Lecturer of Public Health

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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting TitleLecturer of Public HealthDepartmentDAL-Public Health-514220College/SchoolJob LocationDallasFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeSalary InformationSalary commensurate with experienceDepartment Summary

At the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences we serve the needs of all students, traditional and non-traditional. We are committed to the values of diversity, creativity, leadership, integrity and lifelong learning. These values are the foundation of the University’s mission to empower students, transform lives, and strengthen communities.
Our faculty excel in teaching, research, and service. The faculty are recognized for their innovative pedagogy and expertise. They are committed to student-centered educational opportunities that provide career-ready skills and lifelong learning. Our curriculum builds foundational knowledge required for all academic degree programs at the University, emphasizing communication skills, analytical reasoning, leadership, and independent thought. The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to innovative programs that prepare our students to compete effectively in a rapidly changing job market or to pursue post-graduate education.

Position Summary

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Public Health, beginning in Fall 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve excellence in teaching and to assist in the further development of the UNT – Dallas Life and Health Sciences Department. UNT-Dallas offers faculty the unique opportunity to help shape the character of a 21st century, learner-focused, comprehensive urban university. The position is non-tenure track.

As a newly established university in a growing sector of Dallas, UNT-Dallas is committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and student success. Founded in 2000, UNT-Dallas has grown from 230 to 4100 students, and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT-Dallas is part of the University of North Texas System, which also includes UNT-Denton and the UNT Health Sciences Center. The UNT Dallas College of Law, located on the UNT System’s downtown campus, began instruction in Fall 2014. The university is fully committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body. For more information about UNT-Dallas, please visit our website at http://www.untdallas.edu/.

The public health major is a growing program at UNT-Dallas. The program offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in public health, with courses taught in both hybrid and fully online modalities. We provide experiential learning opportunities for students in multiple public health sectors and service-learning opportunities throughout the community. The program also includes a student public health club, an Early College High School program, and collaborative relationships with the local public health and health services sectors.

The successful candidate is student-centric, innovative, and energetic. S/he will be expected to support the development of the UNT-Dallas public health department, teach four courses per semester, and participate in service activities (e.g., curriculum development, online course development, student recruiting and advising, program assessment, project development, and program and committee support). We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the public health program by teaching a range of courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, environmental and occupational health, and social and behavioral sciences.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:
•Doctorate (e.g., DrPH or Ph.D.) in any public health specialty (e.g., general public health, epidemiology, health services, health promotion, etc.) from a CEPH-accredited school or program.
•Demonstrated capacity to teach core public health courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, environmental and occupational health, and social and behavioral sciences.
•Interest in the development/delivery of online courses (Canvas LMS).
•Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
•Demonstrated experience teaching a variety of core public health courses, including biostatistics, epidemiology, and health promotion.
•Experience in development/delivery of online courses (Canvas LMS)
•Experience mentoring undergraduate research students
•Academic experience working on a university campus with a culturally diverse population, including first-generation, Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Required License / Registration / CertificationPhysical RequirementsSitting, Standing, Walking, Writing, Talk or Hear, Carrying, Lifting up to 25 poundsArea of SpecialtySecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to http://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com/. For additional information, visit http://unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com or contact Dr. William Garner, Search Committee Chair at [email protected] A statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested. Skype interviews with semi-finalists may be conducted. Finalists will be required to present an on-campus teaching demonstration.

For best consideration, applications should be received by Monday, November 30, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • Do you have a doctorate (e.g., DrPH or Ph.D.) in any public health specialty (e.g., general public health, epidemiology, health services, health promotion, etc.) from a CEPH-accredited school or program?
  • Do you have demonstrated the capacity to teach core public health courses?
  • Do you have an interest in teaching courses delivered through Canvas (Learning Management System)?

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Graduate Transcript
Optional Documents

Quicklink for Postinghttp://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/40120Position End Date (if temporary)Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of Names and Contact Information for 3 references
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 10/17/2020
    Application Due: 1/15/2021
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