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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
SCIENCES, DEPARTMNET OF POPULATION HEALTH, ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL
PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR, MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH, POSITION
Compensation and Appointment
Position: Associate/Full Professor dependent upon qualifications
Remuneration/Salary: $150,000+ commensurate with
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums
paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement
plan, and tuition waiver. Optional benefits available: supplemental
life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental
This position is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track or tenured,
appointment with University of North Dakota (UND) School of
Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Population
This is a tenure-track position with the possibility of coming in
tenured if applicant meets all the required criteria for
Job Summary and Responsibilities
The Mission of the University of North Dakota Master of Public
Health Program (MPH) 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.
MPH vision is to improve population health in North Dakota, the
Northern Plains, and beyond.
MPH is housed within the Department of Population Health at UND
School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and offers the Master
of Public Health degree with three specializations, dual degree
options, and a Certificate in Public Health. The program prepares
students to respond to the growing demand for public health
professionals who can transform data into policies and programs to
improve population health. MPH is a 42/43-credit graduate degree
with a 21-credit core curriculum, 15-credit specialization
curriculum and six credits for an Applied Practice Experience
(practicum) and culminating experience (scholarly project). UND
offers three MPH specializations: Health Management & Policy;
Indigenous Health; and Population Health Research &
The number of students who enroll in MPH increases yearly, and the
scope of the program's activities is expanding. The UND SMHS
Department of Population Health and MPH is seeking to recruit a
Director to direct the program and teach several courses in both
the MPH curricula. The appointed candidate will also serve as an
academic advisor to multiple MPH students.
MPH courses are offered in both synchronous/distance and
online/asynchronous formats. Courses to be taught may
a. Public Health & Health Care Systems (Lead Instructor)
b. Public Health Seminar (Lead Instructor)
c. Student Advising and other courses as appropriate
This position will work in close collaboration with the public
health program manager, faculty, and other staff to advance the MPH
Program. The initial percent of efforts would be:
• 30% administration
• 40% research
• 20% teaching/advising
• 10% service
• Mentor MPH students and serve as an academic advisor.
• Responsible for content of MPH program, including faculty
recruitment and retention.
• Collaborate with public health faculty on developing externally
funded projects based on professional public health
• Work with graduate students and create research assistantship
• Comply with promotion and tenure guidelines for research and
scholarly activity as a Teaching Professor in the Department of
Teaching and advising (20%):
UND MPH 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 MPH Core course:
• PH 510: Public Health & Health Care Systems This course
introduces students to health care delivery systems, which provide
diagnosis 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. 2
credit course—synchronous and asynchronous
• PH 590: Public Health Seminar
The MPH Seminar in Leadership and Advocacy is one component of the
MPH Culminating Experience. The course is intended to build skills
that will help students 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. 1 credit
course—synchronous and asynchronous
• Student Advising and other courses as appropriate
• Service includes contribution to the
institution/school/department (e.g. committees), to the profession
(e.g. professional organizations), and to the community (e.g.
• Service expectations are commensurate with percent FTE and
consistent with promotion guidelines.
It is expected that this position will generate 30% of salary from
external sources for research and creative activity by the end of
the first year.
• Terminal degree in a public health, medicine, health systems,
health administration, or related field.
• Demonstrated prior leadership experience gained within an
academic environment, preferably in a CEPH accredited public health
• Proven distinguished record of teaching at the graduate
• One-year experience and proficiency in using distance
technologies for communications (webinars, online modules, or
• Demonstrated track record of research grant acquisition and
• Successful completion of a criminal history record check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required
to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to
complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon
• MPH degree in addition to 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 SMHS and UND.
Must apply online and application must include the following
1. Letter of interest
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. Contact information for three references
Review of applications will begin January, 2022. Position is opened
The University of North Dakota (UND) is a public research
University established as a Land Grant University in 1883. Founded
with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a
prominent scientific research university, classified by the
Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. UND was
recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative
universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is
widely regarded as among the top universities in the American
Northern Plains region. Currently, the University boasts 200+
fields of study with nearly 15,000 students.
UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town
of over 50,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and
Minnesota. Grand Forks boasts high-quality medical facilities, a
very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and
private schools, and annual events throughout the year. Ranked as
one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best
Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the
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Confidentiality of Application Materials Note: Pursuant to NDCC
44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the
applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except
records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to
the public after the search committee has identified the top three
finalists who will be invited to campus. EEO Statement UND is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity
or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals
with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be
invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or
ethnicity, veteran’s status, and disability status during the
application process. This information will remain confidential and
separate from your application.
Veteran’s Preference Veterans claiming preference must submit all
proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility
includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter
of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months. Clery
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