The Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) at the George Washington University invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Applied Public Health. The distinguished candidate who fills this position will provide leadership and vision for the school's applied public health activities. Additionally, they will direct the Doctor of Public Health Program. The Associate Dean has a dual reporting relationship to the Dean and to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic, Student and Faculty Affairs.
The Associate Dean for Applied Public Health represents the SPH in interactions with local, state and national public health leaders; strengthens and deepens opportunities for applied public health training, scholarship and experience for SPH students and faculty; and oversees the School’s efforts to develop, implement, and evaluate practicum, internship, residency, and service learning activities. The position will require developing and coordinating practice activities and engagement with the practice community; establishing collaborations with a variety of public health and health policy partners; overseeing applied public health experiences for MPH students that are responsive to Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) guidance; improving the capacity of students to be competitive in the job market upon graduation via professional development and strategic career counseling; enhancing the reputation of the school as a leader in innovative practice methods and in training future successful public health practitioners; and maintaining partnerships with organizations committed to improving health outcomes including in the social determinants of health sectors.
The Associate Dean will be responsible for the school wide direction and coordination of the Doctor of Public Health degree program, offered by four departments within the school, including: providing leadership and vision of the program as a professional degree that advances public health leadership; assuring that the program is operating in accord with CEPH requirements; collaborating with departmental faculty to provide curriculum direction and quality assurance and to monitor student matriculation, progress, and graduation; and advancing the visibility and prominence of the School’s DrPH program as a vital source for training national and global public health leaders.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have an earned relevant doctoral degree (DrPh, PhD, EdD, ScD, MD, or equivalent) and must have experience commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor in one of the School’s six departments. Additional requirements for this position include: documented commitment to excellence in public health education; a demonstrated clear understanding of issues related to student wellness as well as to student, faculty and staff diversity and inclusion; extensive experience in the public health/health policy community and a demonstrated ability to lead innovative educational programs and foster development of new applied public health initiatives. The successful candidate must show evidence of strong leadership and administrative skills and the ability to work well within and across multidisciplinary teams.
Only one successful candidate will be appointed. Applicants will be considered for either a tenure eligible or tenured position or a non-tenure accruing position. Below are the additional requirements for each employment status.
Applicants being considered for appointed with tenure or tenure-accruing will have a proven track record of research productivity commensurate with that of a Professor.
Applicants being considered for a non-tenure-accruing appointment will have a demonstrated history of extensive practice (at least 15 years) in the field of public health.
Application Procedure: To apply for the tenured or tenure-accruing position, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/65706 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a one-page statement of vision for applied public health and DrPH training at the Milken Institute School of Public Health.
To apply for the non-tenure-accruing position, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/65901 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a one-page statement of vision for applied public health and DrPH training at the Milken Institute School of Public Health.
Review of applications will begin on April 8, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Internal Number: ADAPH01
About GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health
The Milken Institute School of Public Health is a CEPH-accredited school of public health with vigorous programs of graduate-level research and education spanning six departments: Environmental and Occupational Health; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Exercise and Nutrition Sciences; Global Health; Health Policy and Management; and Prevention and Community Health.