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Associate/Full Teaching Professor - Public Health

Company: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Location: Lowell
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

The Department of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and students and seeks an experienced, full-time Teaching Professor with experience directing or coordinating undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Public Health. The successful candidate will also have experience with the CEPH accreditation process, and will come to the position able to immediately contribute to the department's current activities related to acquiring CEPH accreditation for its programs. The position requires proficiency and experience in both undergraduate and graduate programs in Public Health, however strength in one or the other is acceptable.The Department of Public Health is located within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at UMass Lowell. The College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, growing College that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical, and translational areas. A large research program along with vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs.The successful candidate will be appointed at the associate or full teaching professor level, depending upon qualifications. Generally, for consideration for appointment as an Associate Teaching Professor, candidates will have documented evidence of excellence in teaching and service. The ideal candidate for appointment as Full Teaching Professor will have a successful track record of pedagogical improvement sustained over time, strong record of diverse assessment methods, mentoring of junior faculty with respect teaching, examples of impact at the department or wider university level related to instructional methods, leadership in curriculum development and continuous improvement in Public Health programs, and contributions to the College and University efforts to support student success.The Department of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and students and seeks an experienced, full-time Teaching Professor with experience directing or coordinating undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Public Health. The successful candidate will also have experience with the CEPH accreditation process, and will come to the position able to immediately contribute to the department's current activities related to acquiring CEPH accreditation for its programs. The position requires proficiency and experience in both undergraduate and graduate programs in Public Health, however strength in one or the other is acceptable.The Department of Public Health has recently received a large award from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to expand its undergraduate and graduate educational programs (see https://www.healthit.gov/topic/onc-funding-opportunities/public-health-informatics-technology-phit-workforce-development). The Department continues to seek out new funding opportunities for innovation in teaching and program expansion.The Department of Public Health is located within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at UMass Lowell. The College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, growing College that prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical, and translational areas. A large research program along with vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs.The successful candidate will be appointed at the associate or full teaching professor level, depending upon qualifications. Generally, for consideration for appointment as an Associate Teaching Professor, candidates will have documented evidence of excellence in teaching and service. The ideal candidate for appointment as Full Teaching Professor will have a successful track record of pedagogical improvement sustained over time, strong record of diverse assessment methods, mentoring of junior faculty with respect teaching, examples of impact at the department or wider university level related to instructional methods, leadership in curriculum development and continuous improvement in Public Health programs, and contributions to the College and University efforts to support student success.Individuals will be engaged in service to the College, as required. The primary service component of this position will be to serve as an undergraduate and/or graduate coordinator. It will also include curriculum development, participation in the planning and execution of student recruitment events, and supervision and support of adjunct instructors. We seek applicants recognized for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and advising as well as exceptional organizational and management skills, ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations, and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.The University of Massachusetts Lowell, is a minority-serving located about 25 miles northwest of Boston in the high-tech corridor of Massachusetts, is a public research university. UMass Lowell has experienced dramatic growth in research funding, total endowments, and student enrollment over the past eight years.UMass Lowell is situated in the heart of New England on the banks of the Merrimack River, a beautiful and culturally diverse area and birthplace of America's industrial revolution. Cotton mills in Lowell, the only city to be awarded national park status by the U.S. National Park Service, opened in 1814 and the city has been a hub of invention and innovation ever since. UML continues that legacy of innovation throughout the campus. Its location 25 miles north of Boston offer unsurpassed enrichment of every type including fine arts, dining, historical sites, and of course sports! Just north of Lowell the grandeur of New Hampshire's White mountains unfolds, with limitless opportunities for outdoor activity. All told, Lowell is a jewel of a city in one of the most attractive regions in the country to live.The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences is dynamic, rapidly expanding, and prepares professionals and scientists in a wide range of health science fields including applied, clinical and translational areas. The Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences offers baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs in several health-related disciplines including pharmaceutical sciences, public health, physical therapy, biomedical sciences, nutrition and exercise science. A large research program and vibrant community partnerships and engagement opportunities enrich and support our educational programs. The successful candidate will collaborate with other college faculty, with community partners, and with external academic colleagues.The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to promoting an inclusive environment and to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal. We encourage individuals from underrepresented populations to apply and would be pleased to have applicants identify strengths in these areas.We invite you to visit our college website and meet our faculty, staff, and students and see our new facilities in the health areas: https://www.uml.edu/health-sciences/. Should you have questions about the position, please feel free to contact the Department Chair, Dr. Dan Berlowitz at dan_berlowitz@uml.edu; you will find the faculty profile along with specific information about the Department of Public Health here: https://www.uml.edu/Health-Sciences/Public-Health/.Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • A doctoral degree in Public Health or closely-related field
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in Public Health at the university/college level.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and coordinate undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Public Health.
  • Evidence of strong experience with CEPH Accreditation processes, and active involvement in self-study processes, site visits, and data collection to sustain accreditation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse student and faculty populations
  • Excellent written and communications skills
  • Strong collaboration skills for working with faculty from a variety of disciplines
  • Successful candidate should have a strong desire to teach a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students within the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • Interest in Interprofessional Education
  • Excellent oral, written and communications skillsSpecial Instructions to Applicants:Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.Please submit the following required documents with your application:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Cover Letter
    • Teaching Philosophy- Description of teaching philosophy and style
    • Evidence of teaching- Detailed description of previous teaching experience including a list of courses taught
    • Teaching evaluations- Summary of course evaluations, if available
    • Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application processOptional Documents:
      • Sample course syllabi and examples of instructional activities

Keywords: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell , Associate/Full Teaching Professor - Public Health, Education / Teaching , Lowell, Massachusetts

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