Temple University’s College of Public Health is leading a new movement to reimagine the future of public health. Through transdisciplinary research and interprofessional education, our students, staff and faculty embrace public health as a catalyst for individual and community change in pursuit of the common good. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty member to teach courses in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health and MPH and PhD Programs beginning in Spring Semester 2019 or Fall Semester 2019.
Position and Qualifications. We seek enthusiastic, dedicated public health professionals with an earned doctorate in public health (DrPH) or a related doctorate. An earned doctorate with an MPH and a strong record of teaching at the collegiate level is most desirable. Demonstrated versatility in teaching a variety of courses, such as disease prevention, program planning, addictions, health communication, and health education, is desirable. Experience with online teaching is a plus. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education and professional practice.
Appointment may be made at the non-tenure instructional track ranks of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, dependent on qualifications. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
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 300 majors and 65 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. Our 19 faculty strive to promote healthy communities and train students to 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. Our robust BSPH program, live and online MPH programs, and a PhD Program in Social & Behavioral Science prepares graduates for exciting career paths as community health educators, counselors and practitioners, policy makers and trailblazing researchers. The Department has particular research strengths in health behavior change theory and interventions; health communication; child and maternal health; organ and tissue donation; obesity prevention and intervention; and cancer prevention, control and survivorship. 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 in the College of Public Health as well as the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, the CPH Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and many other government and non-profit public health organizations.
The College. Social and Behavioral Sciences is one of 9 academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines enrolling 4,600 students in in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College, fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health as a school of public health, has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, interprofessional education, research funding, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The School of Social Work is an active participant in the College’s research portfolio that includes behavioral, social and environmental inquiries, medical interventions, and basic science. Particular research strengths include obesity, cancer, mental health, aphasia and other language disorders, HIV/AIDS, organ and tissue donation, and aging. In addition, a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice is being launched.
The College has the highest level of extramural funding per faculty member and second highest amount of total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at Temple University. Much of this research support comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense as well as a wide range of foundations. CPH faculty collaborate with the Center for Public Health Law Research, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Temple University Health System and other area health care systems.
The University. Temple University 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 in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center.
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 about the positions, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sarah Bass at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.