Des Moines University — Faculty, Public Health

Des Moines University (DMU) seeks to fill a vacancy in the Department of Public Health. The position is for a full-time faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Tenure track is optional. The candidate will teach fully online graduate courses in the Healthcare Administration and Public Health programs, conduct research, and participate in service and governance responsibilities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional teaching and student mentoring, an innovative and funded or fundable program of research, and a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Des Moines University.

Faculty candidates with expertise in health care administration and health delivery and financing, organizational development, health care informatics, marketing, strategy, or process improvement are especially encouraged to apply.

Founded in 1898 in Iowa’s capital city, DMU is a graduate medicine and health sciences university comprised of three colleges – College of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery – that offer nine graduate degree programs. DMU combines the top advantages in health sciences education: expert faculty, a rigorous and relevant curriculum, a dynamic and diverse research environment, and a supportive, inclusive community of students and faculty active in learning and service. In addition, the University will relocate to a new campus in West Des Moines in 2023, that will serve as an innovative model for medical and health sciences education for the nation and beyond.

Qualifications for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Faculty should hold the appropriate terminal degree, PhD, health administration or closely related discipline relevant to the department’s academic curricula.
  • Must be familiar with innovative teaching methodologies and effective student evaluation methods.
  • Must have demonstrated accomplishments in research and scholarly activity, preferably in public health.
  • Must be a member in good standing in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Knowledge of Commission on Accreditation for Health Management Education (CAHME) accreditation criteria is desired.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting a CV, cover letter, philosophy of teaching statement, statement of research interests, and contact information for three professional references to www.dmu.edu/employment. CV review and/or interview scheduling will commence immediately and continue until position is filled. Priority review of application materials received by August 1st.

For a more complete job description, fulltime benefit summary or more information on Des Moines University and/or its programs, visit www.dmu.edu/employment.

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information and other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Des Moines University is a tobacco- and smoke-free campus environment, and the use of tobacco products anywhere on University/Clinic property is prohibited.

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