Public Health Faculty (Teaching Specialist or Lecturer)
The University of Minnesota Rochester (www.r.umn.edu) invites applications for a faculty position in public health (non-tenure track) for its undergraduate degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). The position is primarily teaching-focused with the expectation of contributing to departmental and institutional service (90% teaching, 10% service).
The instructor will join the Center for Learning Innovation (CLI), an innovative, interdisciplinary department. The CLI coordinates the development and teaching of an integrated, writing-enriched curriculum for a baccalaureate degree in the health sciences. It promotes a learner-centered, undergraduate environment in which ongoing assessment informs pedagogical and curricular choices and is the basis for data-driven research on learning.
We are seeking a qualified instructor who has significant interest in supporting student learning in a high-contact model inside and outside of the classroom and will work closely with other faculty to coordinate and teach the range of public health courses with integrated activities both inside and outside the classroom. The successful instructor will have experience in implementing pedagogical strategies and supporting a diverse student body population as 39% of UMR students are students of color and 36% are first-generation college students. The instructor should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses in public health and student-focused courses in the Center for Learning Innovation, such as first-year Cornerstone or senior year Capstone courses, to support student success.
Duties include assisting the preparation and team-taught delivery of course content in an interactive learning classroom, grading, holding weekly hours in the Just ASK tutoring center (https://r.umn.edu/academics-research/academic-resources/just-ask), supervising undergraduate teaching assistants, facilitating department-wide data collection efforts that coincide with course delivery duties, and other related duties as assigned.
Continuing professional development participation is expected from the instructor and there will be opportunities to attend conferences, workshops, on-line tutorials, and to join professional development opportunities, and/or membership in professional organizations.
Position requirements: A master’s or doctorate degree in public health or a closely related field and knowledge of public health fundamentals are required for this position. The successful candidate will also have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal). Experience with interdisciplinary teams, as well as a commitment to exemplary teaching, are preferred. The successful candidate is also comfortable working independently and within a team.
The University of Minnesota offers: Competitive wages with opportunities for growth and promotion. Excellent benefits, including retirement plans with employer match, disability and employer-paid life insurance, wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums, tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition, Employee Assistance Program, and more (see: https://humanresources.umn.edu/benefits).
University of Minnesota Rochester Vision and Core Values: The University of Minnesota Rochester is nationally recognized for inspiring and empowering undergraduates to solve the health care challenges of the 21st-century. UMR's core values are embedded in our Vision: community, respect, diversity and inclusivity, evidence-based decision making, and human potential. To build and sustain collaborative communities that move us toward our Vision while creating a culture of trust, accountability, and belonging, we necessarily place a high value on diversity and inclusiveness. As a diverse and purpose-driven community, we value human potential and the significance of every person, compelling us to make evidence-based decisions that will empower individual learning and development so that students, staff, faculty, and community partners will flourish. To learn more about our campus diversity and inclusion, please go to https://r.umn.edu/student-experiences/diversity-and-inclusion.
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled, with the expectation of starting August 2021 (Fall Semester), depending on availability. In addition to the Faculty/Academic Application for Employment form, applicants must attach to the online application: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and (3) a statement of commitment to diversity with an example of addressing diversity in a public health setting/classroom. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
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