Pace University College of Health Professions (CHP) is seeking a Full-time Tenure Track Faculty member to join the Health Science Department as Inaugural Chair/ Director of the Masters of Public Health Program (MPH). This position will be appointed at either the department chair or program director level, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. This position may be based at either the New York City Campus or Westchester Campus located in Pleasantville NY.

The Masters in Public Health program (MPH) will enroll its first cohort in Fall 2023. Course delivery will be both online and in hybrid format. This interdisciplinary and interprofessional program includes faculty from CHP and the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. The MPH program will have a focus on global health inequities, specifically eliminating health inequities in a sustainable manner by addressing the social determinants of health to improve the health and wellbeing of local, national and global populations.

The growing Health Science department, situated at the New York City (downtown) and Pleasantville campuses, is comprised of 5 full-time primary faculty members. The department’s faculty address pressing public health and global health issues and are recognized both nationally and internationally for their important contributions to scholarship, education, policy, and practice. The department’s flagship program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Science, educates 250 Health Science students. An MSc in Health Informatics is also slated to begin Fall 2023. The department is housed within the College of Health Professions, with faculty members appointed within undergraduate and graduate programs in Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, Communication and Speech Disorders, Health Informatics, and Nutrition and Dietetics. The current position offers exceptional opportunities for academic and professional collaboration.

The College believes that the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the excellence of our academic programs. We are seeking a creative and growth-oriented leader with the capacity to build on the College’s existing excellence.

Some of the major responsibilities include

  • Working with faculty to launch the MPH program and guide faculty through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation process
  • Setting annual program goals and evaluating outcomes
  • Managing program, marketing, and related activities
  • Onboarding and mentoring new faculty
  • Facilitating faculty role development in teaching and scholarship, and supporting their service role, including engagement in professional activities
  • Collaborating with faculty to ensure a quality program and outcomes
  • Leading curriculum reviews of the program to determine and meet success metrics for students, including retention
  • Managing curriculum development, program assessment, program review, and related activities,
  • Addressing student concerns and conducting grade appeals
  • Developing annual teaching schedules for faculty
  • Conducting annual faculty and staff performance reviews

Position Qualifications

  • Research doctorate in Public Health or relevant field
  • A demonstrated track record of professional experience in higher education administration;
  • At least three years of documented successful full-time experience in an academic setting including experience with curriculum development and evaluation
  • A minimum of 3 years of graduate level teaching experience
  • An active research program in an area of Public Health; familiarity with the external funding process and history of securing grant funding
  • The candidate may be appointed at either the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank and must be tenure eligible.

For additional details and to apply, please visit the job posting on the Pace Careers website.

About Pace University College of Health Professions

Established in 2010, the College of Health Professions at Pace University offers a broad range of programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. It is the College’s goal to create innovative and complex programs that reflect the changing landscape of the health care system. These programs are designed to prepare graduates for impactful careers in health care practice, health-related research, or as educators, and equip graduates to work in health policy and global health fields. Students in clinical programs receive hands-on training in the College’s Interprofessional Center for Health Care Simulation and have the opportunity to apply their developing skills in real-world settings at many of the regions’ leading clinical facilities. The College is currently comprised of several growing and important areas of study, which include Nursing, Physician Assistant, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Health Science.