National Institute on Aging

University of Michigan School of Public Health — Clinical Professor and Director of the MPH Core

Clinical Professor and Director of the MPH Core 

Interested Applicants should apply to the following link at 

Job Summary
The School of Public Health is searching for a clinical professor at any level—assistant, associate or full professor—to facilitate and lead the development, evaluation, and continuous improvement of the integrated core curriculum for our accredited master’s in public health (MPH). We seek candidates from related areas of public health practice and curriculum design with experience in pedagogical innovation and project-based learning. 

The clinical professor will contribute to the planning, delivery, and assessment of the project-based core curriculum classes – inside and outside of the classroom – to more than 250 students annually. After the new core curriculum is launched in fall 2023, this individual will work with instructors to update and improve courses, build connections with university and community partners, and ensure academic excellence in the UM MPH program. 

This position is a regular, full-time, three-year position with the opportunity for renewal. This position works for the Senior Associate Dean for Education. 


  1. Develop long-term strategic vision for the core curriculum overall and for a student partnership program to support the core curriculum needs 
  2. Lead the development of courses in the core curriculum with other faculty and the ongoing evaluation and revision of the core curriculum, including its integration with departmental
    MPH curriculum. 
  3. Teach and/or facilitate instruction of team-based skills, leadership, wellness, and project-based learning 
  4. Consult on integrated curriculums and project-based learning 
  5. Develop partnerships across campus and with alumni and community organizations that support students’ development of transferable skills, interprofessional education, and
    subsequent phases of the core curriculum 
  6. Support and sustain faculty and graduate student instructor development in project-based learning and equity-focused and anti-racist approaches to teaching, learning, and community engagement, including workshop and retreat opportunities 
  7. Ensure alignment with Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) competencies and prepare materials for accreditation review 
  8. Support fundraising opportunities to support investment in the core curriculum and its teaching faculty 
  9. Supervise the work of the instructional design and students working on core course creation and revisions 
  10. Publish academic papers and present at conferences and other venues on scholarship based on the development and evaluation of the new core curriculum 


  • The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to promote developing, implementing and evaluating best practices for high-quality, high-engagement classes. 
  • Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a public health field, education, sociology, psychology, or related areas and prior experience in teaching and curriculum assessment. 
  • Experience in curriculum design and its relationship to learner experience and learning outcomes. 

The School of Public Health is committed to the University of Michigan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan and encourages applications from faculty of color and women at all ranks. We value diversity as a necessary part of success in all aspects of teaching, research, and leadership. We encourage candidates to highlight their experiences with DEI in their materials including an explicit commitment to diversity. 

Consideration of applications will occur on a rolling basis. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing applications on May 8, for a start date of July/August 2023. To nominate candidates or to ask questions about the position or search process, please contact