Faculty Positions, Dept of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Posted by Temple University on November 16, 2015


Faculty Positions (Non-Tenure Track)

This is an exciting time for the College of Public Health at Temple University. We are experiencing unprecedented growth in our educational and research programs, and the University’s rankings are rapidly climbing. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences is seeking three innovative and experienced non-tenure track faculty to teach in our undergraduate and graduate public health programs. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences strives to promote healthy communities and train those who excel in public health practice and research. We are committed to understanding and addressing the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations by leading and engaging in education, research, and service, often in collaboration with the community. We prepare graduates for exciting career paths as community health educators, counselors and practitioners, policy makers and trailblazing researchers.

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic educators, especially applicants who are public health generalists with an ability to teach in two or more of the following areas: community-based public health program planning and evaluation; fundamentals of/introduction to public health; public health nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; disease prevention; and health disparities. Faculty in these positions will primarily teach in the undergraduate program but we are also interested in applicants able to teach in the MPH graduate program. Experience with online teaching and innovative approaches, such as flipped, blended or hybrid classrooms, is a plus. An earned PhD or DrPH is preferred, but exceptional applicants nearing completion of their doctorate may be considered. For applicants with a PhD/DrPH, an MPH degree is also desirable. Teaching experience is required of all applicants.

The College of Public Health, a constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession and social work disciplines, enrolls 4,600 students with over 500 students in our undergraduate and graduate public health programs. We are proud to have one of the first undergraduate public health programs in the nation. All public health academic programs are accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH). The College has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in the shape and configuration of programs, research profile, increase in rankings, and collaboration with other academic units. The College’s innovative research focuses on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science and is sponsored by NIH, NSF, and other major funders.

Under the leadership of Dean Laura Siminoff, a public health social scientist continuously funded by NIH for 25 years, CPH is hiring 50 faculty over the next three years to join the 160 faculty across its academic disciplines. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the country and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center. Temple is located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination.

Appointment for these positions will be made at the rank of Instructor, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, dependent on qualifications. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Please send a letter of interest describing in detail your teaching experience and preparation with your curriculum vitae to [email protected]. Additional materials, such as teaching evaluations from the past 5 years are welcomed (if these are extensive, please combine them into a single zip file). Please indicate your earliest possible start date in your cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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