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 College seeks candidates experienced in teaching introductory undergraduate public health courses to join the faculty in Spring 2020.
Qualifications. We seek applicants with a graduate degree in public health or relevant discipline with a preference for persons with an earned doctorate. The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching and experience in undergraduate education, particularly in introductory public health courses. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education and professional practice. Rank (instructor, assistant, associate, or full professor) will be determined based on previous experience. Depending on qualifications and background, the Lead Instructor’s home department will be Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Services Administration and Policy, or Social and Behavioral Sciences. The initial appointment will be for one year, but longer-term appointments of up to five years are available for faculty demonstrating effective and excellent teaching and service.
The Course. Required of all undergraduate students in the College, "Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play" is an introductory public health course providing all students with a foundational understanding of the core areas of public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health policy, and social and behavioral sciences. The course includes a range of interactive exercise and exploration of core concepts in public health through the use of case studies, interactive exercises and real-world applications. The course is composed of large lecture for content delivery and small group recitation sections with Teaching Assistants (TAs) for more in-depth engagement with the material. The Lead Instructor will be responsible for teaching the large lecture as well as initial training and ongoing coordination of the TAs. The Lead Instructor will also work with the Assistant Director of Assessment and Accreditation on evaluation of the course. The Lead instructor will spend approximately 75% effort teaching and 25% on course coordination and administration.
The College. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for academic programming and research, the College of Public Health, a CEPH-accredited school of public health, is a constellation of academic units of public health, social work and health profession disciplines, enrolling 4,300 students. 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, Department of Defense, and other major funders. The College has recently launched a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice.
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 in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research centers including CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.
Applicants & Nominees. Send a letter of interest describing your teaching and other relevant experience and curriculum vita along with a list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.