The Department of Public Health at State University of New York at Old Westbury is seeking a tenure-track faculty member and Applied Practice Experience Coordinator to teach courses in the department and manage experiential learning opportunities for public health majors. The Applied Practice Experience Coordinator will serve as the liaison between students and internship preceptors, perform site visits, nurture and evaluate the success of existing community partnerships, lead the “Applied Practice Experience” course each semester, and occasionally teach courses in their area of expertise.  Additionally, the Coordinator will develop and solidify relationships with new community partners to offer a broad range of experiences for our students across Long Island and the New York Metropolitan Area.  The Coordinator will communicate with students when career opportunities are available and collect and analyze data related to applied practice experience and graduate outcomes. The Applied Practice Experience Coordinator will report to the Chair of the Public Health Department and the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.  Candidates with a terminal degree will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track; candidates without a terminal degree will be hired at the rank of Instructor, tenure track.

Program description and responsibilities:

Undergraduate Public Health: Applied Practice Experience

Coordinate a placement program serving approximately 30-45 undergraduate students each semester. The semester-long placement is part of a capstone course facilitating the integration of public health knowledge and practical application. Applied practice experiences (i.e., internships) are designed to introduce the students in the public health major to the application of public health knowledge, theories, and practice. Students complete 90 hours at their site.

The Applied Practice Experience Coordinator and tenure-track Faculty responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching the Applied Practice Experience course and may teach courses in their area of expertise as needed;
  • Monitoring student activities, safety, and welfare in their placements (including site visits);
  • Delivering regular department-approved workshops on various aspects of professional development, such as resume writing, graduate school applications, internship sites, and job interview skills.
  • Coordinating with graduate school programs and placement sites to host information sessions for students.
  • Conducting one-on-one advising sessions with undergraduate students on various aspects of public health-focused professional development, such as resume writing, graduate school applications, job interview skills, and internship applications.
  • Tracking graduates in their job placement and professional development, nurturing relationships, and facilitating networking opportunities between alumni, our University, and the department.
  • Assisting the Career Planning and Development Center and the Office of Alumni Affairs to coordinate job fairs and career networking events specific to the major.
  • Collecting data from students and placement supervisors to be used for annual assessment reporting.  The Coordinator may also need to assist with administrative tasks associated with the department and/or accreditation needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master of Public Health, Master of Health Administration, or a Master’s degree in a similar field (Instructor appointment).  Candidates with a terminal degree may be hired as Assistant Professor.
  • A minimum of three (3) years full-time professional public health work (or an equivalent combination of full-time and part-time work experience) in or with community organizations or publicly funded agencies in the Long Island/NY Metropolitan area or a metro/suburban area in program management, development and/or evaluation of public health issues or programs.
  • Experience teaching and/or advising students at the undergraduate level.
  • Work experience with diverse populations and communities.
  • Ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently.
  • Must have and maintain the appropriate valid driver’s license and have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of professional public health work in or with community organizations or publicly funded agencies in the Long Island/NY Metropolitan area.
  • Experience in program management, development and evaluation.

Additional Information:

Salary Range:           up to $80,000.00 commensurate with education and experience

Comprehensive benefits package:  https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Jan-2024.pdf

Position Type:  Faculty

Official Budget Title:  Instructor (10 months)/Assistant Professor (10 months)

Campus Title:  Applied Practice Experience Coordinator/Instructor or Assistant Professor

Department:  Public Health

FTE:  Full-time

Negotiating Unit:  UUP

Salary Grade:  NSA6/NSA5

FLSA Status:  Exempt


Application Instructions:

Please submit the following online at: https://oldwestbury.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=173942

  1. cover letter,
  2. resume,
  3. contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three references and,
  4. a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process).

Only applications submitted online will be considered.  Letters from references will only be requested from finalists.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  Position will be open until filled. To receive full consideration, submit applications by April 28, 2024.

VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Employment in this position will be contingent on the College’s verification of credentials and any other information required by federal or state law, and SUNY Old Westbury polices, including the completion of pre-employment screening.

About State University of New York at Old Westbury

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff. Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world. The University is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.

SUNY Old Westbury serves large populations of underrepresented, first-generation, and non-traditional students.  Candidates with experience working with a similar student body, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting these populations, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Since its foundation in 1965, SUNY Old Westbury has been committed to social justice, diversity, and the empowerment of traditionally underserved populations.  The University serves a large proportion of non-traditional students and has earned the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine for six consecutive years.

Located on a 604-acre campus on Long Island, Nassau County, about 40 miles from New York City, SUNY Old Westbury comprises four Schools (Education, Business, Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies) with total enrollment of 4400 students.  For more details about the SUNY Old Westbury, please refer to our website at www.oldwestbury.edu.