Arcadia University

Job Overview:

Arcadia University's Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, is accepting applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-eligible faculty position in Public Health at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with consideration for the additional role of department chair. In addition to the 9-month contract, the chair role will involve required summer hours with a stipend. The Department of Public Health at Arcadia University has accredited public health programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Programs offered within the Department include a BSPH with a concentration in Global Health, an undergraduate minor in Global Public Health, MPH with a Community Health concentration, and MPH dual degrees with the Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Counseling programs. An MPH online program is in development with an expected start of summerrn2024. The department and College of Health Sciences, and University have goals centered on achieving health equity; advancing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion; and combatting anti-Black racism.

Responsibilities:

We seek an experienced colleague in academia with a background in public health whose teaching and scholarly expertise include biostatistics, epidemiology, research methods, and health equity. Duties will include teaching courses such as biostatistics, research methods and capstone research, advising graduate and/or undergraduate students, and active research or scholarly innovation preferably with funding. Candidates should have a strong interest in teaching; curriculum development and oversight; student engagement; and faculty and staff assessment, management and development (for chair role). Candidates will have a proven record of teaching excellence at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including online, professional excellence, and scholarly innovation and implementation with funding. Research areas of particular interest include those related to public health and population health, including engaging community and interdisciplinary health programming that seeks benefit among marginalized and minoritized populations. Previous experience in project management and community engagement is recommended.

The chair role will involve:

  • Oversight of the graduate and undergraduate programming in public health, including support of the respective graduate and undergraduate program directors and support staff
  • Implementation and monitoring of any developing programming, including an online MPH and other related initiatives
  • Accreditation responsibility and oversight for graduate and undergraduate programming
  • Overall administration of the department

Qualifications:

Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

  • Terminal degree(PhD, DrPH) in public health or related health field, such as biostatistics, epidemiology or health policy
  • Strong expertise and evidence of teaching and curricular excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level with online and onsite modalities
  • Evidence of teaching and scholarly innovation related in-part to addressing health disparities
  • Evidence of independent, funded, and collaborative research and scholarly innovation
  • Proven leadership and project management experience in the health field or in academia
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Expertise with admissions processes, data management, reporting systems, curricular advancement and accreditation (chair role)

Additional Details:

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A letter describing teaching and leadership experience and philosophy, engagement with students, and areas of continued scholarly work
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A sample of written work
  • Names of three persons who will provide a recommendation. Applications should be submitted by March 31, 2023 to ensure full consideration; review of applications will be considered until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2023 or as soon as possible. Materials should be submitted online through the Arcadia Human Resources portal.

Application Instructions:

  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
  • Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a values-based educational experience by placing students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which cites Arcadia for being among the top study abroad programs and among the "most innovative," and "best value" colleges. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority. Learn more about our vibrant community at www.arcadia.edu.

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that beneļ¬ts from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The successful candidate will demonstrate examples of ways they will incorporate our values in their work.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) are the foundation of our highly regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

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