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Assistant Professor
University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota
Date Posted 05/06/2021
Faculty-Health-Public And Environmental Health
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Assistant Professor, Public Health Program in the Department of Population Health, Position # 00018397

Compensation and Appointment

Position: Assistant Professor, Educator Scholar

Compensation: $70,000+ based on education and experience

Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, and tuition waiver. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

This is a twelve-month, full-time, tenure track appointment with University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Population Health in the Public Health Program.

Job Summary and Responsibilities

The Department of Population Health’s Public Health Program has an opening for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Assistant Professor will work in close collaboration with the Public Health Program Director, Assistant Director, and other faculty and staff members to advance the Public Health Program.

Roles and percentage of time include:

  • 45% teaching
  • 45% research
  • 10% service

Teaching (45%):

Indigenous Health PhD courses are taught in synchronous/distance formats. Blackboard is the teaching platform. Synchronous courses use Zoom and may use Yuja and VoiceThread technologies as well. The Assistant Professor will serve as the Primary Instructor for the following Indigenous Health PhD courses:

  • PH 731: Applied Biostatistics
  • PH 762: Quantitative Research Methods
  • PH 763: Qualitative Research Methods
  • PH 764: Mixed Methods Research

The Assistant Professor will also mentor MPH and PhD students and serve as an academic advisor.

Research (45%):

  • Collaborate with public health faculty on developing externally funded projects based on professional public health expertise.
  • Work with graduate students and create research assistantship opportunities.
  • Comply with promotion and tenure guidelines for research and scholarly activity as a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health.

Service (10%):

  • Service includes contribution to the institution/school/department (e.g. committees), to the profession (e.g. professional organizations), and to the community (e.g. boards, etc.).
  • Service expectations are commensurate with percent FTE and consistent with promotion guidelines.

It is expected that this position will generate 45-50% of salary from external sources for research and creative activity by the end of the first year.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Terminal degree in a public health discipline, medicine, psychology, health systems, health administration, or related field (ABD considered).
  • CV must demonstrate a track record of teaching graduate courses or demonstrates potential to successfully teach Public Health and Indigenous Health courses.
  • One-year experience and proficiency in using distance technologies for communications (webinars, online modules, or televideo, etc.).
  • CV must demonstrate track record of research grant writing or demonstrates potential to successfully apply for funding.
  • Successful criminal history record check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience teaching at the graduate level.
  • MPH degree in addition to terminal degree.
  • Expertise in UND MPH specializations, including Health Management & Policy, Research & Analytics, and/or Indigenous Health.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience working with tribal, rural, diverse, or other underserved populations.

To Apply: Must apply online and application must include the following materials:

1. Current curriculum vita

2. Letter of interest

3. Contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2021. Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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