Loyola University Chicago (LUC), Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health is recruiting an Assistant/Associate Professor for a non-tenure track generalist faculty position in the Department of Public Health Sciences. We invite applications from outstanding teacher-scholars. This position is a renewable full-time 12-month appointment that prioritizes teaching, which will be focused heavily on the undergraduate level.
Academic Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach 3-4 courses (mostly for undergraduates) during each of the fall and spring semesters plus possibly 1 course during the summer term, for a total of 8 courses per academic year; note that multiple sections of the same course are treated as separate courses
Teach undergraduate courses on the Lake Shore Campus in Chicago, IL and graduate courses on the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, IL
Undergraduate courses may include: Introduction to Public Health, Foundations of Public Health Policy, Critical Thinking in Public Health, Health Behavior and Health Promotion, Introduction to Global Health, or Capstone
Master’s courses may include: Population Health Planning and Management, Health Behavior and Health Education, Public Health Policy: Concepts and Practice, Public Health in Action, or Capstone
Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
Serve the department and school by participating on committees, contributing to shared governance, and engaging in collegial and co-curricular activities
DrPH or PhD in public health; doctorate in closely related field (e.g., PhD, ScD, JD, MD)
Evidence of exemplary teaching record at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels through course evaluations, peer reviews, or other forms of formal feedback
Evidence of advising and mentoring undergraduate and/or graduate students
Expertise in one or more of the following public health domains: policy, program planning and evaluation, global health, health behavior, health promotion, and/or health communication
Experience using a learning management system (e.g., Sakai, Blackboard)
Career commitment to higher education and the promotion of equity, diversity and inclusion
Synchronous and asynchronous teaching experience using in-person, remote, and hybrid modes of instruction
Interests and accomplishments in community engagement and application to pedagogy
Record of publishing peer-reviewed articles and/or disseminating scholarly work (e.g., policy brief, research report, program evaluation, Op-ed, needs assessment, cost-benefit analysis, advocacy tools) in the field of public health
MPH if doctoral/terminal degree is not in public health but in closely related field
Experience in public health practice
Loyola University Chicago's Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health (est. 2019) is an innovative new school committed to applying an entrepreneurial philosophy of educational excellence, research, and service as a means to achieve the goals of improving human potential through the health sciences and the promotion of health equity. Parkinson graduates put their knowledge and skills to work in the public, private, and non-governmental organization sectors in areas such as healthcare systems and services, public health, and higher education.
The Parkinson School is the newest expansion of the Loyola University Health Sciences Campus, which is uniquely positioned, through its partnership with the Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health, to develop academic, research, and engagement programs that meet the needs of an expanding healthcare environment. Our academic vision is centered on the most urgent and complex problems facing health and health care today. Because these problems are complex, the foremost way to fulfill this vision is for faculty and students from Loyola's many schools to work jointly in a collaborative fashion. The work is highly interdisciplinary and advances a model of One Loyola.
Through four areas of study (Applied Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics and Data Science, and Public Health Sciences) within the Parkinson School, faculty teach, challenge, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as career professionals. We emphasize interdisciplinary learning, collaboration, and care for communities, while maintaining a focus on better understanding all the social determinants of health. Our faculty pursue a range of scholarly research that incorporates systems - and design thinking which translates into sustainable, scalable solutions to advance know ledge and improve health and the delivery of care. Our graduates are well-positioned to tackle dynamic healthcare needs and public policy issues, particularly as they pertain to the underserved and those living on the margins.
There has never been a more important time to build a new interdisciplinary health sciences and public health school. Parkinson School faculty are called to develop the next generation of healthcare leaders who will drive change and expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and fait h. To learn more about the Parkinson School visit https://www.luc.edu/ parkinson/ .
Parkinson School Highlights:
The Parkinson School is the academic home for the Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CHIE). CHIE is a platform for creating and advancing innovations across the health enterprise. CHIE is designed to create a transformative educational experience for our many students and support faculty and student -initiated research in new care mode ls, artificial intelligence or business model planning. CHIE is intended to serve as a focal point for forming strategic partnerships by cultivating a community of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Parkinson School is also the academic home for a $25 million endowed Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR) with the mission of enhancing collaborative research across campuses on health outcomes and equity research. CHOIR is at the forefront of the Parkinson School's research and education enterprise through intramural pilot awards, educational seminar series and training opportunities. In addition to CHIE and CHOIR, the Parkinson School serves as home to Loyola's participation in the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM). The ITM is a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) partnership between the University of Chicago and Rush University in collaboration with Loyola University Chicago, Advocate Aurora Health, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and NorthShore University Health System. The cross-institutional collaboration is fueled by $51 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The ITM is part of the national network of more than 60 NIH-supported CTSA sites working on clinical informatics innovation and accelerating the time it takes to develop and implement new treatments and health innovation into practice. Collectively, these initiatives bring together research institutions, clinicians, patients, and patient advocates to implement policies and programs to improve healthcare quality and health outcomes for the region by building, strengthening, and leveraging data infrastructure and expertise.
Representative of our interdisciplinary footprint and nimble response to immediate healthcare challenges, the COVID Equity Response Collaborative: Loyola (CERCL) was formed to work in partnership with academic colleagues, community leaders and public health officials in minimizing COVID harm to at-risk populations in the Chicago area. CERCL instituted COVID-19 testing sites for communities without access, is conducting contact tracing, and creating resource connections for members of our surrounding Black and Brown communities.
About the Department:
The Department of Public Health Sciences is home to research and education programs on population health and health equity.
Faculty research interests include chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, health services and outcomes, vector control, and health behavior and health promotion. The department's research is often conducted in collaboration with community partners. As a small department in a new school, teamwork is essential and innovation is prized in pursuit of our mission, grounded in the Jesuit tradition of social justice, to prepare public health professionals through collaborative community-engaged education, ethical practice, research, and service to improve population health.
The department's educational programs include a Master of Public Health (MPH) (established in 2009), Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) (est. 2019), a Clinical Research Methods and Epidemiology Master of Science (est. 2005), several joint degree programs and a graduate certificate. Enrolling about 50 students per year, the MPH Program offers three specializations: Epidemiology, Public Health Policy and Management, and Global Health Equity. The BSPH is a generalist degree, with more than 130 students in the major. Among our dual degree programs, the accelerated BSPH/MPH program was launched in 2021. BSPH majors begin to take MPH coursework during their senior year, allowing them to complete both BSPH and MPH degrees in five years. Our MPH and BSPH programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
The department is located primarily on Loyola's Health Sciences Campus (HSC) in Chicago's western suburbs at the Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE), but offers its degree programs on both the HSC and Lake Shore Campus, as well as online.
How to Apply:
Applicants should apply online at: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/24736. Questions of content and process can be directed to Search Committee Chair Julie Darnell, PhD at email@example.com.
Applicants should include electronic copies of:
1) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this teaching position;
2) a curriculum vitae;
3) a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests;
4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations);
5) statement of scholarly interests and community engagement experience, highlighting its application to pedagogy
6) a list of references (who will be contacted for finalists only).
Timeline and Selection Process:
Our review of applications will begin in spring 2023 and will continue until we fill the position. Semi-finalist candidates will be invited to participate in Zoom screening interviews. Finalists will be invited to additional interviews and to give a public presentation highlighting their teaching interests and experiences and involvement in scholarly activities and a brief teaching demonstration.