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Assistant Professor, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, Office of Public Health Studies

Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health
Jefferson Manor, VA
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Nov 29, 2022

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The Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) is part of the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health. OPHS offers specializations in epidemiology, health policy and management, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous health, and social and behavioral health sciences. Degrees offered include the bachelor of arts (BA), master of public health (MPH), master of science (MS) in public health, and doctor of philosophy (PhD). The OPHS is seeking an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology/Data Science (Position #0083002) to teach undergraduate and graduate public health students and other health professionals to begin August 2023. Applicants who are ABD will be considered, however, degree requirements must be met by the effective date of appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

● Teach online and in-person courses in introductory and advanced biostatistics and quantitative methods courses and other public health topics to undergraduate and graduate public health students and other health professionals

● Conduct and maintain a program of research on topics related to biostatistics and data science with a focus on sustainability, Indigenous, and environmental health as evidenced by extramural grants, publications, and scholarly activities and products

● Plan and establish new courses and programs

● Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate public health students

● Participate in student recruitment and retention efforts

● Serve on departmental and university committees

● Provide service to professional and community stakeholders as relevant to the individual's academic specialty

● Perform other related tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

● PhD, DrPH, or equivalent in biostatistics or related field from a college or university of recognized standing

● Demonstrated ability and/or passion for teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.

● Demonstrated ability to conduct active research through peer-reviewed publications, grant proposals, and/or other scholarly products

● Training or experience in topics related to sustainability, Indigenous, and/or environmental health

● Demonstrated ability to work well with others

● Excellent oral and written communication skills

● Experience working in multicultural settings

● Poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others

Desirable Qualifications:

● Established record of effective teaching to both undergraduate and/or graduate students through classroom and/or distance education modalities

● Demonstrated ability to develop new courses and/or programs

● Experience in supervising and/or mentoring students in higher education

● Familiarity with public health applied learning experiences

● Established record of active research through publications, grants, etc in data science and/or biostatistics related to sustainability, Indigenous, and/or environmental health

● Training and/or experience in key areas of the Thompson School including social work, aging, gerontology, life course perspective research

● Demonstrated ability to actively collaborate on research

● Experience working in indigenous and/or multicultural settings including Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Asians, and/or indigenous individuals

To Apply:

Click on the "Apply" button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents.

Applicants must submit the following:

• Cover letter addressing each minimum and desirable qualification;

• Curriculum vita/resume;

• 1-2 paged teaching statement

• 1-2 paged research statement

• 1-2 paged statement that describes your commitment to and/or experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

• Names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three current professional references

• Official transcripts or equivalent documents directly from the institution of highest educational level relevant to job sought (transcript copies are acceptable but official originals required upon hire)

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Dr. Jane Chung-Do,

About the University:

Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has students and faculty come from across the nation and the world to take advantage of its unique research opportunities, diverse community, and beautiful landscape. UH Mānoa is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1 research institution and also holds the status as a land, sea and space-grant institution. Consistently ranked a "best value" among U.S. colleges and universities, our students have a unique multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning-truly like no place else on earth.

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Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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