University of Alabama at Birmingham — Teaching Focused Faculty Position, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy

The Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks applications for a dynamic teacher to join our Department. We are seeking applications from individuals with a doctoral degree in Public Health or a closely-related field. For applicants with a doctoral degree in a discipline other than Public Health, an MPH is required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is required for this position. This can take the form of previous experience developing and teaching courses (independently or as a teaching assistant/secondary instructor), 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 5-8 courses per year (including summer); the teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate level courses. The graduate level courses will include the departmental introductory course, both online and in-person versions. Other courses will be assigned based on the applicant’s interests or in response to programmatic needs. Although excellence in teaching will be the primary responsibility, 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 all of 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 on-campus interview will give a teaching demonstration which highlights their teaching strategies and approach to teaching diverse students.  The anticipated start date is July 2023.  To apply, please visit the following link to submit your application: http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/6062

UAB is a comprehensive urban university with a nationally recognized academic health center.  It is the only public, four-year degree granting university in the state’s largest metropolitan area.  UAB is the largest research institution in Alabama and is the state’s largest employer.  UAB is among 51 public and private universities classified by The Carnegie Foundation for both “very high research activity” and “community engagement.”  The university has helped to transform Birmingham into a nexus of medicine, business, research, and development, as well as a vibrant metropolis with extensive cultural, dining, entertainment and athletic options. 

The UAB School of Public Health is one of six health science schools at UAB. In 2018, the School received more than $37 million in research grants and contracts and ranked 17th in NIH funding among accredited schools of public health.  Faculty in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy conduct research in a broad selection of topics and disciplines, including global health, and provide training and education at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral level. 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 Masters of Public Health (MPH) degrees are offered in Public Health Management, Health Policy, and Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership, with coordinated degree options in Business, Optometry, Public Administration, Nursing, Social Work, and Law. 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. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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