Job ID: 167249

Assistant Director, Graduate Public Health Programs

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

  • Sep. 15, 2021
  • Assistant Director, Graduate Public Health Programs
  • SPHHP Academic and Student Affairs
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    Buffalo, NY
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Community Health
    Health Sciences - General

We are seeking a new, full-time (12-month) hire in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, School of Public Health and Health Professions. This position will lead the development and implementation of administration and student services programs for graduate public health programs:

  • Collaborate with OASA recruitment staff to deliver recruitment activities, including the School’s presence at the American Public Health Association (APHA), for graduate public health programs.
  • Process student applications for public health programs including the BS-PH/MPH combined degree, public health certificate, and MPH programs (among others); and move completed applications to appropriate admission committees.
  • Facilitate admission decisions for BS-PH/MPH, and certificate students.
  • Advise students in a program such as the certificate, about transitioning to public health degree programs.
  • Perform administration functions for graduate public health programs: make data-driven recommendations for new / revised curricula to units; submit new or revised curricula to departments, the graduate school, registrar, and accreditors; track, monitor and report student academic and job placement outcomes; and collect, analyze and report data from students, alumni, employers, peers, and community partners to enhance our programs.
  • Interpret accreditation standards, and track, monitor, and guide the School and departments to ensure programs, student services, processes, and outcomes meet or exceed standards.
  • Provide student support services including orientations, academic and career support, extracurricular activities, and interprofessional activities.
  • Conduct program and course advising for MPH students.
  • Manage all aspects of the public health certificate program.
  • Support students in experiential learning activities including the MPH field training experience and interprofessional collaborative practice experiences.
  • Maintain student records, course / curricula documentation, and student and program outcomes data.

We are open to candidates with a strong record in academia and experience in supporting graduate students. The School of Public Health and Health Professions is committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in research, education and service. Applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity within the School, including underrepresented groups, are encouraged.

SPHHP offers programs at every degree level and is the home to departments of biostatistics, community health and health behavior, epidemiology and environmental health, exercise and nutrition sciences, and rehabilitation science. It is one of only a few schools across the country that includes both health-related professions and public health. It has a diverse student body which it is actively engaged in supporting. The School has an energetic equity, diversity and inclusion council and provides professional development opportunities in inclusive pedagogy and other equity-related issues. Faculty and students engage in research and community activities designed to improve the health of populations, communities, and individuals. Faculty in the School also engage with the University at Buffalo Community Health Equity Research Institute.
The School has a history of strong collaborations with community partners, and with faculty from other schools and departments across the University. Candidates who can continue to foster and nurture partnerships with stakeholders of the School are encouraged to apply.

For more information about the School, visit our website.

The University at Buffalo (UB) is a research-intensive institution, the largest and most comprehensive of the campuses of the State University of New York (SUNY) with over 30,000 students and full-time 1,600 faculty. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaboration both within SPHHP and UB and with other outstanding research centers in the region. As the flagship university in the SUNY system, UB is ranked in the top 35 public universities by U.S. News and World Reports and has been a member of the elite Association of American Universities (AAU) for over 25 years. The University has a comprehensive equity, diversity and inclusion strategic plan and leadership dedicated to actualizing this plan at the vice-provost level and across all schools. It is launching a focused effort to hire more faculty of color.

Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located in the western region on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Western New York is an ideal place to live and work. Buffalo – the City of Good Neighbors – is a big city with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, outstanding public schools, and modest cost of living. Buffalo-Niagara, a region of 1.2 million people, is home to world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive citywide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams. These are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo a great place to work, study and live. For more information, please see:

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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