The Department of Health Sciences (HLTH) in the College of Science and Health (CSH) at DePaul University in Chicago invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting September 1, 2018. HLTH currently serves nearly 1,000 undergraduate students pursuing a B.S. degree in one of two concentrations: Bioscience and Public Health Studies. We also offer minors in Public Health Studies and Bioethics & Society. Our faculty train students to work collaboratively to address human health from both natural and social scientific perspectives to improve the lives of individuals and communities.
The successful candidate will be broadly trained in epidemiology and public health. The area of expertise is open; however, areas of particular interest for this appointment include global health, health disparities, geographic information systems, and environmental health.
Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education in a diverse environment and an interest in contributing to a growing interdisciplinary major, minors, and department. Evidence of collaborative work is highly desirable. Our faculty collaborate with colleagues in other units within the University, including the MPH Program, Center for Community Health Equity, the Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Geography, and Department of Environmental Science and Studies. Our faculty also collaborate with a variety of external partners.
Teaching responsibilities include core courses in the HLTH curriculum such as epidemiology, public health, and health research literacy. The successful candidate will be expected to develop new courses in their area of expertise. Evidence of effectiveness in undergraduate teaching is required. Applicants are expected to develop an active and productive research program that will involve undergraduate students. Research grants are available from CSH and the University on a competitive basis. The successful candidate is strongly encouraged to seek external funding to further support research. Service to the department, college and university is also expected.