Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Instructional Assistant/Associate Professor

Employer
Texas A&M University School of Public Health
Location
Washington, DC
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022

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Sector
Other
Organization Type
Corporate
Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Instructional Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Description

The CEPH-accredited School of Public Health at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, residential non-tenure instructional track professor for the Department of Health Behavior. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing department with a commitment to scholarly inquiry in a broad spectrum of areas.

The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary academic team to deliver engaging undergraduate and graduate courses in health behavior practice and research, as well as adjacent areas of public health practice and research. In addition, this position will mentor students in the School of Public Health, and is expected to contribute to public health pedagogy through scholarship. The teaching load is 21 total credit hours per year (seven 3-credit courses across the entire academic year), equating to a percentage effort of 90% teaching and 10% service and scholarly activities. This 9-month appointment would start August 1, 2023, though an earlier start date is possible and negotiable.

About the Department of Health Behavior

The department has 18 tenured and tenure track faculty members, 13 non-tenure earning faculty and staff members, and is home to approximately 100 graduate students. The Department offers a traditional Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in health behavior as well as a concentration in the school-wide Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Public Health Sciences. Additionally, Health Behavior faculty teach in the School's undergraduate generalist degree program, which has over 2,000 students.

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged and will be actively sought. The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.

The school engages in strategies to create and sustain an inclusive climate for all, building an environment in which diversity of experiences, thoughts, personal and professional backgrounds are valued and leveraged to strengthen our school. We seek individuals who are committed to eradicating institutionalized barriers to progress across all realms (health, economic, education) in their leadership, research, teaching and/or service. Ideal candidates should be eager to continue and expand their efforts upon joining our team.

The School of Public Health is the only unit among the health science center holding qualifications and membership in the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS). The ideal candidate will have experience in working with, creating, and leading diverse groups.

Additional Information

Located in College Station, TX on the flagship campus of the Texas A&M University System, the CEPH-accredited School of Public Health (SPH) has over 90 faculty in four departments. Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, was the state's first public institution of higher learning, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and boasts world-class resources available to SPH faculty.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements:

Doctoral degree in social and behavioral health, public health, health education, health promotion, or related field.

Preferred qualifications:

Commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Previous secondary or higher-education teaching experience. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and evaluate courses. Experience developing and teaching courses online.

Application Instructions

All applications materials should be submitted through or uploaded to Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/110265. Please provide: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter including teaching philosophy, 3) a statement of teaching interests, and 4) a diversity statement. Additionally, please provide a list of five (5) references; references will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

Questions regarding this posting may be sent to Dr. Beth McNeill, search committee chair, at b-mcneill@tamu.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Curriculum and Instruction - Assistant Professor, Location: Washington, DC - 20037

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