Post-Doc Teaching Fellow

Location
Greenville
Posted
Jan 27, 2018
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description Summary: Furman University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Epidemiology to begin in August 2018. We seek a trained epidemiologist to teach a master's level epidemiology course in the Master of Science in Community Engaged Medicine program and 1-2 undergraduate courses in the Health Science Department, including research methods and applied statistics and an area related to the fellow's specialty, such as infectious disease, injury prevention, reproductive/perinatal, or social epidemiology. In addition to advancing teaching skills, the fellow will have the opportunity to develop research collaborations through the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health and be a part of Furman's initiative to promote community engagement, thus building the skills and relationships needed to transition to an academic research career. Furman will provide mentoring from trained epidemiologists and public health faculty, who along with faculty throughout the campus support interdisciplinary scholarship. Requirements include a doctoral degree in epidemiology, public or population health, or equivalent training. Applicants must have a strong interest in teaching with evidence of teaching experience. We are interested in hiring a fellow who will add to the growing diversity of perspectives to foster innovation in the curriculum and provide a rich and varied educational experience for our graduate and undergraduate students. Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences. Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities. Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named "one of America's coolest small towns." The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in epidemiology, public or population health, or equivalent training.

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary Grade: Level 13 Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Special Instructions: Full Time