Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Health

Location
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Posted
Oct 13, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

 

Join a vibrant campus community and a highly collaborative department at West Chester University whose excellence is reflected in its faculty and student diversity and success. The Department of Health is collegial, goal orientated, and emphasizes shared decision-making among faculty. Its work is rooted in values of solidarity, social justice and equity. The Department of Health is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health to join our undergraduate public health program and CEPH accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This 9-month tenure-track position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. West Chester University is an active member of APSCUF and abides by the Collective Bargaining Agreements between APSCUF and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The starting date will be August 2021.

Responsibilities and Expectations

The Department of Health has a Teacher-Scholar model that emphasizes a commitment to diversity and inclusion in our teaching, research, and service. Faculty teach a 4:4 blended undergraduate and graduate load (three maximum preps per semester) through distance education and face-to-face format.

The candidate chosen for the position is expected to effectively fulfill teaching and advising, research, and service responsibilities. Teaching: Teach face-to-face and distance education courses. The successful candidate should be qualified to teach current courses in the department and is expected to develop new courses related to their interests and program needs. Advising undergraduate and graduate Public Health students pertaining to academic curricula and professional careers is also an expectation for this position. Research: Establish and sustain an active, research program involving undergraduate and/or graduate students. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a commitment to engage in funded scholarship activities that result in peer-reviewed presentations and publications.

Service: Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate in Public Health (DrPH, PhD, ScD, etc.) or other public health related discipline (e.g. social or behavioral sciences) required. ABD at time of application will be considered but applicants must complete all degree requirements prior to the employment start date. A commitment to learning online teaching software and pedagogy to effectively deliver instruction via distance education to undergraduate and graduate students. Ability to teach at an alternative site. Priority areas of expertise include one or more of the following:

· Research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative)

· Disaster/emergency management

· Program planning and evaluation

· Health disparities/health equity

Finalists must successfully complete the interview process, teaching demonstration, and research presentation. Three professional references with contact information are to be provided with the application.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level public health courses. Professional experience in one of the priority areas of expertise is also preferred. MPH/MS from a CEPH accredited program.

Special Instructions:

1. Cover letter expressing interest in the position

2. Current Curriculum Vitae

3. Diversity Statement (statement on how applicant would promote diversity and equity through teaching, scholarship, and service)

4. Teaching Statement

5. Evidence of Effective Teaching

6. Names, affiliations, and phone numbers of three professional references on Curriculum Vitae (references will be contacted during the search process)

7. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (pdf suggested); official transcripts will be requested of those candidates invited for campus interview.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please submit the above documents as separate files in pdf. Applications from those who do not have a doctorate in one of the required fields will not be processed. Applications are accepted online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. No fax, e-mail, or paper applications will be accepted.

Review of online applications will begin on December 1, 2020. The position is open until filled.

Diversity Statement:

West Chester University is committed to the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic plan, Building on Excellence (http://www.wcupa.edu/StrategicPlanning/ ). Ideal candidates should have experience working with students from different backgrounds, including but not limited to, socioeconomic, cultural/ethnic, abilities, academic, and geographic. Candidates should also demonstrate pedagogical techniques to promote diversity and inclusion in the classroom. As part of your application for a tenure-track faculty position, we have requested a Diversity Statement. This request highlights our Departmental and University commitment to promote diversity and inclusiveness and to cultivate a campus environment that is welcoming to all. We expect that each applicant's statement will be unique, as informed by their own experiences and goals. Some issues you might address in a 1-2 page statement include the following: (1) How have you supported diversity and inclusion in your interactions with others in classroom and research environments? (2) What have you done to help students from diverse communities (such as underrepresented minorities, non-traditional, LGBTQ, veteran, rural, and/or first generation) succeed, including any programs for these students that you have participated in? (3) Describe your commitment to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity at WCU. In particular, how might you contribute to our current diversity initiatives, and do you have any other ideas to help promote equity on our campus

West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

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