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Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health :FF204A

Company:
Arcadia University
Job Location:
Glenside, 19038
Category:
Public and Environmental Health
Type:
Full-Time

Job Description: Arcadia University's Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, is accepting applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-eligible faculty position in Public Health at the Assistant or Associate Professor level also with the role of department chair. This is a 9-month contract, but the chair role will involve required summer hours with a stipend.

The Department of Public Health at Arcadia University has accredited public health programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Programs offered within the Department include a BSPH with a concentration in Global Health; an undergraduate minor in Global Public Health; MPH with a Community Health concentration; MPH dual degrees with the Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Counseling programs; and newly launching (Summer 2024) online MPH and Health Equity certificate. The department and College of Health Sciences, and University have goals centered on achieving health equity; advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; and combating anti-Black racism. A typical 9- month faculty role involves advising expectations and a 3(fall):3(spring) course load, and the chair position involves course release(s) and/or stipend.

Applications should be submitted by March 18, 2024, to ensure full consideration; review of applications will be considered until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of Fall semester 2024 or as soon as possible. Materials should be submitted online through the Arcadia human resources portal.

Location: Glenside

Responsibilities:

  • We seek an experienced colleague in academia with a background in public health whose teaching and scholarly expertise include biostatistics, health policy, research methods, and health equity.
  • Duties will include teaching courses such as biostatistics, research methods, health policy, or capstone research, advising graduate and/or undergraduate students, and active research or scholarly innovation with funding.
  • Candidates should have a strong interest in teaching; curriculum development and oversight; student engagement; faculty and staff assessment and development; and department/program management.
  • Candidates will have a proven record of teaching excellence at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including online, professional excellence, and scholarly innovation and implementation.
  • Research areas of interest include those related to public health and population health, including engaging community and interdisciplinary health programming that seeks benefit among marginalized and minoritized populations.
  • Previous experience in project management and community engagement is recommended.
  • The chair role will involve:
    • Broad oversight of the graduate and undergraduate programming in public health, including the respective graduate and undergraduate program directors and support staff.
    • Curriculum management and support of faculty excellence in teaching.
    • Implementation and monitoring of any developing programming, including the online MPH, Health Equity certificate, and other graduate or undergraduate initiatives;
    • Accreditation responsibility and oversight for graduate and undergraduate programming and coordination with directors
    • Overall administration of the department.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:
    • Terminal degree (PhD, DrPH) in public health or related health field.
    • Strong expertise and evidence of teaching and curricular excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate level with online and/or onsite modalities.
    • Evidence of teaching and scholarly innovation related in-part to addressing health disparities.
    • Evidence of independent, funded (preferred), and collaborative research and scholarly innovation.
    • Proven leadership and project management experience;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Expertise with admissions processes, data management, reporting systems, curricular advancement and accreditation.

Application Instructions:

  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
  • Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.
  • Applicants should submit the following:
    • A letter describing teaching and leadership experience and philosophy, engagement with students, and areas of continued scholarly work;
    • A curriculum vitae
    • A sample of written work (e.g., publication)
    • Names of three persons who will provide a recommendation.
    • Applications should be submitted by March 18, 2024, to ensure full consideration; review of applications will be considered until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of Fall semester 2024 or as soon as possible. Materials should be submitted online through the Arcadia human resources portal.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a values-based educational experience by placing students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which cites Arcadia for being among the top study abroad programs and among the "most innovative," and "best value" colleges. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority. Learn more about our vibrant community at www.arcadia.edu.

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that benefits from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

We welcome candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, service, and/or lived experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The successful candidate will include a statement of interest demonstrating examples of ways they will incorporate our values. in their teaching and scholarly work through application, methodology, content, and/or inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds pursuing research/creative work.

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