Title: Lecturer, Faculty of Global Health Delivery; Course Instructor for monitoring, evaluation, and research methods course
Reports to: Assistant Director, Master of Science in Global Health Delivery
Program: Master of Science in Global Health Delivery (MGHD)
Location: University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda
The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is seeking a Course Instructor to develop, adapt, and deliver a partially developed research methods course focused on three key themes: epidemiology approaches; applied biostatistical principles and study design; and monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement, to be offered between September 2018 and May 2019 in Rwanda. This position will last the duration of the course, with the possibility for renewal or extension.
Adapt and deliver the aforementioned UGHE-developed research methods course to promote student mastery in applied biostatistical principles; quantitative and qualitative study designs; epidemiology approaches; and monitoring and evaluation.
Utilize dynamic and outcome-driven teaching practices (including team-based and problem-based learning approaches) to develop students’ critical thinking abilities and technical expertise.
Work closely with the Teaching and Learning team to oversee the ongoing design, instruction, coordination, and evaluation of the course.
Respond promptly to student and administrative requests.
Support students outside of the classroom via in person and online modalities.
Mentor students undertaking research initiatives related to the course, providing guidance on choice of study design and analytical approach.
Contribute to the evaluation of students in a timely and comprehensive manner, consistent with UGHE monitoring and evaluation protocol and course assessment criteria.
Graduate-level training that includes significant and diverse research methods experience, especially focused on global health, equity/health disparities, applied biostatistical principles and study design, epidemiology approaches, qualitative and mixed-methods research, and monitoring and evaluation.
Experience teaching and mentoring health science-oriented master’s level research methods students, utilizing active learning approaches.
Experience adapting teaching strategies to accommodate learners of different backgrounds and with different levels of pre-existing content familiarity.
Proficiency in software for statistical analysis (STATA or R preferred).
Proficiency in software for qualitative analysis.
Enthusiasm to work with an academic team to develop and employ diverse pedagogical strategies.
Experience working or teaching in Rwanda and/or other relevant contexts.
Willingness to relocate to Rwanda from September 2018 through May 2019.
Willingness to travel to rural Rwanda for periodic site visits..
Excellent written and spoken English.
Applicants should provide: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) graduate transcripts, (3) a list of relevant courses taught including the student profile, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, (4) a personal statement addressing teaching philosophy and experience working with diverse student populations, (5) at least one example of representative scholarship, e.g. a peer-reviewed article.
Partners In Health, and its subsidiaries including the University of Global Health Equity, is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015 with its flagship degree: Master of Science in Global Health Delivery. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.
UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. In over nearly three decades of operating alongside public sectors in countries around the world, PIH has developed a model to deliver high quality health care to some of the world’s most marginalized communities. Nowhere has this impact been more profound than in Rwanda, where Inshuti Mu Buzima—PIH’s sister organization—and our government partners have driven innovation for a decade.
Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.
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