Inequities and health disparities are a major public health threat and demand a concerted, interdisciplinary effort. At the College of Public Health, we dedicate ourselves to public health in all its parameters, from epidemiology to nursing, from social work to rehabilitation sciences. Social justice has always driven our work: This understanding that individual outcomes are intricately tied to the larger systems we inhabit is the foundation of our college.
Temple University College of Public Health’s interprofessional culture fosters collaboration both within and outside the college. We value differences among our faculty and believe that we can better serve and understand our Philadelphia community through the diversity of our individual faculty and our disciplines. Join us in our mission to develop progressive, compassionate researchers, practitioners, and clinicians to build a better tomorrow, grounded in creating the environments and health infrastructure that will make us the healthiest nation.
QUALIFICATIONS. We seek an instructor with a strong record of college teaching, including demonstrated versatility in teaching courses such as community-based program planning, program evaluation, and internships. We recently modified our BS in Public Health to include more professional skills training and career preparation. The ideal candidate will bring a deep understanding of the field of public health, be skilled at helping students understand public health career paths and options, and be effective at honing students' professional skills. Experience in online teaching is a plus. We seek enthusiastic, dedicated public health professionals with an earned doctorate in public health (DrPH or PhD) or a related doctorate with an MPH. Applicants with a terminal MPH degree and a strong record of relevant public health practice and teaching experience will be considered. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience. Rank is open at the instructor, assistant, associate, or full professor level, depending on qualifications. This is not a remote position and requires in-person teaching. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusion in education and professional practice. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus).
THE PROGRAMS. The BSPH at Temple is among the first in the nation and is highly successful at training entry-level public health professionals and preparing students for graduate school. The program has approximately 350 majors and 100 minors. We also administer a 4+1 BS-MPH program, a Nutrition minor, an MPH program (both on-campus and online), and a PhD program specializing in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
THE DEPARTMENT. Our robust BS in Public Health program, live and online MPH programs, and PhD program in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences prepare graduates for career paths as community health educators, counselors, and practitioners; policymakers; and researchers. Our faculty members strive to promote healthy communities and train students to excel in public health practice and research. A highly collegial group, we are committed to understanding and addressing the needs of vulnerable and underserved populations by leading and engaging in public health education, research, and service, often in collaboration with community partners. The department has research strengths in health behavior change theory and interventions; health communication; tobacco and other substance use and addictions; child and maternal health; organ and tissue donation; obesity prevention and intervention; serious mental illness; and cancer prevention, control, and survivorship. The department is committed to using research and evidence to inform instructional content and methods. Faculty members actively collaborate with research and clinical colleagues in the College of Public Health, the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and other government and nonprofit public health organizations.
THE COLLEGE. Devoted to an interprofessional environment for education, research, and practice, the CEPH-accredited College of Public Health consists of academic units in the public health disciplines, health professions, and the School of Social Work, enrolling approximately 4,200 students. The College’s research aims to understand the fundamental factors that affect the health and well-being of individuals and populations by examining health problems through foundational research, policy and practice, and the development and dissemination of evidence-based interventions. We focus on social determinants of health and social justice with strengths in cancer, obesity, HIV, substance abuse, mental illness, mobility research, cognition and language, developmental disabilities, organ transplantation and aging. CPH research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, Gates Foundation, and other major private foundation, state and federal agencies. The College is home to an Office for Community Engaged Research and Practice, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, and the Collaborative on Community Inclusion. The Office of Clinical Affairs and Interprofessional Education leads our clinical activities, including the COVID-19 RapidVax effort and forward-looking IPE within the College and throughout the university. The College is staffed by a robust complement of seasoned professionals including offices of Communications and Marketing, Information Technology, Sponsored Research and Academic Affairs.
THE UNIVERSITY. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s sixth largest city. The city was ranked third by The New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the sixth largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law and Dentistry as well as research centers. It is also home to Fox Chase Cancer Center. Temple’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching provides outstanding programs and one-on-one mentoring to instructors to promote and support excellent teaching.
Applicants must submit the following materials via email to PHsearch@temple.edu: curriculum vitae; cover letter detailing qualifications for and interest in the position, including teaching philosophy, experience, interests and strengths—particularly as related to the themes of diversity, equity and inclusion; and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of 3-4 references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions about the position, contact Dr. Susannah Anderson, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.