Regis College is seeking an Assistant Professor for the online Master of Public Health program. This faculty member will serve as the Practicum Coordinator. The Practicum Coordinator is responsible for working with all MPH students, organizations, and approved preceptors to support the success of student practicum experiences. They will advise all MPH students on the selection of their practicum locations and the development of appropriate practicum projects. The Practicum Coordinator establishes relationships with external organizations to facilitate opportunities for student practicum experiences. S/he will also provide online teaching and instruction to students and collaborate with other faculty to promote an engaging learning environment.
Reporting to the MPH Program Director and the Dean of the School of Health Sciences, this full-time, virtually located position is a non-tenure track, twelve-month appointment with a starting date of August 23, 2021. Qualified applicants will have an earned doctorate in Public Health or related discipline and experience teaching at the graduate level. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach across the public health curriculum and have teaching experience or research related to epidemiology or health policy management. A passion for excellence with gentleness, a commitment to diversity, collaboration and innovation, and positive energy are fundamental to this position. The MPH program is committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.
Essential Job Functions
Advise MPH students on practicum process, acceptable projects, timelines, and final presentations.
Monitor and evaluate MPH students during practicum experience.
Plan presentation of completed practicum experience for MPH students.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with external organizations.
Resolve academic concerns, including issues associated with the field experience and organizations.
Respond to student email inquiries in a timely manner (within 48 hours) utilizing official University email account.
Teach assigned online courses within the qualified discipline including curriculum maintenance, innovation of content, curriculum assessment, and documentation.
Assign grades and provide relevant, substantive, and value-added feedback in a timely manner (as described in the Faculty Handbook) through appropriate Moodle online classroom.
Participate in regular remote meetings and faculty development opportunities.
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.
PhD in public health with experience in epidemiology, health policy, or health administration. MPH in public health preferred. A terminal degree required for graduate courses, with at least 18 credit hours required in the field of study delivered.
At least 3 -5 years of experience and professional practice in epidemiology, health policy, or health administration.
At least 2 -5 years of experience with university level online teaching preferred.
Experience with Quality Matters preferred.
CHES or MCHES preferred.
Experience as one of the following a plus:
Local Health Director
Community Policy Manager/Lobbyist
Ability to uphold the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general public health periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students, customers, and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
Proficiency Internet browsers and web-based software. Experience with online platforms like Blackboard, Brightspace, Moodle, and Zoom preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Normal remote office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
May spend extended periods at terminal, on telephone, or operating other office machines, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran’s status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.
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About Regis College
Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and inspired by the social justice values of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Regis College is a welcoming and inclusive community. We are called to provide access to an academically rigorous education through innovative learning opportunities and collaborative engagement at all degree levels. We educate the whole person, preparing our students to pursue excellence, to become change agents in their own communities, and to serve and lead as advocates for a more just and compassionate global society.