Assistant Professor of Population Health

Dixie State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Announcement

The Department of Health & Human Performance at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Population Health to start Fall Semester or August 2022. The Population Health program has emphases in Public Health, Healthcare Administration, and Long-Term Care Administration. The successful candidate will teach courses in Healthcare Administration or Long-Term Care Administration. Our Population Health students are going into the world to improve the quality of patient care and community health through social policy, health promotion, disease prevention, and healthcare administration. More information about the department, faculty, and its degree offerings can be found online at .


  • Teach 24 credits per academic year, usually a 4-4 schedule, both in-person and online.
  • Develop and deliver courses and student experiences reflective of the University’s theme “active learning. active life.”
  • Work with the department chair and/or program director to ensure program viability and innovation.
  • Help maintain standards of professional accreditation for the Healthcare Administration, Long-Term Care Administration, and Public Health tracks within the program (AUPHA, CEPH, and NAB).
  • Hold regular office hours, attend regular department meetings, vote on department issues, and advise on student assessment as needed.
  • Serve on university, college, and department committees and engage in community, university, departmental, and discipline service activities.
  • Engage in scholarly and creative activities resulting in the sharing of knowledge through teaching, presentations, publications, and other appropriate outlets.
  • Develop and maintain supporting relationships with community, state, national, and international organizations.
  • Develop and maintain supporting relationships with internship and residency sites and preceptors.
  • Advise and prepare students for credentialing licensure exams.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Earned doctorate in Population Health-related discipline, with preference given for background and expertise in Health Care Administration or Long-Term Care Administration. ABD candidates will be considered, if degree will be completed by August 2022.
  • Evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (finalists will be required to demonstrate competence via a teaching demonstration).
  • Evidence of work-related experience in the healthcare industry is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to employ various communication and teaching technologies, especially in online teaching.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students, staff and colleagues, both orally and in writing.
  • An eagerness to engage with faculty, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience of students.
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships across disciplines and with external health organizations.
  • Evidence of scholarship in the form of refereed publications, paper presentations, published abstracts, etc.

Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2022, with pay & benefits starting July 1, 2022. Annual salary of $60,000 - $63,000, depending upon qualifications & experience; additional compensation available for summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, etc. See under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 25, 2021 ;position open until filled.Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (approximately one page, single-spaced, about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population). Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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