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Assistant Professor - Teaching, Department of Public Health

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Assistant Professor - Teaching, Department of Public Health

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Assistant Professor - Teaching, Department of Public Health at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

The Department of Public Health invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Teaching) position. We seek an engaged colleague with demonstrated professional and teaching experience consistent with our department’s needs. Candidates should have substantive scholarly expertise in a defined area of public health. The ideal candidate will have experience delivering educational and/or training experiences in community, offsite, and/or community college locations as we strive to improve our outreach to these important partners.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and engaged academic unit collectively dedicated to addressing and eliminating health disparities. Our faculty have achieved national and international reputations for excellence in their respective fields of research including mental health and suicide prevention, gender and reproductive health, patient-centered outcomes assessment, immigrant health, and chronic disease prevention. Our instructors are public health professionals working in city and county health departments, hospitals and health care institutions, and non-profit organizations in our region. Wayne State University is one of the nation’s pre-eminent public research universities in the heart of Detroit.

Nationally recognized as a Carnegie Research Intensive (R1) and Community Engaged University, WSU is located in the vibrant cultural center of Detroit highlighted nationally for its growth and development. WSU offers a collegial environment; state-of-the art facilities; excellent programming and training for health-related careers; and access to collaborations across universities in southeast Michigan. Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. A summary of faculty benefits is available at http://hr.wayne.edu/tcw/benefits/.

Teach a 3:3 load to support a range of required, elective, and General Education courses including but not limited to Introduction to Public Health, Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health, LGBTQ Health, Reproductive Health, etc.

Participate in curriculum development and propose/deliver new courses that align with their substantive area of expertise.

Perform meaningful service on department, college, and university committees.

Participate in departmental activities.

Serve their profession and/or community partners.

Other relevant duties as assigned.

Candidates should apply and include a cover letter that addresses: (1) teaching experiences and interests; (2) teaching philosophy, particularly regarding undergraduate instruction; (3) potential impacts of their work in metropolitan Detroit; and (4) commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in these efforts. Applicants should also provide a curriculum vitae (CV) and recommendation letters from three academic/professional references.

Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a PhD, DrPH, or equivalent doctoral degree in a public-health-aligned discipline for a position that starts in Fall 2024. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the academic community's diversity and excellence at Wayne State University.

School/College/Division:

H12 - College of Liberal Arts & Science

Primary department:

H1211 - Department of Public Health

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Academic/Faculty
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Salary minimum: TBD
  • Salary hire maximum: TBD
Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Reposted position: No
  • Reposted reason: None (New Requisition)
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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