Overview

The Department of Public Health invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Teaching) position. We seek an active and engaged colleague with demonstrated professional and teaching interests consistent with eliminating health disparities and social inequalities. Candidates may have interests related, but not limited, to substance use, COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, gun violence, food and housing insecurity, or health care access and delivery. We encourage applications from persons with experience conducting community-based interventions serving particularly vulnerable, underserved, and urban populations.

Candidates should have substantive scholarly expertise in one or more defined areas of public health. They will be expected to teach required courses in the undergraduate public health curriculum. The preferred candidate will support courses such as Methodological Approaches in Public Health, Biostatistics, the required Capstone course, or other required courses. Candidates will participate in curriculum development and may propose new courses that align with their substantive area of expertise. Candidates are also expected to perform meaningful service on department, college, and university committees; participate in departmental activities; serve their profession and/or community partners (if appropriate); and complete other related duties as assigned.

Candidates must possess a PhD, DrPH, or equivalent doctoral degree in a public-health-aligned discipline; or must have their degree conferred by August 15, 2022 for position starting in Fall 2022 semester. Candidates who additionally possess an MPH are encouraged to apply. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the academic community’s diversity and excellence at Wayne State University. Candidates should apply via: https://jobs.wayne.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=578776

Include a cover letter that addresses: (1) teaching experiences and interests; (2) teaching philosophy, particularly regarding undergraduate instruction; (3) potential impacts of their work in metropolitan Detroit; and (4) commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in these efforts. Applicants should also provide a curriculum vitae (CV) with the names, titles, and contact information for three professional references.

About Wayne State University

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and engaged academic unit collectively dedicated to addressing and eliminating health disparities. Our faculty have achieved national and international reputations for excellence in their respective fields of research including mental health and suicide prevention, gender and reproductive health, patient-centered outcomes assessment, immigrant health, and chronic disease prevention. Our instructors are public health professionals working in city and county health departments, hospitals and health care institutions, and non-profit organizations in our region.

Wayne State University is one of the nation’s pre-eminent public research universities in the heart of Detroit. Nationally recognized as a Carnegie Research Intensive (R1) and Community Engaged University, WSU is located in the vibrant cultural center of Detroit highlighted nationally for its growth and development. WSU offers a collegial environment; state-of-the art facilities; excellent programming and training for health-related careers; and access to collaborations across universities in southeast Michigan. The University is an Affirmative Action Recruiter/Equal Opportunity Employer, and qualified candidates from minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. A summary of faculty benefits is available at http://hr.wayne.edu/tcw/benefits/