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Adjunct Instructor, Statistics (School of Social Work)
Simmons University

Date Posted Jan. 31, 2019
Title Adjunct Instructor, Statistics (School of Social Work)
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Summer and Fall 2019
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Adjunct/Clinical Professor
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science

The School of Social Work at Simmons University seeks an adjunct instructor to teach a two-semester doctoral level statistics course in the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 semester. The Summer 2019 term course dates are May 23 - July 25, 2019. Fall 2019 term course dates are September 5 - December 12, 2019.

The courses are weekly; held for 4-hour sessions in the Summer and 3-hour sessions in the Fall; and scheduled to run on Thursdays on campus. Each course will have approximately 8-10 students. Courses are typically taught as a combination of lecture and active classroom learning with hands-on data analysis exercises in class using SPSS and/or STATA.

Course Titles and Descriptions
SW 651: Introduction to Statistics
This course examines fundamental statistics and data analysis techniques appropriate for social work research. Emphasis is on the application of elementary statistical techniques to the research examination process; the steps needed in the process of data analysis; how computers can be used; and in what areas conclusions can be drawn.

SW 652: Introduction to Multivariate Statistics
This course builds on material presented in prior research and statistics courses in the doctoral program, offering students opportunities to acquire more advanced data analysis skills. Two multivariate analysis techniques are emphasized, analysis of variance and multiple regression. With both analytic techniques, the interpretation of findings and the development of conclusions in the areas of practice, policy, and further research are stressed.

  • Candidates should have a Ph.D., preferably in the social sciences
  • Have prior graduate-level teaching experience
  • A record of research that includes higher order quantitative analysis demonstrated through peer-reviewed publication within the past 3 years
  • Fluency in SPSS, STATA or both
  • Strong communication skills

Instructions for Applicants:
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and names of two references to Michelle Putnam, PhD, Professor and Director of the PhD Program at Applicants may be requested to provide supporting materials including publications and prior teaching evaluations if selected for an interview.

The School will interview selected candidates, and applications will be reviewed beginning on February 25th and continue until the position is filled.

As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

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