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POSITION: The Department of Public Health at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in health policy and management. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 9 month position with appointment beginning no later than August 1, 2014. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in a relevant discipline; and experience with health policy and/or management. Desired: experience advising and teaching public health master’s and doctoral students in health policy and management; familiarity or experience with the accreditation process through the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH); published research in refereed journals; familiarity or experience with the university’s role in developing and maintaining an academic health department; staff supervisory experience; experience with advocacy, social marketing, and/or working in community-based settings; and a scholarship focus that builds on and extends existing strengths of the department. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities include: (1) Direct the MPH program; (2) Lead the MPH accreditation process through CEPH, including annual reporting, substantive changes, self-study, and re-accreditation ; (3) teach courses related to health policy and management to master’s and doctoral students; (4) provide academic advising, (5) serve in leadership and membership roles in departmental committees; (6) supervise admissions process; (7) manage MPH comprehensive exams; (8) serve as departmental community liaison for local and state public health meetings; (9) serve within the university and region; and (10) supervise the Academic Health Department (AHD) coordinator, serve on AHD steering committee, and track and provide relevant data and scholarship for reports and funding requests. Teaching loads allow time for carrying out a research agenda with full salary coverage.
DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY, AND COMMUNITY: The Department of Public Health offers an accredited MPH degree with three concentrations (community health education, health policy and management, and veterinary public health) and a PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education. The Department attracts a national and international student body and provides extensive support for both student and faculty interests. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in scholarship, learning, and service, and aims to enrich and elevate society. The University welcomes people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The City of Knoxville is situated in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Cumberland Plateau, areas of great beauty and among the most biodiverse in the U.S. Knoxville is a city of 200,000, offering many amenities of urban life.
SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with candidate’s experience and credentials.
APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application as a single pdf document. The application should include a letter of application addressing the required and desired qualifications stated in the position announcement; a curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references. Send application to Wendy Smith at email@example.com.
Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Laurie L. Meschke, PhD, 1914 Andy Holt Avenue (HPER 390), Knoxville, TN 37996, (865) 974-1102, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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