The Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance (HSHP), within the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa, invites applications for a tenure track position in Public Health at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2022.
The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News & World Report.
Responsibilities will include a teaching load of 24 credit/contact hours per academic year at the undergraduate level. The candidate will teach introductory public health courses including health disparities, introduction to public health, and possibly epidemiology and/or biostatistics as needed. Candidates may also be assigned to other related departmental support courses as needed.
The Public Health program is seeking accreditation with the Council on Education for Public Health; candidates will be expected to teach courses in alignment with accreditation requirements and perform service duties to support this initiative.
The successful candidate is expected to mentor students with special emphasis on students in our majors, and to participate in service to the department, college, university, and broader community. Excellence in teaching and scholarship activity is expected. The candidate is expected to demonstrate strong communication skills, as well as dedication and commitment to high quality and innovative instruction to undergraduate students.
Applicants with a PhD, DrPH, or ScD in public health or a related discipline are preferred. ABD candidates are eligible to apply with degree completion by May 2022. Candidates with public health certifications/licenses are encouraged (CHES, CPH, REHS). Applicants with a focus on public health practice, health disparities and/or emergency management/disaster preparedness are preferred.
Teaching experience at the college level is required. Prior teaching and research experience with undergraduates is desirable. A personal commitment to quality undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in teaching a range of public health courses (i.e., health disparities, methodology/research courses, emergency management/disaster preparedness, and other related public health courses) and the ability to teach introductory health courses in our department. Candidates who have additional experience teaching epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods in public health, leadership and management, and other upper-level public health courses are preferred. Candidates with industry experience or professional experience in a public health agency or organization are also desirable.
Candidates are expected to have an interest in and the ability to teach courses at the introductory and upper-division levels. A demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in lower and upper-division undergraduate courses is desired.
In addition, candidates who demonstrate experience in or desire to develop interprofessional practice, leadership, and collaboration experiences are desired.
Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
For further details, and to apply, please visit our website at www.ut.edu/jobs
Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copy of teaching evaluation, copy of graduate/terminal transcript and name/contact information of references.
The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.
The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers rigorous, high quality curricula in biology, marine science, environmental science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, forensic science, exercise science, public health, allied health, sport management and nursing; all designed to prepare students for challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our faculty are excellent teachers, both in the classroom and working with students on an individual basis. UT has invested heavily in the development of our college's teaching and research facilities and laboratories. Our college continually fosters relationships with organizations in the greater Tampa Bay area and elsewhere to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an internship, volunteer, or interact with professionals working in their chosen field. Each department also offers study abroad courses that students can take for credit toward their degree. For more information, see: https://www.ut.edu/academics/college-of-natural-and-health-sciences.
The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.