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Assistant Professor of Public Health - Simmons College

Location: Boston, MA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11592
Posted: July 6, 2017
Description:

The Department of Public Health at Simmons College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to commence in fall 2017.  This position will support a new online Master of Public Health in Health Equity, launching in October 2017, along with related campus-based undergraduate and graduate programming.  The Public Health Program at Simmons is a unique, interdisciplinary program that currently supports a vibrant undergraduate BA and BS in Public Health, and the new online MPH in Health Equity.  We are seeking a candidate to contribute to the overall vision and growth of the MPH Program, and to design and coordinate the culminating Health Equity Change Project.  This unique learning experience supports students through a two-course sequence as they design, implement and evaluate a project to advance health equity in the context of an applied practicum in their local setting.  The candidate will also offer MPH coursework focused on health equity, health disparities and the social determinants of health; community-based research and community organizing; and/or other areas of related interest. 

 

Skills/Eligibility:

The successful candidate will have a DrPH, or a PhD with an MPH (ABD candidates also considered), with a strong record of scholarly publication, evidence of teaching excellence, and effective leadership in an academic setting.  Preference will be given to candidates with a record of applied scholarship and teaching focused on health disparities, the social determinants of health, and community-based or policy-oriented models of health equity intervention; prior success with online teaching will also be considered favorably. We are especially interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of our program’s faculty.

Located in the Fenway area of Boston, Simmons offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and professional programs, both online and conventional.  Simmons College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity.  The College supports the principle and spirit of equal employment opportunity for all persons, based on each individual’s qualifications and fitness and ensures that all decisions concerning hiring and promotion of faculty and staff, or the educational process of students, are based on considerations appropriate to an academic institution without regard to race, color, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. 

How to Apply:

For questions/inquiries, please contact our Human Resources team at: thcs@simmons.edu, including Lindsey Baumgardner at lindsey.baumgardner@simmons.edu.  You may reach MPH Program Director, Shelley White, at Shelley.White@simmons.edu.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcript, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching excellence, a sample of scholarly work, and three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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