The College of Health (COH) and the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at Lehigh University invite applications for a Global Health Teaching Faculty to lead and manage the development of the university’s partnership with World Health Organization (WHO), develop internship and experiential learning opportunities in Global Health for College of Health students, and offer courses related to those experiential opportunities as well as in the faculty members’ areas of expertise in Global Health. The appointment is a 12-month, full time, 3-5 year, renewable, non-tenure track position in the Department of Community and Population Health in the College of Health, with a secondary administrative appointment in the Office of International Affairs. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Faculty, based on the faculty member’s experience and record of teaching.
Candidates for the Global Health Teaching Faculty position must possess an earned doctorate degree in a social science, public health, or population health field with a Global Health focus by the date of hire. Strong candidates will have experience working collaboratively with the United Nations, WHO, or with health-related non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or with global health experiential learning in higher education (study abroad, internship development, etc).
The teaching responsibilities of the position include offering three classes a year, including “Introduction to Global Health,” and classes relevant to the faculty member’s areas of expertise (including courses taught as study abroad), advising Global Population Health minors, and advising majors with Global Population Health concentrations. The administrative responsibilities include developing and managing the educational aspects of our nascent partnership with WHO; identifying existing and developing new experiential learning opportunities for COH students through the United Nations, WHO, and other global health networks; developing, managing, and assessing globally focused internship opportunities for students in the COH; matching COH students with existing study abroad programs in health as well as developing new study abroad programs in health. The faculty member in this position will work closely with the College of Health Dean, Associate Deans, Staff, Department Chairs, and faculty as well as the Vice President for International Affairs, the Directors of the five divisions of the Office of International Affairs, and the Center for Career and Professional Development. The Global Health praxis position is designed to advance experiential learning and internship opportunities in Global Health.
Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, and offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has approximately 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students and about 600 full-time faculty members. Lehigh is located in Bethlehem, PA, a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is within driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh University was recognized by NAFSA, the association of international education, with the 2021 Simon Award for its comprehensive internationalization implementation, led by OIA. In addition, in 2004, Lehigh University became the sixth university in the world to be granted NGO status with the United Nations. OIA developed a model for youth engagement at the UN that provides a foundation for continued development of the COH partnership with WHO.
The mission of the College of Health, the newest of 5 colleges at Lehigh University, is to improve human health outcomes domestically and globally with data-driven research and education in the following primary areas of focus: population, community, and global health and health innovation & technology. The College of Health offers undergraduate majors in Population Health, as well as Community and Global Health, and graduate degrees including a Master in Public Health, and an MS and PhD in Population Health. The distinctive experiences of undergraduates and graduate students in the College of Health include an innovative curriculum, experiential learning opportunities throughout their degrees, and integrated career and professional development.
Review of Applications
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is as soon as January 2023 and as late as August 2023. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from women and minorities. Lehigh offers excellent benefits, including domestic partner benefits.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and contact information for three references. Please address the ways in which you work with students from diverse backgrounds in your materials. Application review will begin by September 15, 2022. Applications submitted before October 15, 2022, will receive the fullest consideration. These materials should be submitted online by accessing https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22082. For additional information, please email INCOHFAC@lehigh.edu and indicate the name of the specific position in the email.
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award.
Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance. Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career.
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