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Senior Lecturer (Epidemiology and Biostatistics)

Company University of Namibia
Reference # SOPH
Published 31/03/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Location Oshakati, Oshana, Namibia
Introduction
The University of Namibia is inviting suitably qualified candidates to apply for the vacant Senior Lecturer position, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Oshakati Campus.
Job Functions Academic
Industries Education
Specification
Contribute to successful design, delivery and development of curricula with subjects areas. The responsibilities include developing syllabi, teaching and administering subjects in the nominated areas: Analytical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Diseases surveillance and risk analysis, Randomized Control Trials (RCT) and Community and Intervention Trials, Infectious Diseases Modelling, Survival Analysis, Outbreak Investigation) and Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels; supervising Honours, Masters and Doctorate (PhD) students. Participating and contributing to the collegial and intellectual life of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the School of Public Health, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University at large and the wider community. The successful candidate is expected to engage in research and publication and supervision of PhD and Master Students.
The post holder will deliver will deliver teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate program degrees’ students. Teaching venues include classroom, field works hands-on and online, for both. The post-holder will develop and maintain a programme of innovation and research that aligns with and supports the School and University strategy in Teaching and Learning and the School and University Research and Innovation Strategy. The post-holder will have responsibility for student assessment, support and academic guidance in both undergraduate and postgraduate Programmes. The appointee will also undertake roles such as module coordination, participation in examination boards, curriculum review, student mentoring and other activities required to maintain and develop the teaching mission of the School of Public health and the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Conduct research and supervise Honours, Masters and Doctorate (PhD) students. Participating and contributing to the collegial and intellectual life of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the School of Public Health, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University at large and the wider community. The holder of this position is required to providing methodological support to existing and future research projects in public health and/or Faculty of Health Sciences. He/She will have to develop of independent research in either epidemiologic methods and/or an applied content area. This position will also be responsible for developing new courses to expand course offerings in the School of public Health and perform any other duties as may be required.
Requirements
A PhD in Epidemiology or PhD in Public Heath with tract specialty in Analytical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Diseases surveillance and risk analysis, Randomized Control Trials (RCT) and Community and Intervention Trials, Infectious Diseases Modelling, Survival Analysis and Outbreak Investigation; at least three (3) years experience of lecturing at Lecturer level and satisfactory record of teaching, research and publication, and service to the academic and wider community.
Job Closing Date 30/04/2020
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