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Contract Assistant or Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health
University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

Date Posted Jun. 4, 2021
Title Contract Assistant or Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health
University University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Department Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date January 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology

The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health seeks applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor (non-tenure-track) position to begin January, 2022. This position will contribute to teaching, advising, and program administration primarily in our Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Masters in Public Health (MPH) program which has over 20 program faculty and more than 80 MPH students. The Division has a Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health ( that is engaged in workforce development and provides training opportunities to students and members of community-based organizations and public health agencies.

The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues from historically marginalized backgrounds and experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH and the Division seek to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.

About the Job
Primary responsibilities are related to teaching and training, including:

1) Teaching multiple (in-person, online, and/or hybrid) graduate courses in maternal and child health per year, specifically in reproductive health and reproductive justice, and/or research methods (e.g., surveillance, MCH epidemiology, MCH program evaluation). Number of credits ranges from 10-15 credits/year.
2) Developing and enhancing practice and community-based learning opportunities for MCH students
3) Collaborating on initiatives of the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health
4) Advising MCH and perhaps other MPH graduate students and help direct their Applied Practice and Integrated Learning Experience projects;
5) Engaging community partners in community-focused research;
6) Committee service as needed (student admissions and retention, service on selected Division and School committees)

Although not a major component of this position, independent research is encouraged. Participation with other faculty and academic staff in writing grant proposals to support research is also encouraged.

Reporting: The person in this position reports directly to the MCH MPH Program Director, with annual performance evaluation by the Division Head (EpiCH) in collaboration with the MCH MPH Program Director.

Appointment and Compensation: The position is a 12-month salaried appointment with an anticipated effort of 80% teaching/advising and 20% administrative responsibilities. However, if the individual has existing research projects related to MCH, there is potential for 60% teaching, 20% administration, and 20% research. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

An earned terminal or doctoral degree in Maternal and Child Public Health or related field (e.g., community health, epidemiology, social work, anthropology, public policy) is required. We are specifically interested in candidates who have expertise and experience in MCH epidemiology, MCH policy and legislation, Title V services, contraceptive and reproductive health, MCH program planning, implementation, and/or evaluation.

Required: Evidence of teaching excellence in public health at the graduate level is required. At least five years of public health practice experience specific to MCH or at least three years of experience with MCH/Title V programs at the state level and evidence of teaching effectiveness are required.

Preferred: Experience teaching using online learning platforms. Teaching and/or research on the impact of structural and social determinants of health, including racism, and their relationship to health inequities over the life course, are desired.

About the Division
Successful candidates will join a multi-disciplinary Division faculty of nearly 50. The Division has five other active teaching programs with a combined enrollment of over 300 students, including MPH programs in Epidemiology, Public Health Nutrition, and Community Health Promotion, an MS in Clinical Research, and a PhD program in Epidemiology. The Division is one of four in the School of Public Health, and enjoys close working relations with a variety of community health programs and organizations locally and across the country, as well as governmental agencies at the local, state and national levels. Information about the Division is available at:

How To Apply
The position is open until filled and review of applications begins immediately. Candidates should go to where they will be asked to provide contact and demographic information, a cover letter, two syllabi of relevant graduate or advanced undergraduate courses, one publication, CV, and contact information for three references. E-mailed applications are not accepted. Contact the Search Committee Chair Professor Ellen W. Demerath, PhD ( with questions.

  • The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

    The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

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Contact Information

  • Tracey Kane
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
    Minneapolis, MN 55455


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