The Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good at Boston College invites doctoral level public health scientists (e.g., medicine, nursing, epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, population health sciences) and persons with equivalent qualifications to apply for aProfessor of the Practice position in global public health. This appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience, and within the school at Boston College (i.e. Connell School of Nursing, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, or the School of Social Work) that best fits the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Professor of the Practice appointments at Boston College are full-time, full-benefits, non-tenure track positions, with a three-year contract and the possibility of regular renewal and promotion.
Our ideal candidate is an inspirational public health educator who has done public heath work in low-income and middle-income countries and has a demonstrated commitment to serving under-resourced and neglected populations. We are looking for a person with field experience, documented leadership skills and an approach to public health that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration, partnership and innovation.
The Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good is an undergraduate program grounded in science and rooted in social justice. The Program is committed to student growth and formative education. Our educational mission is to “Develop future leaders in global public health who will improve the health of all people and the planet and advance social justice through interdisciplinary, experiential public health education rooted in the liberal arts and in the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service.”
The Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all dimensions—including but not limited to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and military status—and believes that exposure to a diversity of people, cultures, and ideas promotes new experiences and approaches, and expands our perspectives. We aim to foster a diverse faculty with a broad range of interests, abilities, life experiences, and worldviews to enhance BC’s academic mission. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and other resources are available to support activities that help accelerate efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals, with the full backing of the university.
The Program currently offers a highly regarded 6-course (18-credit) undergraduate minor, launched in 2019, and plans to open a new 12-course (36-credit) major in fall 2023. The goal of the minor is to provide basic literacy in global health and public health to students who wish to gain understanding of how social, economic, political and environmental factors influence the health of people and populations in today’s world. The goal of the major will be to provide students with a deep understanding of the theory and practice of public health and prepare them for graduate study and professional careers in domestic or global public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, nursing and related fields. The major will also prepare students for professional careers as public health practitioners in federal, state or local health departments; international organizations; social service agencies; environmental organizations; NGOs; and civil society organizations.
Responsibilities: Professors of the Practice at Boston College are expected to teach the equivalent of 6 courses in each academic year, typically 3 courses per semester.This new faculty member will have responsibility for teaching 4 classroom courses each academic year within the minor or the new major for Global Public Health and the Common Good and for mentoring students in the two-semester Capstone Experience. Capstone mentoring across two semesters is considered the equivalent of teaching two courses. This 6-credit Capstone will be the culmination of each student’s undergraduate experience in global public health and will require the application of theoretical knowledge to solve a public health problem in a real-world setting.
Professors of the Practice are expected additionally to contribute to the creative work of building this still new academic program and to render service within and beyond the academic community at Boston College.
Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, MD or equivalent) with training in global public health
Minimum of two years’ experience in teaching and/or undertaking research in public health or a related field in a low-income or middle-income country
Native English speaker or level 5 proficiency in written and spoken English (on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale).
Ability to work collaboratively in a highly interdisciplinary environment.
Application Instructions: To apply, submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of relevant interests and accomplishments in global public health, a statement on teaching experience and philosophy, and a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Also arrange for a minimum of three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/117827. The deadline for applications will be close of business on Friday, January 6, 2023. Review of applications will begin in January, 2023, and the search will be completed in the 2023 spring semester. The appointment will begin in July 2023, with teaching duties beginning mid-August 2023.
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all its employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.
Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.