Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in the Department of Population Health Job Opening

Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in the Department of Population Health

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Position Type:
2000 Academic/2110 Assistant Professor

Date Posted:

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Assistant Professor, Master of Public Health Program in the Department of Population Health, Position #00100666

Compensation and Appointment
  • 100,000+ based on education and experience
  • Twelve month, full-time, probationary appoint with University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Population Health
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.

Job Summary and Responsibilities
The mission of the University of North Dakota Master of Public Health Program is to support population health improvement in North Dakota, the Northern Plains and beyond through education, research, and service that opportunities to promote health and well-being, prevent disease and injury, and advance health equity.

The Master of Public Health Program (MPH) within the Department of Population Health at UND prepares students to respond to the growing demand for public health professionals who can transform data into information useful for decision-making. The amount of health data and the number of datasets with an impact on public health is growing, and skilled analysts are highly valued by public and private health agencies, as well as healthcare provider and payer organizations. Specializations in Health Management & Policy, Population Health Research & Analytics, and Indigenous Health provide a broad-based opportunity for MPH graduates to address compelling public health challenges in the 21st Century.

The number of students who enroll in the UND MPH Program increases yearly, and the scope of the program's activities is expanding. The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) MPH program is seeking to recruit 1 tenure-track Assistant Professor to participate in developing and teaching the Population Health Research & Analytics curriculum in the MPH Program, including a course in Population Health Research Methods. The appointed candidate will also serve as an academic advisor to MPH students.

The Assistant Professor will work in close collaboration with the MPH Director, Assistant Director, and other faculty and staff to advance the MPH program. This position is at the rank of Assistant Professor, Educator Scholar, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a tenure track position with the possibility of appointment with tenure if the applicant meets all required criteria for tenure and approval of the ND State Board of Higher Education and the Department of Population Health. This is a 12-month position, and the percent effort distribution for the job description is: 50% teaching; 40% research; 10% service.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Terminal degree in a public health discipline, medicine, clinical science, epidemiology, or related field.
  • Demonstrated track record of research grant acquisition and management or demonstrates potential to successfully apply for funding.
  • Experience and proficiency in using distance technologies for communications (webinars, online modules, or televideo, etc.).

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.
  • Expertise in other UND MPH specializations, including Health Management & Policy and/or Indigenous Health.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience working with tribal, rural, or other underserved populations.

To Apply: Review of applications will begin on May 6, 2019. Position is open until filled. For more information or to apply, visit:

Application must include the following materials: current curriculum vita, letter of interest and contact information for three references.

This position is subject to a criminal history record check.

The University of North Dakota (UND) is a public research University established as a Land Grant University in 1883. Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university, classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. UND was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plains region. Currently, the University boasts 200+ fields of study with nearly 15,000 students.
UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 50,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Grand Forks boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, and annual events throughout the year. Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.”

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Confidentiality of Application Materials
Note: 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
UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status during the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

ND Veteran’s Preference
North Dakota Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement
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