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Lecturer in Epidemiology

The University of Edinburgh - CMVM / MGPHS / USHER Institute

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 Grade UE08, per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 11th January 2024
Job Ref: 9040

Contract type – Part Time (28 hours per week)

Location: Usher Institute moves to a new building in Edinburgh Bioquarter, early 2024

The Master of Public Health (MPH) on campus programme at the Usher Institute within The University of Edinburgh is looking for a Lecturer in Epidemiology.

The Opportunity:

The post-holder will also be responsible for designing and delivering postgraduate level teaching on the Master of Public Health (MPH) programmes (on-campus and online) and the online MSc Epidemiology within the Deanery teaching portfolio. This will include delivering courses (both online or on-campus), supervising course tutors, setting and marking assessments, reviewing and updating course materials, attending Boards of Examiners, and supervising Master’s dissertations. 
     
The post-holder will also have overall strategic leadership responsibility for the dissertation component of our on-campus MPH programme. They will support the research element of the programme and manage the dissertation delivery process, from initial supervisor allocations, through student ethics applications to project completion and submission.

The post-holder will also contribute to wider dissertation coordination across the Deanery Teaching Organisation (T.O.) in collaboration with the PGT Research Manager and create a sustainable pipeline of appropriately trained and supported dissertation supervisors for all our Masters programmes.

All applicants must be able to work in the Edinburgh based office a minimum of two days per week.

Informal enquiries may be directed to:
Niall Anderson, Programme Director, niall.anderson@ed.ac.uk or
Christine Evans, Deputy Programme Director, christine.evans@ed.ac.uk

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • A PhD in an appropriate subject, an MPH and/or expertise in a relevant public health field. 
  • Achievement of, or planning to work towards, qualification in higher education teaching 
  • Experience of university teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level and of teaching online 
  • Experience of, or demonstrable interest in, curriculum development, the design and development of courses and innovative teaching methods. 
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate with colleagues at all levels of seniority
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