Community Health Specialist, Temporary Instructor

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Location: Newark, DE

University of Delaware

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

College of Health Sciences

Community Health Specialist, Temporary Instructor


Full-time, 12-month instructor, temporary appointment, renewable up to three years


This position is jointly supported by the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and Health Sciences (CHS), with 75% of the responsibilities allocated to CANR and 25% to CHS.

The CANR responsibilities are to provide statewide leadership and expertise in: (a) health and wellness programming efforts for the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension; (b) community engagement efforts for the Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health Initiative; and, (c) growing the Cooperative Extension focus on the One Health Initiative as it develops between multiple colleges across the University.

The CHS responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses and supervising internships and practicums in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition. This instruction may be integrated with the efforts of the Cooperative Extension portion of the position.


MS required, PhD or DrPH preferred in Public Health, Health Promotion, Community Health or a closely related field

Two or more years of demonstrated work experience in community capacity building and coalition development

  • Ability to work in a grant-funded environment and to build a grant portfolio around community engagement in health
  • Experience in teaching and supervising student experiential learning
  • Scholarly work demonstrating an emphasis on health and wellness at a community level
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; highly organized and ability to multi-task
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and experience with statistical software


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., and with a railroad station in town, the University is a Land Grant, Sea rant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than three percent of the degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. The University of Delaware has been recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America's best universities to work for. The following links provide additional related information:

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources:

College of Health Sciences:

Cooperative Extension:

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application, including a statement describing their leadership philosophy and how they would be a good fit for this position. Applicants should also provide contact information for three references in one document and a curriculum vita as a single pdf document through the online application system ( Candidate's applications will not be shared beyond the search committee until they are selected to move beyond the initial screening phase. Applicants will be notified before references are contacted. For inquiries, contact: Sarah Bercaw, Search Committee Chair, 302-831-8131 (

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act ("DDEA") prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible. The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

The DDEA also provides for reasonable accommodations of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the university. An employee need not be disabled to request such an accommodation. If you have a known limitation related to pregnancy that impacts your ability to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of your job, please inform your supervisor so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation. Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation as soon as the need arises and prior to any performance issues. Employees will not be retaliated against for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.


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