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Tenure-Track Faculty: Open Rank, Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions

Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, Connecticut
Posted Date
Feb 15, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

About Sacred Heart University:

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing private doctoral institutions in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers nearly 90 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has a campus in Dingle, Ireland, and offers online programs. More than 10,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education & Human Development; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 388 Colleges-2023 Edition, and Best Business Schools-2022 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theatre.

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Job Description:

The Department of Public Health Program at Sacred Heart University is seeking exceptional candidates for tenure-track faculty position in Public Health. Rank will be commensurate with education and experience.

Faculty enjoy fully-funded 9-month appointments with teaching, research, and service responsibilities, including protected time for scholarship. The department offers a highly collegial environment with excellent growth potential. We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our commitment to advancing health equity and to positively impacting public and population health.

The faculty member will teach graduate coursework in the CEPH-accredited Master's in Public Health Program; advise graduate students; conduct independent and collaborative research; promote program growth and academic quality; engage in community outreach activities; demonstrate research productivity by producing peer-reviewed publications, and contribute to the Department's educational and service initiatives. We seek candidates with research interests and teaching experience that complement and strengthen current research programs by the faculty in our MPH program. Experience with public health preparedness is a plus.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Appointments are scheduled to begin August 23, 2023. For best consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


  • Candidates must hold a PhD or DrPH, in a Public Health, Community Health, or Population Health discipline or related field (includes, but not limited to: Health Behavior, Health Education, Sociomedical Sciences, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Administration, Health Economics, Implementation Science, Nutrition, Political Science, Population Science, Public Policy, and Sociology).
  • Commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate:

  • Expertise in community health research areas.
  • Previous college or university-level teaching experience, particularly in the areas of public health; community health development; program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • A record of research/scholarship.
  • Work and/or consulting experience with community groups and organizations.

Additional Information:

About the Department of Public Health

We are a mission-driven academic community, grounded in a philosophy of social justice. Our innovative MPH program emphasizes community health and experiential learning as part of our commitment to health equity and enhancing the health of the local community. With an impressive student:faculty ratio SHU MPH program offers small class sizes, which allows for personalized and guided mentorship opportunities for faculty.

Additional Information:

Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence is the recognition that our institution's success is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, alums, and surrounding community. It is a mastery of inclusion that fosters a consistent sense of belonging. Inclusive Excellence is aspirational and is the pillar that guides the mission, vision, and function of this unit.

To achieve Inclusive Excellence, our personal and organizational responsibilities are to:

Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed.
Participate in educational and developmental activities to increase awareness and competencies of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole.
Demonstrate that we are "Stronger Together" as described in the Office for Inclusive Excellence statements.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three referees. Applications will be accepted starting immediately and will continue on a rolling basis. Initial interviews will be via Zoom followed by on-campus interviews. Online applications only, please.

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live.

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