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Academic Support Specialist

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 23, 2023

Job Details

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world. Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive. Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

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.

Job Qualifications

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.

Job Competencies
  • 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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Job Posting Title:

Academic Support Specialist


School of Public Health


Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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