MPH Internship Coordinator, Arcadia University

Posted by Arcadia University on July 13, 2015

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. Approximately 3,900 students study at Arcadia, with 2,400 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world.

Arcadia’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) houses the University’s Community and Global Public Health/Health Education Programs, Genetic Counseling, Medical Science (Physician Assistant Studies), and Physical Therapy programs. Through evidence-based practice and project-based learning, these programs prepare health professionals for success in a rapidly changing global environment, with applied public health internships, pro bono clinical thesis work, clinical rotations, international fieldwork, and multicultural assessment. Graduates of Arcadia’s CHS programs are at the forefront of their respective fields and employed with leading health organizations.

The MPH Program in the College of Health Sciences at Arcadia University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position in Community & Global Public Health at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level with primary responsibilities as the MPH Internship Coordinator. Programs offered within the department include an MPH in Community Health, MPH dual degrees with the Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Counseling programs, an MS in Health Education, and an undergraduate minor in Global Public Health. We are seeking a candidate who has experience teaching and as a public health practice professional.

Teaching opportunities are available on the undergraduate and graduate level. Opportunities are available to expand initiatives that are at the core of Arcadia’s
international focus and global health mission. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating MPH and Health Education internships, which includes advising students regarding placements, identifying and securing public health practice placements within the community, serving as the program liaison for site preceptors, negotiating affiliation agreements, completing site visits, and securing all necessary documentation and reports related to the internship experience. Teaching within the graduate MPH Program and the undergraduate Global Public Health minor will also be required. The following qualifications are required: an MPH, DrPH or PhD degree with public health practice experience and teaching on the undergraduate or graduate level preferred.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of four academic/professional references, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy, research and leadership objectives should be sent electronically as PDF documents to

Required documents for application:
 Cover letter
 Curriculum Vitae
 Names and contact information for four professional references
 Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Research and Leadership objectives

A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are hired for a starting date in August 2015. Applicants should be prepared to send copies of academic publications, teaching evaluations, academic transcripts and grant documents upon request. References will only be contacted for finalists.

Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement; Provide an environment that is a magnet for students who will become actively engaged; ensures the resources needed for a quality education; the ability to expand, improve, enhance space, faculty, to support teaching and learning; to move toward a comprehensive internationalization as demonstrated in activities and programs offered that are rooted in the context of globalization; help further become a globally minded, present, and engaged university.

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