The Temple University College of Public Health, an interdisciplinary college devoted to an innovative educational and research environment that brings an interprofessional and transdisciplinary perspective of health, wellness, and social welfare, invites applications for non-tenure track faculty to teach courses in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences beginning in Fall 2018.
Position and Qualifications. We seek enthusiastic, dedicated public health professionals with a doctorate in public health or a related doctorate. Doctoral-trained applicants with an MPH and a strong record of teaching at the collegiate level are most desirable. Experience in public health practice is desirable, and ideal candidates will also have experience supervising and educating students in public health practice (e.g., internship, service-learning). Primary teaching assignment will be disease prevention and control, program planning, and practicum courses. Demonstrated versatility in teaching a variety of courses, such as health psychology, nutrition, addictions, and health communication is desirable. Experience with online teaching is a plus. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education and professional practice.
The Programs. The BSPH at Temple is among the first in the nation and is highly successful at training entry-level public health professionals and preparing students for graduate school. The program has approximately 375 majors and 75 minors. We also administer a 4+1 BS-MPH program, a Nutrition minor, and MPH and PhD Programs with a specialization in Social & Behavioral Sciences.
The Department. The Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences strives to promote healthy communities and train those who excel in public health practice and research. We are committed to understanding and addressing the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations by leading and engaging in public health education, research, and service, often in collaboration with community partners. We prepare graduates for exciting career paths as community health educators, counselors and practitioners, policy makers and trailblazing researchers. The Department has particular strengths in health behavior change theory and interventions, health communication, child and maternal health, obesity prevention and intervention, and cancer prevention and control. The Department ranks first in the College for research expenditures and is committed to using research to inform instructional content and methods. Faculty members actively collaborate with research and clinical colleagues throughout the College of Public Health as well as the Temple University Hospital, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Philadelphia Public School District, and numerous government and non-profit public health organizations throughout the region.
The College. A CEPH-accredited school of public health, the College of Public Health is a constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession and social work disciplines, enrolling 4,600 students in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in programs, research profile, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other major funders.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry.
Appointment may be made at the non-tenure track ranks of Instructor, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, dependent on qualifications. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically to PHsearch@temple.edu: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) and names and contact information of three individuals who can provide a recommendation about your teaching qualifications; and 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience, interests, and strengths. The search committee will review applications in strict confidentiality beginning immediately. For questions, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sarah Bass at firstname.lastname@example.org.