Assistant Professor of Public Health

University of Puget Sound
Public Health

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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Public Health
Location: Public Health
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 6112
Faculty Posting Details Appointment: Assistant Professor of Public Health (non-tenure-line, renewable), to begin in Fall 2022


The University of Puget Sound seeks applications for Assistant Professor of Public Health to begin in Fall 2022. The successful candidate will develop and teach courses in a new Master of Public Health program. The University of Puget Sound MPH program develops student to be competent in public health, with a health equity focus, in order to prepare culturally responsive graduates who will promote health equity and community wellness, and work to prevent injury and illness.

We are interested in candidates with expertise in public health policy, leadership, and/or systems, with a health disparities perspective. Applicants should have documented ability to develop and teach the following courses: Healthcare Systems & Policy; Public Health Leadership and Interprofessional Practices; and Health Disparities and Vulnerable Populations. Depending on the successful candidate’s interest, additional courses could include: Environmental Health, Integrative Learning Experience, Special Topics, or other courses in the MPH program. Standard teaching load for faculty is 6 units per academic year (e.g. three courses per semester). Candidates are also expected to engage in advising, research, and professional development in faculty member’s area of expertise, and contribute to Puget Sound’s institutional mission through program and university service. Candidates are also expected to conduct research that engages with the community and/or provides learning opportunities for students.

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 November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Required Documents:

    Curriculum vitaeLetter of Interest that addresses teaching and research experiences and plansDiversity Statement (see prompt below)A list of names and contract information for three references as a separate document. Please note that you will be asked to provide names and contact information for references within the automated system. Do not put names and contact information here. Please enter “MPH recommendation” as the name and “[email protected]” as the email contact information. References will only be contacted for finalist candidates. For consistency of review across applicants, recommendation letters received prior to the finalist stage will not be considered in the review.
Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.

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 (non-tenure-line; renewable)

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. More information on faculty resources can be found here:

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 all required background checks. All new hires will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.


Working at University of Puget Sound

The University of Puget Sound is an independent residential undergraduate liberal arts college with selected graduate programs building effectively on a liberal arts foundation. The University, as a community of learning, maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction.

The mission of the University is to develop in its students capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. A Puget Sound education, both academic and co-curricular, encourages a rich knowledge of self and others, an appreciation of commonality and difference, the full, open, and civil discussion of ideas, thoughtful moral discourse, and the integration of learning, preparing the University's graduates to meet the highest tests of democratic citizenship. Such an education seeks to liberate each person's fullest intellectual and human potential to assist in the unfolding of creative and useful lives.

The University of Puget Sound campus offers a unique blend of ingredients for immersing yourself in learning: the unparalleled scenery of the Pacific Northwest, traditional Tudor-Gothic architecture, leafy enclaves for quiet study, and common areas infused with an indisputable energy. The campus is just minutes away from downtown Tacoma, with its revitalized waterfront, thriving arts and culture scene, and an eclectic mix of retail shops and restaurants.

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