Epidemiology & Biostatistics: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer

Applications are invited for this post to contribute to teaching in the Master of Science (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) and other postgraduate programmes offered by the Wits School of Public Health (WSPH), development of biostatistical methods and statistical analysis of data arising from research within the School and its partners.

Minimum qualifications: A Master’s (lecturer) or PhD (senior lecturer) in biostatistics, statistics or quantitative epidemiology, research and teaching experience at postgraduate level, excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Publication of articles in peer-reviewed journals is a strong recommendation.


  • Teach biostatistics to postgraduate students in public health;
  • Teach biostatistics short courses and provide statistical consulting and research support to Faculty staff and postgraduate students;
  • Co-ordinate the biostatistics course modules in the WSPH;
  • Co-ordinate MSc students’ research within the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics;
  • Actively participate in postgraduate students’ research supervision;
  • Contribute to the development and expansion of the WSPH research portfolio.

Salary: Within university salary scales and commensurate with skills and experience.

To apply, submit a covering letter detailing specific skills and interests and reasons for wishing to join the WSPH and the NIOH (as applicable), detailed CV with names, addresses and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of three referees, as well as certified copies of degrees to: Ms Philisiwe Tshabalala, HR Officer, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, 2193; Tel: +27(0)11 717-2337.

For more information, contact: Ms Philisiwe Tshabalala, Tel: 011 717 2337; Email: philisiwe.tshabalala@wits.ac.za or Professor Laetitia Rispel, Head, School of Public Health, Tel: 011 717 2543

School website: http://web.wits.ac.za/Academic/Health/PublicHealth/

Closing date: 27 November 2012

The University is committed to employment equity. Preference may be given to appointable applicants from the underrepresented designated groups in terms of the relevant employment equity plans and policies of the University. The University retains the right not to make an appointment and to verify all information provided by candidates.

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