The School of Arts and Sciences seeks a full-time faculty member to deliver high quality learning experiences and education for students in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program. The faculty member will engage in teaching, service and scholarship activities, and work collaboratively with colleagues across the University as well as within the School of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, the incumbent will provide mentorship to students and contribute to the visibility, impact and reputation of the University and its programs through research and scholarly engagement. The selected candidate will have responsibilities teaching classroom (face-to-face) and online courses to undergraduate students. Subject matters may include Introduction to Epidemiology, SAS, and Global Health. Rank will be commensurate with education and experience.
• Deliver didactic instruction via multiple formats (in-person and online, or in a ‘blended’ format) in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program, including Introduction to Epidemiology and SAS.
• Provide students with an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the School, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria.
• Provide engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered.
• Support incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities.
• Participate in service activities; serve on committees; serve on regional, state, or national organization committees and volunteer activities; represent the program and University in/at community functions; attend School and institutional activities such as Commencement and ceremonies; and support student activities such as health fairs and service projects.
• Engage in scholarship resulting in conference presentations, publishable manuscripts, peer-reviewed instructional materials, or other outcomes consistent with expectations for scholarly activities described in the Faculty Manual.
• Use the University’s learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students.
• Advise and assist students through office hours or scheduled appointments, by phone or email, and through other University-approved mechanisms.
• Provide service including student mentoring, ongoing course development, and assessment.
• Attend and participate in monthly School and Department meetings, University ceremonies, and other major events, and serve as a member of University, School and/or Department committees, as assigned.
• Contribute to periodic reviews and revisions of departmental course offerings.
• Maintain advanced knowledge in discipline and areas of expertise.
• Build and maintain relationships with professional organizations involved with the healthcare/health education/public health sector.
• Assume other duties as requested by the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Chair of the Department of Humanities, Behavioral, and Social Sciences, or the Director of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program
• A Ph.D., ScD., DrPH, or equivalent doctoral degree in public health or a related discipline is required; Applicants who are ABD may be considered.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in higher education and/or healthcare management/education
• Minimum of 3 years full or part-time teaching experience, preferably including both online and classroom-based teaching
• Minimum of 3 years of public health field and/or research experience
• Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to incorporate active learning strategies
• Knowledge of best teaching practices
• Ability to effectively use technology tools to support student learning, such as the Blackboard learning management system
• Strong innovative and collaborative skills
• Ability to use MS Office Suite including Microsoft Teams
• Ability to work both as a member of a team and as a team leader
• Must be able to work independently and effectively interact with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, administration/staff, alumni, and external constituents, including healthcare industry professionals)
• Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
• Commitment to undergraduate education and student success
Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.
Established in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, a city that is home to many of the world’s top universities and healthcare institutions. We are one of the largest and most highly-ranked schools for health- and life-sciences, and our alumni and faculty continually distinguish themselves in healthcare settings around the globe. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Our vision is to empower our Community to create a healthier, more equitable world, which we strive to achieve through our strategic priorities of collaboration, inclusion, success, sustainability, planning, and support.
We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance for our employees while supporting the MCPHS strategic plan.
MCPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates a diverse community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.