Arcadia University

Job Overview:

Arcadia University Department of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, practice-track faculty position in Public Health at the Assistant Professor level. 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 summer 2024. 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.


We seek a collaborative colleague with a background in community public health whose teaching and scholarly interests include a diverse area of expertise in public health, including health policy, program planning, research methods, and health equity. This colleague will contribute to the implementation of an online MPH, including teaching for this program as well as for the existing residential MPH and BSPH program and related department needs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This 12-month practice-track position, with a 12-month teaching load, will prioritize teaching, advising and curricular engagement and management. Duties include teaching (for online MPH but also onsite for existing residential MPH and BSPH); mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students; professional, community and College/University service, and maintaining an active program of practice or research.

Candidates should have a strong interest in teaching through varied modalities and strategies, student advising, and student engagement. Candidates whose experiences will contribute significantly to campus goals of greater equity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.


Candidates for the position must meet the following requirements:

  • Terminal degree (PhD, DrPH) in public health or related field;
  • Demonstrated and leading interest and ability in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels;
  • Experience mentoring or advising graduate and undergraduate students;
  • Strong project management experience in the health field;
  • Evidence of independent and collaborative practice and scholarly innovation that can be maintained.

Additional Details:

Applicants should submit the following:

  • a letter describing one's teaching experience and philosophy, engagement with students, and areas of research or practice interest and how this will be maintained;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a sample of written work; and
  • names of three persons who will provide a recommendation.

Applications should be submitted by April 3, 2023 to ensure full consideration; review of applications will be considered until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of June 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

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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