Overview

The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for appointment as Senior Instructional Professor (SIP) in the MPH Program and dual MPH – MD programs (https://publichealth.bsd.uchicago.edu/ ). This is a full-time leadership position that offers opportunities for classroom teaching, mentoring students on research projects, and intellectual leadership in management of instructional personnel. The initial three-year appointment may begin as early as January 2023 and is renewable with opportunity for promotion. This is a career-track position with competitive salary and benefits. Appointment will be as Assistant, Associate, or Full Senior Instructional Professor based on experience. This is not a tenure-track position.

The University of Chicago MPH program and dual degree MPH – MD program, open only to medical students in the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, welcomed its first class in Fall 2021. The MPH program recruits talented students from across the United States and around the world. Students are selected from a wide array of backgrounds, experiences, and academic trajectories. For the MPH-MD program, students in the Pritzker School of Medicine may apply to the MPH program in the third year of medical school. The appointee will also be Assistant Director of the MPH program.

The appointee will annually teach four courses, drawn primarily from the required core courses for the MPH, which include Foundations of Public Health;  Health Behavior Theory & Health Communications; Public Health Programs: Planning, Implementation, & Evaluation; Introduction to Biostatistics; Epidemiology and Population Health; and the Practicum and Capstone courses which both include didactic components, depending on program need, In addition, the appointee will be the first point of contact and oversight for all external practicum placements, will steer students to program completion, and will advise a limited number of MPH capstone projects for a combined total of approximately 25 practicum portfolios and 5 capstone projects per year.

In the administrative leadership role, the appointee will directly supervise and evaluate other teaching personnel and manage their reappointments; develop new programming and conduct one-on-one meetings to assist in the pedagogical training of all MPH instructors; coordinate all MPH course offerings and oversee their alignment with the Council for Education in Public Health core competencies for the MPH degree; develop, implement, and oversee curricular and co-curricular programs to advance student learning; serve as the first point of contact for all students who run into difficulty with MPH curricular policy; train  academic staff and compile placement data; and contribute to program operations, admissions, staff hiring, student recruitment, and alumni engagement.

Finally, the appointee will have research expertise in a specific area within public health (e.g., communicable or non-communicable disease epidemiology, prevention or health behavior; environmental health; maternal and child health, etc.). Depending on program need, one course may be an elective in this area.

The position includes support for professional development.

A PhD, MD, or equivalent is required by the start of appointment. To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: http://apply.interfolio.com/113324. Applicants must upload a cover letter describing experience and/or evidence of potential in (a) managing personnel, budgets, and academic programs in public health, (b) public health program implementation or leadership, and (c) public health research; curriculum vitae, including bibliography and experience relevant to the prospective appointment; syllabi of courses designed and taught; contact information for three references; and a teaching statement, including (a) teaching philosophy, and (b) curricular development experience.

Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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