Statistics Teaching Fellow Job at University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh
College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine / Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences / USHER Institute
Full-time, 35 hours per week
Fixed Term – available from July 2021 for 2 years
(The post is advertised as a full-time position, but applications will be considered from those seeking part time positions provided that this is at least 0.5 full time equivalents. They must also have the right to work in the UK, or meet the sponsorship requirements for part time positions).
The University of Edinburgh Health & Social Care Data Driven Innovation programme seeks to appoint an experienced Statistics Teaching Fellow for the online delivery of statistics teaching for two new online Masters of Science (MSc) programmes in Epidemiology and MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care.
Based within the Usher Institute, the post-holder will be a statistician with a strong interest in teaching. The post-holder will lead in the development, co-ordination and delivery of statistics teaching for the programme. In the initial, development phase of the programme, the main emphasis will be on curriculum design and course development. The emphasis will shift to course organisation, teaching and supervision once the programme launches in September 2021.
The post-holder will need to be able to work autonomously to plan a complex programme of work and must be able to co-ordinate and manage the work of others involved in teaching delivery. We are seeking a self – motivated Teaching Fellow with an academic background in statistics, and able to apply this to the programme and with a detailed knowledge of current on-line teaching and learning methods in higher education. You must be able to able to work both independently and collaboratively, initiate and organise activities, and to manage and develop others.
Remote working from within the UK would be considered if appropriate.
Your skills and attributes for success:
- A PhD (or near completion) or equivalent experience in statistics, epidemiology other relevant topic
- Experience of university teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
- Experience of, or demonstrable interest in, curriculum development, the design and development of courses and innovative teaching methods
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills in a range of contexts (e.g. online lectures, group and individual student teaching and support, collaboration with research colleagues).
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As a valued member of our team you can expect:
An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.
The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.
If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages
The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Tier 2/Skilled Worker Visa.
As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.
The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine traces its origins back nearly 500 years (Darwin, Simpson and Conan-Doyle were students here) and is internationally renowned for its research and teaching. Professor Moira Whyte is the Head of College, the only conjoint Medical and Veterinary Medical School in the UK. The College employs over 3000 academic and support staff. The College has two Schools, the Edinburgh Medical School comprising 3 Deaneries; Biomedical Sciences; Molecular Genetic and Population Health Sciences and Clinical Sciences and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
The undergraduate medicine teaching programme in the College enjoys a high reputation nationally and internationally, with over 1,300 students enrolled on the MBChB and Intercalated courses and nearly 1000 on the Veterinary Sciences BVS and related programmes. In addition, approximately 2000 students are currently enrolled in the College’s taught and research post-graduate courses, including an extensive range of online distance learning diplomas and degrees. They are trained by over 1000 outstanding academic staff.
The academic disciplines within Medicine are largely concentrated in the two teaching hospital campuses, the Royal Infirmary at Little France and the Western General Hospital. Both have extensive new infrastructure with major research institutes and state of the art research facilities on clinical sites. Edinburgh hosts a number of prestigious MRC and BHF Research Centres. The approach is interdisciplinary, with basic and clinical researchers working together at the laboratory bench and in our clinical research facilities to address major themes in basic, clinical and translational medicine. The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies on the Easter Bush Campus houses outstanding teaching and clinical facilities as well as the splendid Roslin Institute, one of the world’s leading veterinary research centres. The College offers outstanding opportunities to address ‘One Health’ and Global Health problems of the highest international priority.
The College’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres of medical and veterinary medical research has been reaffirmed by its UK REF2014 results. Medicine, the University’s largest submission, was ranked in the top 5 in the UK. Veterinary Medicine came 1st in the UK, and retained its position as the UK’s top Vet School. It made a joint submission with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). Neuroscience was ranked 3rd in the UK out of 82 submissions, representing a major advance. Overall, 84% of the College’s research activity was rated world leading or internationally excellent (3* and 4*). In terms of ‘one medicine’ research (human and animal medicine), the University of Edinburgh’s research power (quality x volume) is the strongest in the UK.
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