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Assistant/Associate Professor in Global Health Studies (tenure-track)

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Allegheny College
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Meadville, PA

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Global Health Studies (tenure-track) September 29th 2023
Tagged: Global Health Studies

ROLE TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor in Global Health Studies (tenure-track)

Summary of the Position

The interdisciplinary program in Global Health Studies at Allegheny College is accepting applications for a tenure-track position at Assistant or Associate Professor rank beginning in August 2024. Candidates must have a PhD, DrPH, or terminal degree and demonstrated experience in qualitative approaches to health using ethnographic methods, with a background in health/medical sociology, health geography, medical anthropology, or other related fields. Global Health Studies at Allegheny College encompasses both domestic and international perspectives working in an interdisciplinary environment with students and colleagues. Our program underscores the environmental and structural determinants of health as well as the ethical and cultural dimensions of health and health policy.

Teaching responsibility is 6 course equivalencies per year and will include participation in the core Global Health Studies courses, senior thesis advising, campus-wide writing & speaking seminars, and upper-level course(s) in an area of global health specialty. Candidates must demonstrate: (a) a commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, and (b) expertise in public health at the local and/or global scale. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, ongoing scholarship, and professional development. Excellent teaching and research facilities are available. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to contribute to a future post-graduate certificate and/or master’s program that builds on the college’s commitment to the liberal arts and rich interdisciplinary programming.

Global Health Studies at Allegheny College is the nation’s first undergraduate major / minor global health program at a liberal arts institution. Created with generous support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, it is a leader in undergraduate global health education. Allegheny is also a national leader in sustainability. It was the eighth institution of higher education in the United States to achieve carbon neutrality, highlighting more than twenty years of commitment to address the impacts of climate change, one of the world’s most pressing public health challenges.

THE HIRING PROCESS

Send application materials (cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, a diversity statement (describing how you have/could incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service), CV, list of three references, and list and brief description of the courses of interest) as a single PDF file (not to exceed 10 pages) to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 North Main Street, Meadville PA 16335 or by email to employment@allegheny.edu. Review of applications will begin Oct 22, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

ALLEGHENY COLLEGE

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching.

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Visit the Allegheny College Web Site at www.allegheny.edu and the Global Health Studies department webpage at https://allegheny.edu/academics/programs/global-health-studies.

posted 09/29/2023

Organization

Working at  Allegheny College

Our Mission

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. 

Statement of Community

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

History - 200 Years

Founded in 1815, Allegheny College ranks among the oldest 1% of colleges and universities and is the 32nd oldest college in the United States. Perhaps as many as 100 colleges were established and failed before the Civil War. Allegheny is one of the hardy survivors that testify daily to the determination and vision of those early pioneers of higher education in America.

Allegheny is situated in Meadville, Pa., which was established in 1788 in the French Creek Valley, astride the route traversed by George Washington on his journey to Fort LeBoeuf a generation earlier. In 1815, Meadville was still a raw frontier town of about 400 settlers, of whom an unusually large number had come from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They dreamed of a college that might bring the educational opportunities of New England to the frontier. The Rev. Timothy Alden was recruited to take on the task, and two months after his arrival in April 1815, Allegheny was established-with Alden as its first president. 

Within half a dozen years, Alden succeeded in attracting sufficient funds to begin building a campus, having traveled throughout the eastern states seeking support for a planned library and classroom building. The need of a building to house a library led to the construction, in the 1820s, of Bentley Hall, today a leading example of early American architecture. Designed by Alden, this handsome structure still crowns the hill on which the campus is located. It is named in honor of Dr. William Bentley, who donated his outstanding private library to the College.

Each year, as part of the Commencement ceremony, seniors march through the doors of historic Bentley Hall toward the adventures that await them. In 2015, Allegheny will celebrate its 200-year history and the extraordinary futures of the graduating Bicentennial Class of 2015.

[Contains excerpts from "Through All the Years: A History of Allegheny College"
by Jonathan E. Helmreich, Emeritus Professor of History and College Historian]

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