The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Public Health (SPH) seeks individuals at the level of Assistant and/or Associate Professor in the non-tenure stream to teach in the newly launched Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) undergraduate public health degree. These BSPH-affiliated full-time, 12-month faculty positions will be appointed by the SPH department matching the candidate’s discipline, strengths and interests and will be part of the SPH BSPH Office.
The BSPH is a four-year undergraduate degree program that provides students with a foundation in the key disciplines of public health alongside active learning activities. Students learn about today’s most pressing public health topics including climate change, health equity, infectious diseases, the role of technology in health promotion, and data science and public policy to improve health systems. Through our unique service-learning component, BSPH students engage directly with communities to apply lessons learned from the classroom and observe how their coursework translates into real-world settings.
BSPH-affiliated faculty positions will be expected to teach a minimum of four 3-credit undergraduate public health courses annually. BSPH-affiliated faculty typically teach two undergraduate courses in the Spring term and two undergraduate courses in the Fall term. The focus of these new BSPH-affiliated faculty positions will be on teaching the public health foundational and core courses. This course load allows for the remaining two days a week to be spent on other academic activities including discipline-specific research, service, and additional undergraduate and graduate-level teaching if appropriate. Opportunities also exist for participation in the school’s other educational programming focused on promoting pathways from high school into undergraduate and graduate training. Additional information about the school’s educational programming is available at www.sph.pitt.edu.
Candidates must hold a doctoral-level degree and have experience in the public health field. Appointment at the level of Associate Professor requires at least six years of experience post-doctorate and significant documented academic accomplishments. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s background/experience.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
A focus on one or more of the following areas aligned directly with the BSPH foundational and core courses: fundamentals of public health, genetics and cell biology, infectious diseases, health equity, community-based approaches to public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health sciences, health policy & management.
Substantial interest and demonstrated skills in pedagogy and educational program development. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience using innovative approaches to education including flipped classrooms and experiential learning activities.
Commitment to collaboration with existing SPH faculty to develop the undergraduate educational program and to serve the educational mission of the school and to the school’s mission of informed, empowered, and healthy communities and values of transparency, diversity, collaboration, integrity, empowerment, curiosity, and action.
Demonstrated commitment to advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Application Process: Please apply through requisition #22009871 through www.join.pitt.edu. Interested candidates should submit the following information): a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact details of three references. Review of applications will commence upon receipt of all materials and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 2023.