Assistant Professor in Public Health

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Job Title: Assistant Professor in Public Health
Location: Public Health
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 5681
Faculty Posting Details Appointment: On-going Assistant Professor of Public Health, to begin in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022

Responsibilities: The University of Puget Sound seeks applications for an on-going Assistant Professor of Public Health to begin in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in a new Master of Public Health program. Standard teaching load is 6 units per academic year (three courses per semester). Candidates are also expected to engage in advising, research and professional development in faculty member’s area of expertise, and participate in serving Puget Sound’s institutional mission.

We are interested in candidates with expertise in either a combination of or one of the following areas: (1) public health, health policy and/or systems, or (2) health promotion and/or behavior. Applicants should have documented ability to develop and teach courses in some combination of the following: health systems, health policy, public health leadership, public health ethics, program development and evaluation, health campaigns, health behavior, qualitative research methods, and general public health or special topics areas of interest. Depending on interest and expertise, the faculty member may serve as the practicum director as part of their teaching workload.

Qualifications: Doctorate or PhD (ABD considered) in a public health, health systems, health policy, or closely related field.

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin on March 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Required Documents:

    Letter of interestCurriculum vitaeTeaching statementResearch statementDiversity statement (see prompt below)Three (3) letters of reference. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will automatically email these reference providers to request a letter.
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

Optional Documents:

  • Teaching Evaluations
Applicant's Diversity Statement:

As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant’s diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound’s current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicant's can express their qualification:

    Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity;Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university’s DSP;Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one’s effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

About Puget Sound:

The mission of the University of Puget Sound is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, residential, national undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing students from virtually every state and several countries. 65% of students live on the 97 acre campus and the remainder typically live within a mile in the surrounding neighborhood. A low student-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching. The university offers 1,200 courses in more than 50 areas of study, numerous experiential learning opportunities, 23 D-III varsity sports, and extensive co-curricular and leadership opportunities. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. In 2012, Puget Sound was named as one of 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.

Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy,

University Diversity Statement

    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
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: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time