Director of Public Health Program and Lecturer

UNT Dallas
Dallas, Dallas County
May 02, 2014
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UNT Dallas - the first public institution of higher education in the city - offers faculty and staff the unique opportunity to help shape the character of the 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.

Director of Public Health Program and Lecturer

Job Description Summary:
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Director of Public Health Program and Lecturer, beginning Fall 2014.

The University – the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city – seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university, its core values (virtue, civility, reasoning, and accountability), and its vision to become a highly valued University that will be recognized for its distinctive interdisciplinary approaches to education, for innovative research, and for its commitment to serving Dallas, surrounding communities, and the State of Texas. For more information about the university, go to:

The Director of the Public Health Program reports to the Dean of the Division of Liberal Arts and Life Sciences. We seek an individual who will help shape the development and character of a new public health program at UNTD. The incumbent will be responsible for the recruitment, training, development and evaluation of faculty, solicit Public Health practitioners, clinicians, researchers for guest lecturers, service learning, internships, practica and/or research opportunities. This individual will also be expected to form partnerships with local clinics and hospitals, research laboratories, oversee the development of online courses, develop library resources, and engage in fund development. Other responsibilities include the following:
  • Act as public health student advisor, career advisor; establish academic clubs for public health majors on campus
  • Act as research mentor
  • Administrative oversight of program accreditation with the Council for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Perform all program evaluation and student learning assessments; define program competencies
  • Manage day-to-day operation of a public health program including student recruitment, training development, evaluation of program and faculty, and fundraising
  • Assist in career advising
  • Establish academic clubs for health profession majors on campus
  • Serve as research mentor; organize and execute research day-presentations, posters
The Director will hold the rank of Lecturer and will teach two courses each semester.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in public health or a closely related discipline
  • Five to Ten years’ experience at a comprehensive university
  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in securing grants and other external funding
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching college-level public health courses
  • Academic experience working on a university campus with a culturally diverse population
  • Background in conducting research in public health related, biomedical or aging studies fields
Physical Demands:
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
UNT Dallas seeks an experienced, dynamic, visionary leader with the passion to fulfill the mission of the university.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by submitting:

Submit CV; letter of application outlining the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; contact information for three (3) professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to

For additional information visit or contact Ms. Nancy Srock at or by calling 972-338-1602.

Statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be required. Skype interviews of semi-finalists may be conducted.

Finalists will be required to present a job talk and teaching demonstration.

University of North Texas at Dallas is an AA/ADA/EOE

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Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in Fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to

University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE