Job Description

Open Rank of Population Health

Posting Numberreq4273
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 an Assistant to Associate Professor full-time, tenure-eligible faculty position in the Health Systems, Services and Policy Concentration 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 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 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. It offers students many opportunities to practice public health skills in communities and organizations. The program also fosters critical thinking about issues addressed by the students, who have backgrounds in a broad range of social science, biomedical science and clinical disciplines. The MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

We seek a candidate who can provide leadership in the areas of health care systems, health services research, or policy as they relate to population health; develop research initiatives in these areas to enhance the COPH’s extramural funding opportunities; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise and mentor students; and participate in service projects with internal and external community partners that share the college’s mission. The selected candidate will serve as a primary faculty member in the MPH Health Systems, Services and Policy Concentration and will serve as the advisor for students completing the dual master’s degree with Latin American Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and MPH courses on healthcare systems, services and policy and a graduate seminar in comparative population health and globalization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate (PhD, MD or equivalent) in a discipline of population or public health.
  • Experience teaching and mentoring diverse undergraduate and/or graduate students in the field of health systems, services or policy.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of successful teaching and mentoring diverse undergraduate and/or graduate students in the field of health systems, services and/or policy.
  • Experience developing and teaching online courses on health systems, services and/or policy.
  • Ability to develop a research program in evaluating and critically analyzing state, tribal, national
    and/or international health systems and policies.
  • Relevant applied professional work experience in the field of health systems, service, policy
    and/or global health.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and an engaging, personable style to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work with underrepresented minority students and diverse
    multi-disciplinary teams in teaching, research and community settings.
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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