Instructional Faculty and Online Program Coordinator

George Mason University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Instructional Faculty and Online Program Coordinator

The Department of Global and Community Health invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, term faculty position as Instructional Faculty and Online Program Coordinator. Mason, a Carnegie Research I institution, is the largest, most diverse, and innovative public university in Virginia with more than 38,000 students from all 50 states and over 135 countries. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, offering easy access to the cultural, scientific, and political resources of the nation’s capital. Mason has two other satellite campuses in Arlington and Manassas, Virginia. Mason has a strong institutional commitment to access to excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive access to excellence.

About the College:

The College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University comprises five academic units in addition to Global and Community Health: Health Administration, Policy and Informatics; Nursing; Nutrition and Food Studies; and Social Work, fielding a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs (BS through PhD). The College has seven academic programs that are externally accredited, and is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and 950 graduate students and approximately 140 faculty and staff. The College is currently transitioning to become a college of public health. Further information about the College may be found at:

About the Department:

Founded in 2006, the Department of Global and Community Health offers CEPH accredited programs at the graduate and undergraduate level, including a BS in Community Health with concentrations in Clinical Science, Global Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity; a MS in Global Health; an MPH with concentrations in Community Health Promotion, Epidemiology, Food Security and Nutrition, Global Health, Health Policy, Public Health Communication; and a PhD in Public Health with concentrations in Epidemiology and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The Department’s programs enroll nearly 600 undergraduate and more than 100 graduate students. The department includes 21 full-time faculty members with backgrounds in the biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, global health, and social and behavioral sciences, who are committed to the ideals of health equity and social justice among underserved domestic and global populations.


The Instructional Faculty and Online Program Coordinator administers the MPH online program. This is a 50% workload release position. The Online Coordinator teaches 15 credit hours over the academic year and summer sessions in a variety of public health areas based on the candidate’s area of expertise which may include: epidemiology, biostatistics, public health foundations, research methods, program planning and evaluation, among others.

Other major responsibilities include:

  • Provide direction, oversight, support in the development and implementation of the new online MPH program
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to plan, schedule, and staff MPH online courses
  • Work with the leadership team to maintain accreditation standards and assessment
  • Maintain curricular documents related to MPH online program (catalog, manual, handbook, website, brochures)
  • Work with the leadership team to initiate, plan, and execute adjunct faculty training, support, and evaluation
  • Recruit, maintain, and monitor enrollment in the MPH online program
  • Meet virtually or in person with prospective students
  • Oversee admissions review process
  • Provide and coordinate student on-boarding and student advising (professional academic advising)
  • Provide oversight, direction, and support of all students enrolled in the online MPH Program
  • Initiate, plan, and implement programming for MPH online students to enhance the learning environment and provide opportunities for feedback
  • Manage academic actions (e.g., review disposition forms, conduct student reviews, process grade appeals and special petitions; monitor and consider student modality changes)
  • Maintain effective administrative relationships with central institutional, administrative, advisement, admissions, and registrar officers
  • Participate in faculty meetings, university governance, professional and public service
  • Serve on departmental and college committees

 Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in a public health discipline or closely related field
  • Record of effective teaching as the instructor of record in public health or a closely related discipline both online and in person formats
  • At least two years of experience developing, building, and teaching fully online courses
  • Experience working with Blackboard or other online course management systems
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with a diverse student population

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • MPH or a MSPH from a CEPH accredited school or program of public health
  • Prior experience mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Leadership and management experience

 Special Instructions to Applicants  

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8938Z at; complete and submit the online application. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter summarizing teaching interests and experience as the instructor of record both online and in person (include information about online course development and delivery experience); (2) a one-page teaching philosophy; (3) a cocmplete curriculum vitae;  (4) contact information for three professional references (include title, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number).

Also, please include (5) a diversity statement summarizing the extent to which you have worked with any individuals from marginalized groups in a teaching, mentorship, or advisory capacity, and how you helped them identify and overcome barriers to success.

NOTE: Candidates who are invited for the second round of interviews (in person or virtually) must arrange for the search committee to receive three letters of recommendation prior to the second interview.

Please send email inquiries to Dr. Lila Fleming, Search Committee Chair, Department of Community and Global Health at

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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