The Public Health program at Gwynedd Mercy University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Public Health to start in Fall 2022. We seek a colleague dedicated to educating public health professionals at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Public Health program began in Fall 2021 and offers two degrees, a fully online Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Equity and an on-ground Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Health Education. The Public Health program aligns with Gwynedd Mercy University’s commitment to academic excellence with a strong value of promoting social justice in a diverse world. As a leader in health education for more than 60 years, GMercyU is proud to respond to the growing need for public health experts and is committed to the growth of the Public Health program.


Qualified applicants should:

  • Have an earned doctoral degree in a public health discipline by Fall 2022
  • Be prepared to develop and teach foundational and elective courses in the public health program
  • Have experience teaching undergraduate or graduate-level courses
  • Articulate an understanding of the value of a liberal arts education for undergraduate public health majors and a competency focused education for MPH students in alignment with the requirements of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Document their research experience, highlighting work addressing social determinants of health and health equity
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to research with both undergraduate and graduate students

Faculty will have a course load of 18 credits per year (3 courses per semester), teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition to teaching and developing an active research program, the faculty member will serve as an academic advisor for undergraduate and graduate students beginning in year two of the appointment. The position reports to the Director of the Public Health program, located within the School of Arts and Sciences. Salary is commensurate with academic credentials and experience. The start date is August 22, 2022.

GMercyU values diversity and seeks a faculty member who is committed to inclusion in education and professional practice. Candidates will also be expected to articulate an understanding of the relationship of GMercyU’s mission and core values to public health practice.

For full consideration, applicants should submit the following documents:

  • a curriculum vita (including details of teaching, research, and service)
  • a statement of teaching and research philosophy
  • contact information for three references

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Finalists for the position must provide official undergraduate and graduate transcripts before they are hired. In addition to applying online, applicants should send additional requested documents to HR@gmercyu.edu (please include job title and code).



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About Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Mercy University is a Catholic university with a strong foundation in the liberal arts. Founded in 1948 by the Sisters of Mercy, the University offers more than 40 associate, bachelor, master and doctorate degree programs on a full- and part-time basis. Our academic distinction lies in the intersection of excellent programs in health care, education, and business administration, which prepares students to become leaders in the region's powerful and growing life-sciences industry. Our enrollment of nearly 2,500 students and prime location within minutes of Philadelphia means that we're large enough to offer a vibrant campus life but small enough that professors can develop mentoring relationships with students. We educate students in the Mercy tradition of service to society, preparing graduates who not only find jobs but also create lives and careers with deep meaning.

Gwynedd Mercy University students enjoy a vibrant, collegiate campus life highlighted by its 19 NCAA Division III men's and women's sports teams and opportunities to pursue interests through 24 clubs and activities. The University has four residence halls with a variety of living options, a gym and access to indoor track and outside basketball and tennis courts. There are four eateries on campus where students can grab a coffee on the run, get pizza and sandwiches or sit down to all-you-can eat meals. The University is situated on 314 beautiful acres close to a variety of shops and eateries and just a short ride away to the city excitement of Philadelphia.