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Associate Director - School of Health Professions / Associate Professor - Public Health

Company: University of Southern Mississippi
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director - School of Health Professions / Associate Professor - Public Health Associate Director - School of Health Professions / Associate Professor - Public Health The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Associate Director - School of Health Professions / Associate Professor - Public Health. Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States Division School of Health Professions Position Type Faculty Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded No Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicantsshould include:

  • Cover letter summarizing academic preparation and professional experience
  • Official transcripts of all college-level coursework (undergraduate & graduate)
  • List of three (3) academic and/or professional references (no letters required)
    To ensure full consideration, completeapplication materials should be submitted by January 9th, 2023. Pleasecontact Dr. Melissa Kossman at melissa.k.kossman@usm.edu with any questions.
    Job Summary -
    This twelve-month, tenure-track positionrequires serving as the Associate Director of the School of Health Professionsand teaching undergraduate/graduate courses in the Public Health program. Thisperson will work with the Director of the School of Health Professions to guidethe strategic vision for undergraduate and graduate education, teachingeffectiveness, and research initiatives. Additionally, the Associate Directorwill assist with the development, implementation, maintenance, and managementof school-related initiatives. Development of a programmatic line of researchleading to referred publication and participation in program, school,university and community activities is required.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Develops,implements, manages, and maintains initiatives related to the School of HealthProfessions in conjunction with the School Director.
    • Teaches undergraduateand graduate students in a variety of courses in Public Health disciplines(primarily Health Policy and Administration). Teaching includes preparation of course materials such as syllabi, coursecontent, homework assignments, and handouts; evaluation and grading ofstudents' class work, assignments, and papers; maintaining student attendancerecords, grades, and other required records; and holding regularly scheduledoffice hours in order to assist students.
    • Provides academicadvisement and faculty mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students.
    • Pursues research andscholarly activity designed to result in peer-reviewed publication,professional presentations, and external funding.
    • Participates inservice at a variety of levels, including program, school, college, universityand community service.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
      Minimum Qualifications -
      • Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) from an accredited college or university at the time ofappointment in Public Health, or a related discipline.
      • ABD applicants will be considered as long asdoctorate is conferred by time of appointment.
      • Demonstrated line of scholarly inquiry evidenced by submission of peer-reviewedpublications, professional presentations, and/or grant submissions and awards.

        Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
        • Specialized knowledge inthe field of health policy, management and administration as demonstrated bygraduate level coursework or professional experience is required.
        • We welcome applicants withexpertise in any area of health policy, management and administration, butparticularly invite applications for faculty specializing in health carefinance, law and economics.
        • Strong written and oralcommunication skills.
        • Evidence of strongadministrative and managerial skills.
        • Ability to workcollaboratively on interdisciplinary teams.

          Preferred Qualifications
          • Expertise in health caremanagement, health care finance, health law, and/or health care economics.
          • Research, teaching,and/or service activity that demonstrates commitment to diversity and inclusion.
          • Experience teaching in both online andtraditional classroom environments.
          • Professional work experience in administrationor policy in a public health or healthcare setting.
          • Experience with the initial accreditation andre-accreditation of public health programs. About The University of Southern Mississippi
            The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit -www.usm.edu . As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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