The Public Health department at the Muskie School of Public Service invites applications for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor starting Fall 2020. The new faculty member will teach a 3-3 course load in our generalist public health program, conduct research that complements our existing portfolio, and participate in university, departmental, and community service. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated success in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and a commitment to inclusive education and research practices.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate evidence of teaching experience, potential for developing and sustaining successful scholarship and research, a focus on student success and inclusive teaching, and a commitment to service and community engagement. The position requires teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level and the successful candidate will have expertise that complements and expands that of current faculty. Areas of expertise may include: health management and health services delivery, community health, health promotion, health equity, environmental health, and public health program planning and implementation. We are particularly interested in candidates able to teach graduate courses in environmental health and/or health program planning and management.
The Muskie School of Public Service offers masters’ degrees in Public Health as well as Policy, Planning and Management; and undergraduate degrees in Public Health, Geography/Anthropology, and Tourism and Hospitality. The School’s nationally recognized research, evaluation, and technical assistance portfolio operates as the Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy. Expertise and projects within the Cutler Institute span population health, including health policy, aging and disability, child and family policy, and justice policy. In addition, the Muskie School includes the Maine Public Health Institute, one of 40 nationally-recognized institutes that focuses on advancing public health practice and improving population health. Read more about the Public Health program through: https://usm.maine.edu/public-health.
We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a faculty member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness. As the University of Everyone – we are committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
PhD or comparable terminal degree in Public Health or a closely related field by time of appointment and prior teaching experience.
A PhD from a CEPH-accredited public health program, two or more years of experience teaching at the graduate level and online, prior experience with curriculum development and supervising student capstone projects.
The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.
Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.
Apply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs . You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application. This process requires that you upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae that fully describes your qualifications and teaching experiences in your area of expertise with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, and a list of contact information for three professional references, at least one of whom can speak to your ability to serve in the faculty role.
Required application document: Please submit a statement describing your teaching philosophy and inclusive approaches to support a diverse campus community (2 pages maximum).
All required materials must be submitted by February 8, 2020.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
About University of Southern Maine
The University of Southern Maine (USM) community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our Employment webpage (https://usm.maine.edu/employment) has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region.