Job Description

Open Rank of Population Health, Director of Undergraduate Programs

Posting Numberreq4268
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentCOPH Deans Office (304A)
Academic LocationCollege of Population Health
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position SummaryThe University of New Mexico, College of Population Health (COPH) invites applications for the director of undergraduate education an open rank full-time, tenure-eligible faculty position to begin on July 1, 2018.

The COPH at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center, serves New Mexico’s communities, government and non-profit agencies, businesses tribes, and health-related organizations. The College and Health Sciences Center have deep connections to our diverse Native, Latino/Hispanic and African American communities, with missions to improve the health and health equity of low income, underrepresented minority, and other vulnerable populations. We welcome applicants interested in working with stakeholders from our multiple partners in health care systems, public health agencies, government agencies, tribes and non-profit organizations. The COPH houses two education programs: the Bachelor of Science in Population Health (BSPH) and the Master of Public Health (MPH).

The BSPH Program represents a liaison between the study of public health and health care systems, finance and health policy, and health law with an emphasis on prevention and wellness in communities. The BSPH major, UNM’s newest undergraduate major, is the essence of trans-disciplinary science and is not solely the combination of multiple disciplines. It incorporates training and skills in a new science focused on answering complex questions about the sources of health and the causes of illness and disability.

The MPH Program promotes an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to research and interventions to address health problems, with values of social justice and partnership with communities. It offers students many opportunities to practice public health skills in communities and organizations. The MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

We seek a candidate who can provide leadership in the continued development of the newly created BSPH and support innovative approaches to training and mentoring undergraduates in the areas of population health. The successful candidate will provide primary leadership in curriculum development including a new honors curriculum, program evaluation, student assessment, and educational scholarship, as well as working collaboratively with the director of graduate education. The candidate is also expected to develop research initiatives in his/her area of expertise to enhance the COPH’s extramural funding opportunities and to participate in service projects with internal and external community partners that share the college’s mission. The candidate is expected to have a commitment to and experience with diverse students and faculty and/or communities by race/ethnicity/geography/culture. An important role of this position is to mentor faculty in teaching undergraduates.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate (PhD, DrPH, ScD, MD, or equivalent) in a discipline of population or public health.
  • Demonstrated experience leading, teaching and/or mentoring in an undergraduate program in a discipline of population or public health.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated administrative and leadership experience in an academic institution.
  • Experience in curriculum design, including the development and implementation of innovative new courses or curricula.
  • Experience evaluating an academic program course and instructor evaluation, survey development and analysis, utilization of focus groups and assessing student performance.
  • At least three years of experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to scholarship with a record of research and publication in a discipline of population or public health.
  • A commitment to and experience with diverse students and faculty and/or communities by race/ethics/geography/culture.
  • Experience mentoring faculty in teaching undergraduates, research, scholarship, and career decisions.
Application InstructionsPlease provide the following along with your application: CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Evaluations, References and a Course Development Example.
For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 4/6/2018. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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