Director of Masters in Public Health Program

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Director of Masters in Public Health Program
University of Puget Sound

The University of Puget Sound seeks an energetic and visionary Director to launch and lead a new Masters in Public Health program, including the process to attain accreditation with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The Puget Sound MPH includes key components aligned with social justice and community engagement, and aligns with institutional mission as articulated in Leadership for a Changing World strategic plan. The program will serve a regional need for quality public health care through well-trained professionals, and complement the University's other strong health-related graduate programs in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Counseling. Our highly-regarded undergraduate sciences programs also provide opportunities in areas in which to build the program.

The first Director of the MPH program will refine the approved curriculum, recruit students and faculty to the program, and forge key community relationships with regional health care providers. This opportunity invites qualified applicants who have a desire to creatively develop and thoughtfully lead a new graduate program at a nationally-ranked liberal arts university in the Seattle-Tacoma region.

The Director of the Master of Public Health Program is a full-time tenure-line position to begin August 2020 for the 2020-21 academic year in a newly approved public health program that will commence its inaugural cohort in Fall 2021. The first year will prepare the program and recruit students to enter in Fall 2021; in subsequent years, the Director will have a 2 units administrative and 4 units teaching load.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate in public health related field, preferably from a CEPH-accredited program OR doctorate in a related field. Employment as full-time faculty member (with experience teaching and mentoring MPH students) OR as a public health practitioner for a minimum of 3 years. Demonstrated administrative and/or leadership experience in public health, with CEPH expertise preferred. Demonstrated leadership or experience in public health settings and demonstrated understanding of working with diverse populations. Research interests or professional experience in evidence-based, culturally responsive interventions preferred. Commitment to a university based on the principles of the liberal arts.

Apply: To review the full announcement, including required documents, and apply online please click here, or visit Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials by October 6, 2020 to ensure full consideration.

About the University of Puget Sound: Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. In addition to its undergraduate programs, Puget Sound offers four graduate programs. In addition, Counseling, Health, & Wellness Services offers two different graduate initiatives: theDoctoral Psychology InternshipandPracticum Counselor Training. Visit “About Puget Sound” to learn more about the college.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

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Posted: 9/28/2020
Application Due: 11/28/2020
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