Shenandoah University is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time, benefited faculty position starting in August 2019 for a new online Master of Public Health Program which began in August 2017. Reporting to the Director of the Graduate Public Health programs, the successful candidate will have a strong academic background in graduate public health teaching and experience with online or hybrid models of course design and delivery.
SU’s graduate program in public health has been designed to train students broadly in the core areas of public health, but also has a focus on rural population health, health disparities and underserved populations. The MPH program is expected to serve existing health professions students (PA, PT, OT, AT, DNP and Pharmacy), current undergraduate public health students, and practicing health professionals in both the Shenandoah Valley and the Northern Virginia regions.
The successful candidate will work with the Director of the Graduate Public Health programs, the other Health Professions programs and the existing undergraduate public health program to further develop the MPH program. In addition to graduate teaching and advising responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to assist the MPH Director in preparing for and being a part of the CEPH accreditation process. Candidates with a particular strength in rural population health and/or underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
We are seeking candidates who can design and deliver multiple courses from the list below. Preference will be given to candidates who can deliver four or more of these courses.
Health Policy and Management
Public Health Perspectives on Chronic Disease
Rural Health Systems
Community Health Research and Assessment
Program Planning and Implementation
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Design and deliver online MPH courses via Canvas and utilize SU’s teaching technologies (i.e. weekly recordings using Zoom or Panopto).
Design and deliver courses that meet required ASPPH competencies.
Create an online classroom environment conducive for learning.
Provide timely grading of assignments and provide quality feedback.
Develop and implement appropriate techniques and instruments to measure student learning, and modify teaching approach if needed.
Assist the Director with the process of self-study leading to eventual CEPH accreditation.
Teach courses in the MPH program commensurate with SU’s policies for full-time faculty, and at the Director's discretion.
Serve on and participate in appointed SU faculty committees.
Advise and mentor students through all program requirements including practicum and capstone experiences.
Lead and participate in scholarly activity.
Maintain expertise and technical competence in the public health field.
Attend required departmental and school events (i.e. faculty meetings, graduation, retreats, etc.).
Required qualifications include: A PhD in public health or a DrPH from an accredited university; Experience teaching graduate courses included in SU’s MPH curriculum; Experience with online graduate course creation and delivery; An academic record commensurate with appointment as an assistant or associate professor; Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; Evidence of strong writing skills.
Preferred qualifications include: Graduation from a CEPH accredited public health school or program; Experience with rural public health; Experience working with underserved and/or low-income populations; Experience implementing chronic disease prevention programs; Experience working with inter-professional health teams; Experience using Canvas; Accreditation experience.
Complete application submissions will include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. The letter of intent must minimally address: demonstrated experience and qualifications for teaching multiple online graduate public health courses from the above list. Additionally, Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Please include a statement in your cover letter addressing ways in which you may be able to contribute to that commitment.
Applicants must submit all requested documentation and meet all noted requirements of the job in order to be considered for the position via the Shenandoah University HR website. Review of applications will start December 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. A pre-employment background check will be required. If the job requires driving for University business, a satisfactory driving record will also be required.
Internal Number: 452-306
About Shenandoah University
Shenandoah University, established in 1875, is a private, nationally recognized applied liberal arts university that invites you to join a close-knit community rich in creative energy and intellectual challenge. With approximately 4,000 students across more than 90 programs in seven schools, you will study with accomplished professors who provide you with focused, individual attention. Through innovative partnerships and programs, at both the local and global level, there are exceptional opportunities for you to learn in and out of the classroom. At Shenandoah, faculty will know you by name, and you will receive the encouragement and support you seek as you aspire to achieve your goals and plans for the future.
Welcome to our dynamic academic community. Shenandoah, a university and you.
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