Open Date: 02/01/2017
Review Date: 03/03/2017
Job Category: Faculty
Department: Kinesiology and Health Science
College/Unit: E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Location: Logan Campus
Posting Duration: Open Until Filled
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences invites applicants for a new 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank to serve in the interdisciplinary Master of Public Health degree program at Utah State University. This program is scheduled for final approval by the State of Utah Board of Regents Spring 2017 with the first student class accepted Fall 2017. We seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in the areas of: social determinants of health, social epidemiology, managing public health data, research methods for population health, and/or advanced program planning and evaluation in public health. We also seek applicants who have a strong desire to shape the new MPH degree, assist with the accreditation process, and supervise MPH practicum students.
- Effectively teach graduate courses
- A commitment to department, university, and community service
- Conduct research and other scholarly activities, including the pursuit of external funding
- Serve as a mentor to students on their research activities
- Assist with the accreditation process
The MPH program is an interdisciplinary degree program incorporating four emphases: Health Education and Promotion; Public Health Nutrition; Veterinary Public Health, and Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Utah State University (USU), a land-grant university, is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with “high research activity.” It is in the top 3% of higher education institutions in the country. USU received $243.9 million in research awards during the 2016 fiscal year. Enrollment (undergraduate and graduate students) exceeds 28,000. There are 41 schools and departments in eight academic colleges and a School of Graduate Studies that offers 38 doctoral degrees and 96 master's degrees. USU has a national and international reputation for its education, agricultural, aerospace-engineering, and natural resources academic programs. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences is located within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is ranked 5th nationally in external funding with over $50 million in external grants and contracts (US News and World Report, 2017). US News and World Report ranks the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services 30th in the nation among graduate schools of education and the college's rapidly expanding online programs have been ranked 17th in the nation. It is one of the largest colleges of education in the nation, with eight departments, an elementary laboratory school, over 130 tenure-track faculty, and hundreds of research-supported employees. Faculty within the KHS department enjoy collaborative research relationships with those in the department as well as other departments in the college and across campus.
The USU campus is located in Logan, Utah. Logan is located in a picturesque mountain valley with a population of over 100,000, about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains in the area make it one of the finest outdoor recreation environments in the nation. Visit http://www.usu.edu for more information about the University, College, and Department. Utah State University offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical, retirement, and professional benefits. The University is dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Utah State is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (http://aaeo.usu.edu), and is committed to increasing diversity among students, faculty, and all participants in university life.
- Earned doctorate degree by August 1st, 2017 in public health, population health, sociology, demography, epidemiology, community health, health promotion, or a closely related field;
- Productivity (or evidence of productivity potential) in research and scholarly activities, including external funding;
- Evidence of excellent teaching potential and ability to mentor graduate students;
- Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills;
- Uses (or familiar with) innovative teaching and learning approaches.
- MPH degree in addition to the doctorate degree;
- Familiar with CEPH accreditation procedures and requirements;
- Experience teaching graduate level population health courses;
- Experience teaching in distance education formats (e.g., interactive video conferencing (IVC); online; blended courses);
- Experience in public health, population health, and/or health care based organizations;
- Demonstrated success working in interdisciplinary teaching and research teams.
Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100%
Advertised Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits
See http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2154 for more information and to apply online.
Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.