The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health seeks applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor (non-tenure-track) position to begin January, 2022. This position will contribute to teaching, advising, and program administration primarily in our Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Masters in Public Health (MPH) program which has over 20 program faculty and more than 80 MPH students. The Division has a Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health (http://www.epi.umn.edu/mch) that is engaged in workforce development and provides training opportunities to students and members of community-based organizations and public health agencies.
The School of Public Health is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in our mission and operations. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues from historically marginalized backgrounds and experience identifying and eliminating systemic barriers to academic success. Because the SPH and the Division seek to increase the diversity of its workforce, we particularly encourage applications from those who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented in our discipline, including those who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, those with disabilities, and those from LGBTQIA+ communities.
Duties/Primary responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are related to teaching and training, including:
Teaching multiple (in-person, online, and/or hybrid) graduate courses in maternal and child health per year, specifically in reproductive health and reproductive justice, and/or research methods (e.g., surveillance, MCH epidemiology, MCH program evaluation). Number of credits ranges from 10-15 credits/year.
Developing and enhancing practice and community-based learning opportunities for MCH students
Collaborating on initiatives of the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health
Advising MCH and perhaps other MPH graduate students and help direct their Applied Practice and Integrated Learning Experience projects;
Engaging community partners in community-focused research;
Committee service as needed (student admissions and retention, service on selected Division and School committees)
Although not a major component of this position, independent research is encouraged. Participation with other faculty and academic staff in writing grant proposals to support research is also encouraged.
Reporting: The person in this position reports directly to the MCH MPH Program Director, with annual performance evaluation by the Division Head (EpiCH) in collaboration with the MCH MPH Program Director.
Appointment and Compensation: The position is a 12-month salaried appointment with an anticipated effort of 80% teaching/advising and 20% administrative responsibilities. However, if the individual has existing research projects related to MCH, there is potential for 60% teaching, 20% administration, and 20% research. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
Additional information about benefits can be found here
An earned terminal or doctoral degree in Maternal and Child Public Health or related field (e.g., community health, epidemiology, social work, anthropology, public policy) is required. We are specifically interested in candidates who have expertise and experience in MCH epidemiology, MCH policy and legislation, Title V services, contraceptive and reproductive health, MCH program planning, implementation, and/or evaluation.
Required: Evidence of teaching excellence in public health at the graduate level is required. At least five years of public health practice experience specific to MCH or at least three years of experience with MCH/Title V programs at the state level and evidence of teaching effectiveness are required.
Preferred: Experience teaching using online learning platforms. Teaching and/or research on the impact of structural and social determinants of health, including racism, and their relationship to health inequities over the life course, are desired.
Internal Number: 340264
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