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Assistant Professor of Population Health (req18168)

University of New Mexico
Job Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Public and Environmental Health
Posting Number

Employment Type: Faculty

Faculty Type

Hiring Department
COPH Deans Office (304A)

Academic Location
College of Population Health

Benefits Eligible
The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

Position Summary

The University of New Mexico, College of Population Health (COPH) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Population Health, educator track, tenure track faculty member for the College of Population Health (COPH).

The COPH at the University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center, serves New Mexico's communities, government and non-profit agencies, businesses and health-related organizations. The College and the Health Sciences Center have deep connections to our diverse Native, Latino/Hispanic and African American communities, with missions to improve the health and health equity of low income, underrepresented minority, and other vulnerable populations. We welcome applicants interested in working with stakeholders from our multiple partners in health care systems, public health agencies, government agencies, tribes and non-profit organizations.

The COPH houses two education programs: the Bachelor of Science in Population Health (BSPH) and the Master of Public Health (MPH).

The BSPH Program represents a liaison between the study of health care systems, epidemiology, health policy, interventions, and law with an emphasis on prevention and wellness in communities. The BSPH major, UNM's newest undergraduate major, is the essence of trans-disciplinary science and is not solely the combination of multiple disciplines. It incorporates training and skills in a new science focused on answering complex questions about the sources of health and the causes of illness and disability.

The MPH Program promotes an advanced trans-disciplinary and comprehensive approach to research, interventions, practice, and policy to address health problems from a social justice perspective. Concentrations include epidemiology; community health interventions; and health systems, services, and policy. It offers students many opportunities to practice public health skills in communities and organizations. The program also fosters critical thinking about issues addressed by the students, who have backgrounds in a broad range of social science, biomedical science and clinical disciplines. The MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The College is projected to soon offer a PhD in Health Equity Sciences.

The position will be full-time faculty member. The position will be responsible for working closely with staff and faculty to ensure a culture of professionalism, trust, and sustainable growth.

Additionally, the position will be responsible for:

  • Developing and teaching population health undergraduate courses with potential for growth teaching master's and doctoral students.
  • Participating on committees within COPH, UNM Health Sciences Center, New Mexico communities and professional associations at state and national levels.

Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's experience.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Social Work and an MPH. 
  • Experience teaching population health courses in program evaluation and assessment and planning at the undergraduate level.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with undergraduate/graduate level population health curriculum development in program planning, community needs assessment, evaluation, and maternal child health with established teaching excellence.
  • Expertise in community health, community-based interventions, community collaborations, health equity and social determinates of health through the delivery of interactive and experiential learning teaching methods. 
  • Expertise in delivering population health online/remote, hybrid, and in-person courses.
  • Experience advising and mentoring students leading to student growth opportunities and student success.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  • Experience directing an undergraduate education program while working within a collaborative education leadership team.
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Please submit your CV, cover letter, and teaching evaluations.

For Best Consideration
For best consideration, please apply by 12/10/2021. This position will remain open until filled.

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