Assistant Professor, Public Health

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, consisting of five schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and The School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Fairfield University, Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, Public Health faculty position beginning in Fall 2023. The Egan School seeks to inspire students to become leaders across social and healthcare environments who improve health outcomes for all, inclusive of underserved or vulnerable populations The Egan School’s Department of Public Health offers an on-ground generalist-track Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) and a 45-credit online generalist-track Master of Public Health (MPH). The BSPH was recently accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) and the online MPH, which launched in Fall 2022, is pursing CEPH accreditation. The MPH program aims to prepare students to address health inequity through graduating individuals who embody “change agents” that can lead and advocate for improved health conditions worldwide.

While the faculty member will largely teach in the online MPH program, there may be opportunities to teach on-ground BSPH epidemiology and/or biostatistics courses as well. The teaching load is 9 credits each semester (3 courses) and is expected to include graduate online asynchronous courses such as Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Advanced Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Research Methods. While these courses serve MPH students, they may also be taken by multidisciplinary students. In addition to teaching, faculty are also expected to engage in research and service, to make contributions to the public health profession, and to advance the scholarship and service missions of the department, school, and university. While the faculty member will be largely teaching online, they will be expected to be local to Fairfield in order to participate in on-campus events, meetings, and other student and service-related activities.

Requirements:

Hold a doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics or a related discipline from an accredited School of Public Health or Program Health Program (attained by August 1, 2023). Be an expert in using and preferrably teaching more than one statistical software package. Have effective verbal and written communication skills. Be prepared to teach online, asynchronous courses at the graduate level. Be prepared to enrich our BSPH and MPH curricula in applications of epidemiology and biostatistics. Be innovative in curricular development and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching. Have an active research program, engaged in scholarship which includes a record of publishing in peer-reviewed publications, in the candidate's area of specialization. Demonstrate a commitment to promoting justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Additional Information:

The salary and the benefits for the position are competitive.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of other historically underrepresented groups. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin in November 2022 and remain open until filled.

For full consideration, please click "Apply Now" and upload the following materials:
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a letter of application
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • statement of research plans
  • contact information for three references
Inquiries about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Anthony Santella, Professor of Public Health and MPH Program Director at asantella@fairfield.edu

Category:

Academic - Faculty Tenure/Tenure Track

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.

*Disclaimer

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

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