon the recently published work of the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health and that will aggregate, analyze, archive and disseminate data on pollution-related disease in cities and countries around the world.


Teach 4 one-semester undergraduate courses in epidemiology and/or biostatistics in each academic year.

Advise students (the required time commitment will be equivalent to that of teaching a one-semester course).


Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH or equivalent) in epidemiology or biostatistics.

Minimum of two years' experience in teaching epidemiology and biostatistics

Native English speaker or level 5 proficiency in written and spoken English (on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale).

Ability to work collaboratively in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests and arrange for three letters of reference.  All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio at  Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strived to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education.  We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.  Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at


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