Assistant Adjunct Professor in Public Health and Health Equity (Full Time)

Job description

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Biology
Locations:: Oakland, CA
Posted:: Nov 1, 2018
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Exempt

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

The Mills College Public Health and Health Equity Program (PHE) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Adjunct Professor in Public Health and Health Equity. The successful candidate will possess deep expertise in Health Equity and evidence of excellent teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students. This Professor will be responsible for teaching five courses per year plus academic advising and directing the PHE Program as well as coordinating the Health Navigators internship program and liaising with external partners such as Highland Hospital. Teaching will include: Introduction to Public Health, Theories and Praxis of Health Equity, Senior Seminar in PHE, and other courses related to the successful candidate's field of expertise.

This is a one academic year renewable contract position to begin in August 2019.

The PHE Program at Mills College was founded in 2016 and educates a very diverse group of emerging leaders including many first-generation students, students of color, queer students, and students with a variety of gender identities. Mills students are engaged learners with interest and experience in social justice work and activism. The PHE Program highlights community engaged learning opportunities, creative intellectual work, and close mentorship with students.


Candidates should have:

  • A Ph.D. or M.D., or, with appropriate experience, a M.P.H. as well as a professional focus on Health Equity.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses
  • Exceptional pedagogical and mentoring skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to work with a diverse and dynamic student population

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt position with an FTE of 1.0. Salary is commensurate with experience, ranging from $55K to $60K per year, and] includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period. Faculty members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit:

  • Cover letter outlining teaching and health equity experience, as well as teaching and research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Supporting materials relevant to teaching experience (e.g., teaching evaluations, course syllabi) - please note that you can only upload 6 additional "other" documents.
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Screening will begin November 19; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




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Posted: 12/26/2018
Application Due: 5/6/2019
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