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This position provides specialized academic support for graduate students in the School of Public Health (SPH), primarily for the Master of Public Health degree. The Academic Support Specialist is part of a team of specialists who work with educational leadership to help lead the development and implementation of educational initiatives of SPH degree programs, including mini-courses (R, SAS, Stata, etc.), and summer and extra-curricular enrichment activities (e.g. mini sessions on math or communicating quantitative information).
Additionally, this position leads the scheduling and development of lab sections for one core biostatistics course each semester (Fall + Spring), including help with hiring and supervising teaching assistants for the labs. Other duties include assisting the Office of Education & Student Services with activities related to teaching and research in public health and assisting with MPH curriculum development and admissions activities.
Finally, The academic support specialist provides individual assistance to students needing tutoring in our core quantitative courses and thesis projects by providing data analysis support and technical guidance to students.
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree required in an appropriate field, preferably an MPH or ScM in Biostatistics.
- Data management and analysis experience using R, prefer additional experience in SAS or STATA.
- Experience teaching or tutoring quantitative courses or teaching programming skills.
- Comfortable tutoring students in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong scientific writing skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.
Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
This position is Hybrid Eligible
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Academic Support Specialist
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