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Assistant Teaching Professor

Apply now Job no: 495966
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health

About Drexel 

An academically comprehensive and globally engaged private research university, Drexel University is dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential education. The University’s goal to become “the most civically engaged university in America” drives its work with the City of Philadelphia and diverse community partners. The city of Philadelphia is known for its arts and culture and is home to Fairmount Park, the largest landscaped urban park in the world. Philadelphia is a city of diverse neighborhoods and is ranked as the fifth most walkable major city in the United States.

The Dornsife School of Public Health

The Dornsife School of Public Health is the top ranked public health school in Philadelphia and is ranked among the top 25 schools nationwide. As an urban school of public health with a diverse student body, Dornsife has a unique commitment to public health practice and experiential learning. Founded on the principle of health as a human right, the School focuses on many public health areas but has a special commitment to improving health in cities, eliminating health inequities, and translating evidence into action. The School is committed to anti-racism and to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, and students. As part of a recent new 9-million-dollar gift from Dana and David Dornsife, the School will be launching a new center on racism and population health equity in fall of 2021 and recruiting additional faculty with expertise and focus in the area on racism and health equity.

The Department of Community Health & Prevention

The Department of Community Health and Prevention has 21 full time faculty members and offers an MPH in Community Health and Prevention, an online Master of Science in Global Health, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health and Prevention. It also offers minors in Arts and Community Health, Global Health, Latinx/Immigrant Health, LGBT Health, Maternal and Child Health, Program Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health Ethics and History, and Substance Abuse and Misuse.  It is home to the Council on Black Health, Office of Global Health, and a Health Services Research Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau Catalyst Program. Other relevant Centers at the Dornsife School of Public Health with work that is synergistic with the work of the department include the Urban Health Collaborative and the soon to be launched Center on Racism and Population Health Equity.

Job Summary 

The Dornsife School of Public Health invites applicants for a teaching track Assistant Professor to play a lead role in teaching master’s level and undergraduate core public health courses in the area of community health and prevention, qualitative and mixed methods, and general public health. Key responsibilities of the position will include: (1) teaching core master’s level public health courses face to face and online; (2) teaching additional undergraduate or master’s courses online or in person as needed and based on expertise; and (3) advising master’s students on their applied practice experiences and culminating master’s degree projects.

Essential Functions 

The Dornsife School of Public Health invites applicants for a teaching track Assistant Professor to play a lead role in teaching master’s level and undergraduate core public health courses in the area of community health and prevention, qualitative and mixed methods, and general public health. Key responsibilities of the position will include: (1) teaching core master’s level public health courses face to face and online; (2) teaching additional undergraduate or master’s courses online or in person as needed and based on expertise; and (3) advising master’s students on their applied practice experiences and culminating master’s degree projects.

Required Qualifications 

Master's Degree.

Required Major/Discipline

Applicants are invited with background in any discipline related to public health, such as social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, history and ethics of public health, applied health, health economics, or health communications.

Other Requirements

Teaching experience as an instructor or teaching assistant in a higher education environment

Preferred Qualifications 

Knowledgeable about mixed-methods research in public health, or the history of public health, or public health ethics.
Experience with diverse teaching modalities, including face-to-face and online.

This non-tenure track Assistant Professor (teaching track) appointment at Drexel University is a 12-month position. Initial contract length is 1-2 years and potentially renewable depending on performance and availability of funds. Drexel University is on the quarter system, with ten-week terms. The faculty member will develop and teach both face-to-face and online public health courses (usually six courses per academic year), advise and supervise student work, and participate in other faculty duties. Teaching faculty are expected to spend 20% of their time on specific service activities which will be defined in collaboration with the department chair.

Location

University City- Philadelphia, PA 

Additional Information

The Dornsife School of Public Health strives to build and nurture an institutional culture where inclusiveness across race, gender, sexual orientation, age, social class, immigrant status and ability, is a core value and where difference is respected.  We view diversity and inclusion as critical to our mission and work. Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, disabled individuals, and veterans. Interested candidates should submit materials online through Drexel Careers. Candidates with questions may contact the search committee chair, Janet Fleetwood, at Janet.Fleetwood@drexel.edu. Applications will be reviewed starting June 15, 2021 and accepted until a successful candidate has been identified.  

Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a brief letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae or resume including a list of courses taught, recent course evaluations, and contact information of three current references.  A teaching portfolio is optional at this point.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is as soon as September 2021.

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