Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Health
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Academic / Research
College / University
Internal Number: 22-100
Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health to begin in August 2022.
West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
The College of Health Sciences' mission is to prepare and inspire health leaders, professionals, and consumers through collaborative and innovative approaches to education, research and community service. The Department of Health offers four undergraduate majors, three undergraduate minors, a CEPH accredited Master of Public Health Program and two graduate certificates.
Teaching two or more of the following courses: Health Care Technology and Information Management; Strategic Leadership in Health Care; Public Health Law, Ethics, Economics, and Policy or Health Care Delivery
Maintaining an active scholarship and research agenda involving students
Mentoring and advising Public Health students
Serving the University and the community through participation in various committees
The typical teaching assignment involves a 4:4 blended undergraduate and graduate load (three maximum preps per semester.)
Department programs are offered in a face-to-face format, online and with hybrid classes, and offsite.
Electronic application allows cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, teaching statement, evidence of effective teaching, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (pdf suggested); transcripts and a list of three references with contact information (all required). Official transcripts will be required of those candidates invited for campus interview.
The Department of Health has a Teacher-Scholar model that emphasizes a commitment to diversity and inclusion in our teaching, research, and service. As part of your application for a tenure-track faculty position, we have requested a Diversity Statement. This request highlights our Department's commitment to promote diversity and inclusiveness and to cultivate a campus environment that welcomes all. This commitment reflects the Diversity Theme of West Chester University's new Strategic Plan and supports initiatives of our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (WCU Diversity Equity Inclusion). We expect that each applicant's statement will be unique, as informed by their own experiences and goals. Some issues you might address in a 1-2-page statement include the following: (1) How have you supported diversity and inclusion in your interactions with others in classroom and research environments? (2) What have you done to help students from diverse communities (such as underrepresented minorities, non-traditional, LGBTQ, veteran, rural, and/or first generation) succeed, including any programs for these students that you have participated in? (3) Describe your commitment to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity at WCU. In particular, how might you contribute to our current diversity initiatives, and do you have any other ideas to help promote equity on our campus?
Review of applicants will begin January 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists must successfully complete an interview, teaching demonstration, and research presentation.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances West Chester University’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action – Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
An earned doctorate (such as DrPH, PhD, ScD) in Public Health or other public health related discipline such as health care management, health care administration, public administration, health policy, health sciences informatics, or nursing/clinical leadership
ABD with completion by appointment date will be considered
Demonstrated record of conducting research in one the following areas in public health law, ethics, and/or policy; strategic leadership in health care; health care technology and information management; health care management or quality assurance/patient safety
Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level public health courses
Professional experience in one of the priority areas of expertise: strategic leadership in health care; health care technology and information management; health care management; quality assurance/patient safety, health care law or policy
MPH/MS from a CEPH accredited program or MHA from an accredited program
Ability to demonstrate a commitment to engage in funded scholarship activities that result peer-reviewed presentations and publications.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a public university in Chester County, Pennsylvania. WCU is the largest of the 14 state universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and the sixth largest university in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.