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Visiting Instructor - Department of Public Health - Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences

Employer
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Location
UMass Lowell

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Science & Technology, Life Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job no: 514300
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Department of Public Health
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
Applications Open: May 24 2022
Applications Close: Open until filled

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Public Health in the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at University of Massachusetts Lowell welcomes applications for a Visiting Instructor for the 2022-2023 academic year. This role is a one-year visiting post with a 4-4 teaching load, with possible renewal at the end of the year with a positive performance of teaching and service. A successful candidate will teach a variety of courses serving majors and non-majors in the Department. These courses may include Introduction to Public Health, Social Determinants of Health, and Health Policy. The successful candidate will also contribute to the Department through participation in Department, College, and University committees and events, advising undergraduate students, and assisting with recruitment activities. The successful candidate will be expected to begin work on September 1, 2022.

The Department of Public Health is committed to academic excellence. We invite applicants with relevant expertise in the health professions and a history of instructional experience in public health to apply. Applicants recognized for teaching excellence, experience in working with a diverse population, and excellent oral and written communication skills are preferred.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as in curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive and nurturing environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to this goal.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in public health or a related field; a doctoral degree is preferred
  • Strong record of teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level for a range of public health classes. Doctoral degree required to teach doctoral courses
  • Excellence in oral and written communication skills

Additional Considerations:

  • Evidence of ability to work with diverse student and faculty populations
  • Experience in curriculum incorporating Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities
  • Prior accreditation experience with CEPH

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please include the following required documents with your application.

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy and Experience - Please include:
    • description of previous teaching experience with a list of courses taught, and
    • teaching philosophy and style
  • List of courses previously taught in higher education and college/university name.
  • Names and contact information of three professional references will be required during the application process.

Optional Documents:

  • Copy of student evaluations from previous teaching, if available

Organization

Working at University of Massachusetts Lowell

Located in the culturally and historically rich Merrimack.

Valley in northeast Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a vibrant research university that offers its 13,000 students more than 120 bachelor’s, master’s, professional master’s and doctoral degree programs. Exciting opportunities in experiential and service learning, scholarship, community engagement, and international partnerships can be found across the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Engineering; Management; Sciences; School of Health and Environment; and Graduate School of Education.

This is a time of unprecedented growth and opportunity at UMass Lowell. Student enrollment and retention have improved annually. Research funding and alumni giving have increased significantly and the campus has embarked on the construction of two new academic buildings: the Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center and the Health & Social Sciences Building.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Massachusetts Lowell is to enhance the intellectual, personal and cultural development of its students through excellent, affordable educational programs. The University seeks to meet the needs of the Commonwealth today and into the future and supports the development of sustainable technologies and communities through its teaching, research, scholarship and engagement.

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