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Public Health Program Director

Univeristy of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
North Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Population Health and Public Health Program is seeking to recruit a Director to administer the program and teach several courses in the Masters of Public Health curriculum. The appointed candidate will also serve as an academic advisor to Public Health Masters students.

The Mission of the UND Public Health Program is to promote health and well-being and develop a culturally aware public health workforce through innovative and collaborative approaches to education, scholarship, and service within local communities, our region, and the world. Our vision is to improve the population health in North Dakota, the Northern Plains, and beyond.

This position will work in close collaboration with the Public Health program manager, faculty, and other staff to advance the program. The initial percent of efforts would be: 30% Administration, 40% Research, 20% Teaching/Advising, and 10% Service.

Administration 30%:

-Mentor Public Health students and serve as an academic advisor.

-Responsible for content of the Public Health Program, including faculty recruitment and retention.

Research 40%:

- Collaborate with public health faculty on developing externally funded projects based on professional public health expertise.

-Work with graduate students and create research assistantship opportunities.

Teaching/Advising 20%:

UND Public Health courses are taught in both synchronous/distance and asynchronous/online formats. Blackboard is the teaching platform. Synchronous courses use Zoom, and asynchronous courses use YuJa and VoiceThread technologies. Each 3-credit class counts as 10% FTE and teaching a 3-credit course in both synchronous and asynchronous formats counts as 20% FTE. This position will serve as the Primary Instructor for the following Masters of Public Health Core courses:

PH 51O: Public Health & Health Care Systems This course introduces students to health care delivery systems, which provide diagnoses and treatment of health problems in societies. Topics include the organization, financing, and performance of health care delivery systems. Differences between rural and urban health systems,  as  well  as  international differences, are  studied. Ethical issues related to the delivery of health care are discussed. This is a 2 credit course taught both synchronous and asynchronously.

PH 590: Public Health Seminar The Public Health Seminar in Leadership and Advocacy is one component of the Public Health culminating experience. The course is intended to build skills that will help st1udents effectively put their public health knowledge into practice in organizations and communities. Through development of leadership and advocacy skills, students also synthesize and apply knowledge acquired through previous coursework and other public health learning experiences. This is a 1 credit course taught both synchronous and asynchronously.

Service 10%:

-Service includes contribution to the institution/school/department (e.g. committees), to the profession (e.g. professional organizations), and to the community (e.g. boards, etc.).

-Service expectations are commensurate with percent FTE and consistent with promotion guide lines.

Minimum Requirements:

Terminal degree in a public health, medicine, health systems, health administrat1i on, or related field. Demonstrated prior leadership experience gained within an academic environment, preferably in a CEPH accredited public health program. Proven distinguished record of teaching at the graduate level. One-year experience and proficiency in using distance technologies for communications (webinars, online modules, or televideo, etc.). Demonstrated track record of research grant acquisition and management. Successful completion of a criminal history record check. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility for work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Requirements:

Master’s in Public Health degree in addition to a terminal degree. Expertise in a UND MPH specialization, including Indigenous Health, Population Health Research & Analytics and /or Health Management & Policy. Publications in peer-reviewed journals. Broad understanding of opportunities and challenges in public health within the rural healthcare environment. Ability to recruit and retain outstanding faculty. Understanding of the current and emerging issues in public health in education, research and service and how they potentially will impact the mission and goals of the SMHS and UND.

To Apply:

Apply online on the University of North Dakota website. The application must include the following materials: Letter of interest, Current curriculum vitae, & Contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022. Position is opened until filled.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

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