Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Faculty Posted On: Fri Feb 15 2019 Job Description:
The Department of Nutrition and Public Health at the University of Saint Joseph is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health to begin August 2019. The department offers undergraduate programs in public health major, dietetics, health science, a nutrition and wellness track, a post-graduate accredited dietetic internship, and online master's degrees in nutrition, and Public Health (MPH) program to begin in Fall, 2020. Faculty within the department also conduct research with several active funded grants.
The person in this position will join the faculty of the Nutrition and Public Health Department. As Director of the Masters in Public Health Program, this faculty will provide leadership and administrative guidance to implement the graduate public health program, and in conjunction with the Director of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program, fulfill requirements to seek future accreditation with the Council on Education in Public Health. The Director is also responsible for program reports, program curriculum, procurement and management of resources, management of preceptorships, and student advisement. This faculty will teach both undergraduate on-campus and graduate online classes with the goal of preparing highly qualified public health practitioners. Responsibilities as a USJ Professor comprise active participation in department, school, and university activities and committees. In accordance with the University's mission, faculty members are also responsible for advancing development in pedagogy, scholarship, mentoring student research, and service to the university and affiliated communities.
Qualifications include an earned Dr.P.H or Ph.D in public health or a related field. Candidates with a clinical doctorate and M.P.H. will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have experience in on-campus and online teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level, previous experience working in the public health field, and experience in program administration. Research or practice experience in epidemiology, infectious or chronic disease, biostatistics, health policy and administration, occupational health or a related field, with demonstrated potential for grant funded scholarship, community engagement, and publications, are preferred. Candidates should have experience and skills necessary to work with an increasingly diverse student body and neighboring communities.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.