Temple University’s College of Public Health is leading a new movement to reimagine the future of public health. Through transdisciplinary research and interprofessional education, our students, staff and faculty embrace public health as a catalyst for individual and community change in pursuit of the common good. The College seeks candidates experienced in teaching undergraduate introductory public health courses to join the faculty in Spring Semester 2019.
Qualifications. We seek applicants with a graduate degree in public health or relevant discipline with a preference for persons with an earned doctorate. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate programs, particularly in introductory courses in public health. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education and professional practice. Rank (instructor, assistant, associate, or full professor) will be determined based on previous experience. Depending on qualifications and background, the Lead Instructor’s home department will be Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Services Administration and Policy, or Social and Behavioral Sciences. The initial appointment will be for one year, but longer-term appointments of up to five years are available for faculty demonstrating effective and excellent teaching and service.
The Course. Required of all undergraduate students, “Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play” is an introductory public health course providing all students with a foundational understanding of the core areas of public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health policy, and social and behavioral sciences. The courses includes a range of interactive exercise and exploration of core concepts in public health through the use of case studies. There are 10-11 sections reaching almost 700 students in fall and spring semesters. Each section of the course has capacity for 63 students and includes support of a teaching assistant. In addition to teaching three sections each semester, the Lead Instructor will be responsible for coordinating content and course modifications with the other course instructors as well as work with the Assistant Director of Assessment and Accreditation on evaluation across sections. In addition, the Lead Instructor will be responsible for faculty section assignments and seeking adjunct instructors, as needed.
The College. The College of Public Health is comprised of eight public health and health professions departments and a School of Social Work that enroll 4,600 students. The College, fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health as a school of public health, has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, interprofessional education, research funding, and interdisciplinary collaboration. CPH’s research portfolio includes behavioral, social and environmental inquiries, medical interventions, and basic science. Particular research strengths include obesity, cancer, mental health, aphasia and other language disorders, HIV/AIDS, organ and tissue donation, and aging. In addition, a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice is being launched.
The College has the highest level of extramural funding per faculty member and second highest amount of total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at Temple University. Much of this research support comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense as well as a wide range of foundations. CPH faculty collaborate with the Center for Public Health Law Research, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Temple University Health System and other area health care systems.
The University. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Applicants & Nominees. Send a letter of interest describing your teaching and other relevant experience and curriculum vita along with a list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
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