Professor in Public Health Sciences

University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division


The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) in the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a full-time appointee at the rank of assistant instructional professor. The appointee will play a key instructional role in the University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program, which launched in fall 2021. The instructional professor will teach six (ten week) courses per year, including both core courses in the MPH curriculum, such as Foundations of Public Health and the Capstone course, as well as courses that draw on the specific areas of the candidate’s research and training. Areas of particular interest include maternal and child health, epidemiology, community health, or spatial analysis, but all areas of public health will be fully considered. In addition, the appointee will also work with the assistant director of the program to organize and support MPH advising, practicum experience placements, and capstone project advising. This is a 12-month appointment and is renewable, with an initial term of three years. This is a career track with the possibility of future promotions to associate and full instructional professor. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a PhD, DrPH, or equivalent degree in public health or a related field, and 2) have served as the primary instructor for an undergraduate or graduate course. We prefer applicants with a record of published research in public health and experience in public health practice. The position would begin in the summer of 2023.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago's Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: and upload: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement in part describing knowledge and experience in teaching, advising students, developing new courses, and public health practice, 4) a syllabus from a course taught as primary instructor, and 5) names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will end when the position is filled.

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