The Division of Community Health Sciences (CHS) in partnership with the Doctor of Public Health in Leadership (DrPH) Program in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks applications for faculty positions to begin as early as Fall 2022:
Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)
The Division of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the assistant clinical professor level to work with the DrPH in Leadership Program. This non-tenure track position reflects our commitment to advancing adaptive, equity-forward, anti-racist public health leaders capable of building the evidence-base in and with practice to create sustainable systems change. We have built a supportive, collaborative, and reflective environment of learning and innovation in an online format. The program is seeking to recruit a collaborative, innovative, practice-oriented faculty member committed to building a career at the intersection of scholarship and practice within the DrPH in Leadership Program. Applicants who are willing and prepared to engage in and facilitate pedagogy and scholarship that drive health equity-focused, anti-racist, reflective and adaptive leadership practice are encouraged to join us.
This position within the Division of Community Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health (SPH) is assigned solely to the DrPH in Leadership Program. The DrPH in Leadership doctoral degree program provides comprehensive public health leadership training, integrating current issues and approaches in public health leadership research, practice, and theory in an online program tailored to mid-career professionals, seeking to expand their knowledge, skills and practice of public health. We are seeking support for our efforts to infuse a focus on equity and anti-racism into our existing core competencies of systematic reflection, evidence-based practice, systems thinking, strategic management, and personal leadership. The DrPH in Leadership program has nearly 150 students, comprising annual cohorts of up to 25 students, with an average tenure of 4 to 5 years to completion. Program content and student support is delivered by a passionate, collaborative, practice-oriented team of 10 faculty, drawn from across all four SPH divisions.
This position is a 100% appointment dedicated to the DrPH in Leadership Program, with opportunity for grant or scholarship buy-out up to 30%. There is potential for this position to be fulfilled remotely with limited required travel to the Chicago area.
Position duties include: to develop and teach courses; mentor and advise students including serving as a dissertation chairperson; establish or continue an applied, practice-based, engaged, equity forward scholarship agenda; contribute to DrPH curriculum development especially toward equity, antiracist, and decolonized approaches to pedagogy, research, and practice; participate in other DrPH service and administrative duties (e.g. participate and attend the Summer Institute, support admission reviews, conduct student milestone reviews, participate in schoolwide administrative committees etc.)
Candidates must have:
A doctoral degree in public health, community health, psychology, sociology, anthropology, public policy, or a related social science discipline.
Professional practice experience including leadership roles.
Experience teaching or training in an academic environment.
We are ideally seeking candidates who demonstrate practice, teaching, and research experience in anti-racist, equity-forward, and social justice leadership approaches to impact policy and systems change. This includes experience cultivating community-based initiatives using strategies that are contextually tailored to community/systems interests and priorities; developing shared power with communities and partners using engaged leadership and co-design in population-health related strategies and conducting research and practice using an anti-racist theoretical framework aligned with the advancement of social justice (e.g., critical race or feminist studies). Ideally the candidate has current research, evaluation and/or other scholarship projects and/or initiatives to bring into the program; demonstrated experience in obtaining external funding; and a record of peer-review publications and/or practice-relevant publications.
Applicants must submit an on-line application using the link provided below. Please upload a cover letter, teaching statement, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For fullest consideration, all requested information must be submitted by August 19, 2022. The application period will officially close August 31, 2022. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Questions: Contact Dr. Christina Welter, Search Committee Chair via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Who We Are: UIC SPH CHS
The University of Illinois, Chicago is an acclaimed research institution dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge. It is among the top five most diverse campuses in the nation and a national leader among urban, public higher education institutions in providing access to underrepresented students. Faculty, students and staff in every college work with neighborhood, foundation and government partners on a wide range of projects to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Since 2010, UIC has been federally-designated as a Minority-Serving and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution was received in 2016. Thus, UIC's more than 20,000 undergraduate, 7,000 graduate and 4,000 professional students comprise one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. The university's institutional commitment and support for diverse student populations has been recognized nationally, including the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
The UIC School of Public Health is the only public health school in Illinois accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Dedicated to creating a healthy society, the school emphasizes real -world learning to make a difference populations around the world through partnerships with community groups and government agencies and a focus on social justice and reducing health inequities, faculty and students lead and implement projects that include violence prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, environmental and occupational health, maternal and child health, health and aging, substance use epidemiology and intervention, and emergency and disaster preparedness.
The Division of Community Health Sciences is committed to developing a skilled public health workforce and a new generation of community and population health scientists. Our research, education, practice, and service endeavors reflect a strong commitment to advancing the aims of social justice in an inclusive manner across diverse communities. As such, we emphasize mutual learning, cultural humility, capacity building, and sustainability of community-based research and practice, all of which are informed by both life-course and socio-ecological perspectives. Our faculty and students focus on advancing knowledge and change along a continuum of factors that affect human health, at the individual, community, and system levels. For more information about CHS, please visit: publichealth.uic.edu/community-health-sciences.
The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree offered at the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois Chicago provides comprehensive leadership training in all areas of public health, exposing students to the latest in research, practice, and theory. This completely online program is tailored to mid-career public health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and practice of public health. Our vision is to build a cadre of dedicated public health leaders who can set strategic direction, drive transformational change, create responsive systems, and contribute to the evidence base of public health practice. The DrPH program is facilitating an antiracist, equity-based, and strategic process to decolonize its research, teaching and practice curriculum and approaches. For more information about the DrPH program, please visit: publichealth.uic.edu/academics/public-health-degrees/drph.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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