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Part-Time Adjunct Assistant Professor - Public Health Sciences


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The Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS), in Hershey, PA is seeking part-time teaching Faculty members to teach graduate-level courses in its Master of Public Health (MPH) program. The position is a 20% FTE.

PHS consists of more than 60 faculty members (35 tenured/tenure-eligible) and more than 70 support staff members. PHS offers six graduate programs, namely, PhD in Epidemiology, PhD in Biostatistics, Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Research, and Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security with an option in Public Health Preparedness, as well as several Graduate Certificate programs.

The Penn State MPH Program currently offers four tracks: 1) Community and Behavioral Health; 2) Epidemiology and Biostatistics; 3) Global Health; and 4) Health Systems Organization and Policy. The Global Health Track is offered fully online via World Campus. The other three tracks are residential programs with a mix of online and in-class teaching.

The Department is seeking to recruit multiple, non-tenure-track, part-time, teaching faculty members to serve as course directors and primary instructors starting in the 2022 Fall Semester for courses in the following areas:

+ Health policy/system

+ Behavioral health

+ Community health and public health practices

+ Qualitative health research

+ Epidemiology

+ Global health

Courses are offered in residential and online formats. In addition, instructors are needed to mentor students for internships and capstone courses.

A successful candidate should possess a doctoral degree (such as MD, PhD, DrPH, or DEd), and preferably have prior teaching experience in graduate-level courses. Applicants without a doctoral degree, but with excellent teaching record and/or outstanding public health (governmental and non-governmental) practice and service record, will be seriously considered.

The Penn State College of Medicine is located in Hershey, PA, near the state capital of Harrisburg. Large metropolitan areas are within a few hours of driving, such as Philadelphia (1.5 hours), Baltimore (1.5 hours), New York City (2.5 hours), Washington DC (2.5 hours), and Pittsburgh (3.5 hours). Harrisburg International Airport and AMTRAK are located less than ten miles away.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Compensation will depend on experience and credentials. Candidates should apply online and submit a letter of application, along with a statement of current and future teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

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