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Associate Professor and Chair of Public Health - Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University
Bristol, Rhode Island

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Roger Williams University

The Department of Public Health in the Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences at Roger Williams University invites applications for a full-time position. It is expected that an appointment will be made at the level of associate or full professor. The position encompasses dual roles as professor of undergraduate public health and chair of the department. The administrative component of the position includes scheduling courses, evaluating faculty, managing the departmental budget, leading curriculum assessment, and guiding the development of the Public Health program. The faculty component of the position encompasses teaching required Public Health courses (e.g., Epidemiology, Practicum, Public Health Essentials), as well as specialty courses in one's area of expertise, advising students, engaging in scholarship, and providing departmental, college, university, and professional service. Competitive candidates will possess training and experience that strengthens the program's Bachelor of Science degree offerings. We are seeking a colleague who will play a pivotal leadership role in our pursuit of CEPH accreditation status. Familiarity with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation requirements, and experience with the accreditation process, is highly desired.

Job Requirements:

Candidates must possess educational qualifications and professional experience in public health, with either formal doctoral-level training (PhD, DrPH) in a public health discipline, or an MPH in combination with a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, MD, JD, DVM). Additionally, candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, and research or applied work in public health, commensurate with associate or full professor rank. Candidates should possess university administrative experience leading a department or program, and competitive candidates will be able to show their potential for successfully managing a growing academic program. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is required.

Additional Information:

The RWU Public Health Department is now entering its 6th year and has been expanding steadily in both number of students and course offerings. The Department's faculty are highly collaborative and productive, with expertise across multiple public health disciplines. Currently, the department serves approximately 70 students, and substantial growth is expected in the near term. RWU offers both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Public Health, as well as a Minor, and Core Concentration in Public Health. Our BA program offers two tracks: Health Policy and Administration or Community and Health Equity. The curriculum is largely interdisciplinary, with many opportunities to work across traditional disciplinary lines to enhance the quality and breadth of our students' educational experiences.

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address: [email protected]

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contact information for three references. Please include information about how you would contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity and equity goals in your letter of interest. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; priority review will be given to applications received by January 3, 2022.

For questions about the position please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jacquline Cottle, [email protected]


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