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Chair/Program Director, Master’s in Public Health - Tenure Track
Pace University

Date Posted Dec. 7, 2022
Title Chair/Program Director, Master’s in Public Health - Tenure Track
University Pace University
New York, NY, United States
Department College of Health Professions
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

Pace University is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. To add to our esteemed faculty, Pace University’s College of Health Professions (CHP) is seeking a Full-time Tenure Track Faculty member to join the Health Science Department as Inaugural Chair/ Director of the Master’s of Public Health Program. This position will be appointed at either the Department Chair or Program Director level depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. This position may be based at either the New York City Campus or Westchester Campus located in Pleasantville NY.

About the Master of Public Health: The MPH program will enroll its first cohort in Fall 2023. Course delivery will be both online and in hybrid format. This interdisciplinary and interprofessional program includes faculty from CHP and the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. The MPH program will have a focus on global health inequities, specifically eliminating health inequities in a sustainable manner by addressing the social determinants of health to improve the health and wellbeing of local, national and global populations.

About the Department of Health Science: The growing Department of Health Science, situated at the New York City (downtown) and Pleasantville campuses, is comprised of 5 full-time primary faculty members. The Department’s faculty address pressing public health and global health issues and are recognized both nationally and internationally for their important contributions to scholarship, education, policy, and practice. The Department’s flagship program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Science, educates 250 Health Science students. An MSc in Health Informatics is also slated to begin in Fall 2023. The Department is housed within the College of Health Professions, with faculty members appointed within undergraduate and graduate programs in Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, Communication and Speech Disorders, and Nutrition and Dietetics. The current position offers exceptional opportunities for academic and professional collaboration.

The College believes that the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the excellence of our academic programs. We are seeking a creative and growth-oriented leader with the capacity to build on the College’s existing excellence.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Working with faculty to launch the MPH program and guide faculty through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation process
  • Setting annual program goals and evaluating outcomes
  • Managing program, marketing, and related activities
  • Onboarding and mentoring new faculty
  • Facilitating faculty role development in teaching and scholarship, and supporting their service role, including engagement in professional activities
  • Collaborating with faculty to ensure a quality program and outcomes
  • Leading curriculum reviews of the program to determine and meet success metrics for students, including retention
  • Managing curriculum development, program assessment, program review, and related activities,
  • Addressing student concerns and conducting grade appeals
  • Developing annual teaching schedules for faculty
  • Conducting annual faculty and staff performance reviews
  • Facilitating student recruitment to meet enrollment goals
  • Working collaboratively with the Chair or Program Director of the Health Science Department to enrich public health research and practice opportunities for both Health Science undergraduate and MPH students
  • Working with the Assistant Dean for Finance and Human Resources to plan and manage the academic area budgets
  • Working with the Associate Dean for Administration and Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research for internal and external reporting activities, for example, accreditation reports
  • Representing MPH faculty from both CHP and Dyson College to serve as a liaison with other University units and the larger community, as appropriate
  • Teaching public health courses as appropriate to one’s field of expertise
  • Overseeing the development of capstone projects, mentored research, and innovative experiential learning opportunities

Position Qualifications:

  • Research doctorate in Public Health or relevant field
  • A demonstrated track record of professional experience in higher education administration
  • At least three years of documented successful full-time experience in an academic setting including experience with curriculum development and evaluation
  • A minimum of 3 years of graduate level teaching experience
  • An active research program in an area of Public Health; familiarity with the external funding process and history of securing grant funding
  • Experience with CEPH program accreditation
  • Strong skills in instructional methods, curriculum design and evaluation, including the online delivery of courses
  • Evidence of well-developed management and leadership skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Strong, culturally competent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent writing and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability in transformational and interprofessional leadership

The candidate may be appointed at either the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank and must be tenure eligible. Salary Range is $125k- $150k per year. Please apply at:

About the Pace University      

Ranked in the top 9% of private US colleges that provide the best return on tuition investment, Pace University transforms the lives of its diverse students—academically, professionally, and socioeconomically. Currently, the University enrolls more than 13,000 students in more than 150 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs. Pace University is at the forefront of creating opportunity. Through the convergence of strong academics, experiential learning, and dedicated advising, Pace University empowers its students and positively impacts its communities.

Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

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