Global Health Undergraduate Program Director & Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Maryland School of Public Health
Location: College Park, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 128980
The University of Maryland, School of Public Health (SPH) is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative individual for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor (professional-track) and Director of our new Global Health Undergraduate Program. The program will be housed in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) which is scheduled to transition into a new department comprising programs in global, environmental and occupational health. The successful candidate will bring expertise in any global health subdiscipline (e.g., water, sanitation and hygiene; climate change and health; maternal and child health; food safety and security; poverty; transboundary air and water pollution; social determinants of health; environmental justice; non-communicable diseases; pandemic preparedness, etc.).
The successful candidate will direct the new Global Health Undergraduate Program, assuming leadership, administrative, teaching and supervisory responsibilities for this new major. Specific roles will include leading the development of the new program; providing visionary leadership; directing day-to-day operations; growing collaborative relationships with our academic partners, as well as local and international organizations; creating and chairing the Global Health Undergraduate Program Committee; participating in hiring future faculty members, advisors, coordinators and graduate research assistants, and supervising the growing team; managing the course scheduling process; participating in recruitment and student engagement activities; collaboratively working to refine the global health curriculum; establishing mechanisms for ongoing program assessment and evaluation; preparing brief annual program reports; managing the program budget and overseeing administrative processes; and advancing diversity, equity, inclusion within the program. This individual will also be responsible for teaching up to four undergraduate courses throughout the year. For candidates interested in engaging in global health research, there is the potential to reduce teaching efforts in order to allow time for global health-related research activities.
Salary and appointment date: This will be a 12-month professional-track position at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor and Director, with promotion potential to Associate Clinical Professor and Clinical Professor over time. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Maryland offers a comprehensive benefits package. Appointment ideally begins in early Spring 2024.
Academic Environment: The University of Maryland, School of Public Health, on the College Park campus, comprises MIAEH and the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Family Science; Health Policy and Management; Kinesiology; Behavioral and Community Health. The University of Maryland is a Research Extensive University. College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System with over 3,200 full-time faculty members, nearly 31,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 graduate students. The campus offers over 90 undergraduate majors and 190 graduate degrees from 12 colleges and schools. The campus is ideally situated on a metro line that serves the Washington, DC area and is in close proximity to many federal institutes/agencies and departments including EPA, DHHS (NIH, NCI, FDA, CDCNCHS), and USDA. For more details, please visit our website at http://sph.umd.edu.
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
The University of Maryland School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and is located at the flagship institution of the state of Maryland in College Park on the ancestral lands of the Piscataway people, the traditional stewards of the lands where we work, live and learn. The University of Maryland is an extraordinary place—vibrant and dynamic and diverse. We are a place of learning: a school dedicated to the art and science of education and committed to reimagining teaching and learning inside both classrooms and communities. We are a campus dedicated to the indisputable value of science, the humanities, inquiry, and creativity, comprising tens of thousands of researchers and discoverers working in hundreds of laboratories, libraries, and collaborative spaces. Strategically located just a few miles from the US capital, our university is a place where new knowledge is pursued, discovered, and championed. We are also a community, nearly half a million members strong, of diverse students, faculty, staff, and alumni; a small city of residents and commuters, first responders and health care workers, learners, artists, and athletes; a place where thousands come to work every day to make a difference. Our diversity is integral to our excellence. And ours is a community that is intrinsically connected to our surrounding neighborhoods and our state, our nation, and our world. The University of Maryland remains, since our founding, an institution of change and progress dedicated to the public good. Our university is evolving faster than at any moment in its storied history. Our guiding principles are helping us to empower the next generation of leaders, educators, scientists, and global citizens to develop creative solutions to the grand challenges of our times.
As a growing School of Public Health at one of the nation’s leading research universities, we are well-positioned to advance and translate public health knowledge to improve health and well-being. Our students, faculty, staff and community partners are driven by a passion to break down the barriers that keep individuals, families, communities and populations from attainting optimum health and wellness. We value diversity and strive for inclusion in all we do, uplifting people and communities who have experienced historic and ongoing oppression. Through our education, research and community-based work, we are committed to finding new and better ways to promote health, prevent disease and prolong active, happy and high-quality lives. The School’s mission is “to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of the diverse communities throughout Maryland, the nation and the world through leadership and collaboration in interdisciplinary education, research, practice, and public policy.” This position will serve alongside a diverse leadership team and contribute to fulfilling our shared campus, school and department missions.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Candidates must possess a PhD or related doctoral degree in global health, public health or a closely related field. The successful candidate will possess transferable administrative skills and be adept at written, oral and interpersonal communication; transparency; collaboration; problem solving; listening; and interacting constructively with diverse audiences. The successful candidate should also demonstrate experience working on and/or administering international projects, and/or global health-related programs; a commitment to higher education and undergraduate students; teaching experience using inclusive pedagogies; and a commitment to working with a diverse body of students in a mentoring role.
Application: For full consideration, applicants should submit: 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) a single letter of intent that a) describes their interest in the position, b) includes a statement describing their previous administrative experience and future goals, c) describes their teaching and/or mentoring experience and future plans in these areas, and d) includes a statement that details their commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their administrative, teaching and supervisory activities; and 3) contact information for three references (who will be contacted at a later date).
About University of Maryland School of Public Health
The University of Maryland, School of Public Health, on the College Park campus, comprises MIAEH and the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Family Science; Health Policy and Management; Kinesiology; and Behavioral and Community Health.The University of Maryland is a Research Extensive University. College Park is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System with over 3,200 full-time faculty members, nearly 31,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 graduate students. The campus offers over 90 undergraduate majors and 190 graduate degrees from 12 colleges and schools. The campus is
ideally situated on a metro line that serves the Washington, DC area and is in close proximity to many federal institutes/agencies and departments including EPA, DHHS (NIH, NCI, FDA, CDC, NCHS), and USDA. For more details, please visit our website at http://sph.umd.edu/miaeh.