School of Public Health - Assistant/Associate Professor - Global Health
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Internal Number: 9221
Position Number: 04001
School/College: School of Public Health
The Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks to hire a dynamic teacher to join our Department at the Assistant or Associate level rank. The UAB School of Public Health is seeking to grow our educational efforts in the field of global health at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Specifically, we are interested in applicants who can share their passion and commitment to global health with students both in the classroom and in international settings through the development of Education Abroad opportunities, as well as lead the further development of our graduate-level Global Health Studies Certificate program. This position will be affiliated with the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health, whose mission is to develop sustainable approaches to advance global health equity and social justice through support for interdisciplinary education, research, global health practice, and community engagement. The work of the Center focuses on collaboration with other academic and non-academic domestic and international institutions enhancing the capacity of the UAB community to engage, prepare, and support UAB's global health agenda. Demonstrated experience working internationally in global health/development in global health research or practice is preferred.
We are seeking applications from individuals holding a doctoral degree in Public Health, Global Health, or a closely related field; an MPH is strongly preferred for those with doctoral training in a discipline other than Public Health. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is required for this position. This can take the form of previous experience developing and teaching global health courses (independently or as a teaching assistant/secondary instructor), extensive experience preparing and delivering education programs related to health, and/or leadership in a technical-assistance capacity that involved interacting with large groups. All experience should be clearly documented in a Teaching Portfolio which also outlines the applicant's teaching philosophy, an evaluation of their teaching skills, and details on teaching-related professional development activities.
This is a non-tenure earning, full-time (12-month) position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Initial rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The expected teaching load is 4-5 courses per year (including summer); the primary course assignment will include Introduction to Global Health at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, both online and in-person. Other courses will be assigned based on the applicant's interests or in response to programmatic needs and may include teaching global health for the UAB Honors College. Although excellence in teaching will be the primary evaluation criterion for promotion, continued connection to public health practice and research is critical, so the applicant may cover a portion of their salary through participation in funded research or practice.
To apply, applicants must submit the following: a cover letter outlining how the applicant meets the specific criteria described above, CV, and a comprehensive teaching portfolio. Letters of reference including at least one that addresses the applicant's teaching ability will be requested following initial review of application packets. Applicants selected for an interview will give a teaching demonstration which highlights their innovative approach to teaching global health to diverse students. The anticipated start date is Fall 2022.
The UAB School of Public Health (SOPH)'s mission is to make positive and lasting change in the public's health through the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service to the larger community. Founded in 1978, the SOPH has grown to 75 full-time faculty and 1100 students. In 2019, the SOPH had over $37 million in research funding, with roughly half coming from NIH. The SOPH has been ranked in the top 20 NIH-funded Schools of Public Health for the last 10 years.
The undergraduate degree is a B.S. degree in Public Health offered through the School of Public Health with concentrations in Environmental Health Sciences, Global Health Studies, and General Public Health. The Departmental Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees are offered in Health Care Organization and Policy and Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership. The department also offers a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Outcomes Research. The HCOP Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree has concentrations in Public Health Management, Outcomes, and Maternal and Child Health Policy.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Department: Health Care Organization & Policy
Assignment Category: Full-Time
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Doctoral degree in Public Health, Global Health, or a closely related field, and a demonstrated excellence in teaching.
An MPH is strongly preferred for those with doctoral training in a discipline other than Public Health. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching public health.
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In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.