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Assistant Professor

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Department of Indigenous Health, Assistant or Associate Professor, Position #00016717
Compensation and Appointment
  • Position: Assistant or Associate Professor, based on education and experience
  • Compensation: $110,000+/year; commensurate with qualifications
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, and tuition waiver. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Twelve-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment with University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Indigenous Health
Job Summary and Responsibilities
This position will work in close collaboration with the Indigenous Health Department Chair, PhD Director, and other faculty and staff to advance the Indigenous Health Department.
Teaching and Advising
UND Indigenous Health PhD courses are taught in synchronous formats using tele-video technologies via Zoom. Blackboard is the teaching platform. This position will serve as the
Primary Instructor for two PhD core courses.
Courses to teach will include:
  • IH 745: Indigenous Leadership & Ethics (Lead Instructor)
  • PH 766: CBPR & Tribally Driven Research Frameworks (Co- Instructor)
  • PH 583/IH 783: American Indian Health Policy (Co- Instructor); and
  • IH 784: Indigenous Health Policy (Lead Instructor)
  • Student Advising and other courses as appropriate.
Will serve as a co-instructor or guest lecturer for other Indigenous Health PhD courses.
Mentor PhD students and serve as an academic advisor.


  • Develop an Indigenous Health Research portfolio
  • Collaborate with Indigenous health faculty on developing externally funded projects based on professional expertise.
  • Work with graduate students and create research assistantship opportunities.
  • Write and submit grants.


  • Service includes contribution to the institution/school/department (e.g. committees), to the profession (e.g. professional organizations), and to the community (e.g. boards, etc.).

This position will provide teaching, research, and service in a manner consistent with Indigenous Health Department values and vision. It is encouraged that this position will generate 30-50% of salary from external sources for research and creative activity by the end of the first year.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Terminal degree in a public health discipline, medicine, psychology, research methods, health systems, health administration, or related field.
  • Demonstrated track record of teaching college-level courses; or demonstrates potential to successfully teach Indigenous Health courses.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in using distance technologies for communications (webinars, online modules, or televideo, etc.).
  • Demonstrated track record of research grant acquisition and management or demonstrates potential to successfully apply for funding.
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience teaching at the graduate level.
  • MPH degree in addition to terminal degree.
  • Relevant publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • PI experience with externally funded research.
  • Experience working with tribal, rural, or other underserved populations.

To Apply: Must apply online at and must include the following materials:
1. Letter of interest
2. Current curriculum vita
3. Contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on June 8, 2022.

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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