Lecturer & Master of Public Health Program Director, Department of Population Health & Leadership



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School of Health Sciences: Population Health & Leadership


West Haven, CT


The Department of Population Health and Leadership in the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven is seeking to hire a Lecturer of Public Health and Director of the Master of Public Health program. Preferred areas of specialization include public health ethics, law and public health, global health, health analytics, epidemiology, and/or biostatistics. This is a position to be filled for Fall 2023.

This position will support the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. The MPH program is a 42-credit generalist student-focused MPH program, delivered in both asynchronous online and on-ground formats, and offers certificates in health promotion, global health, health informatics, and epidemiology. The program was launched in Fall 2019 and has quickly grown to an enrollment of over 200 students. It is currently an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The Department is also home to undergraduate programs in health sciences and public health, as well as graduate programs in healthcare administration and a doctorate of health sciences.

The School of Health Sciences offers a vibrant and diverse clinical and research atmosphere where academic and clinical faculty provide students with the highest level of professional training in the classroom and in the community setting. The School of Health Sciences has strong relationships with multiple health systems and public health entities in the southern New England region that provide ample opportunities for research, community partnerships, and other collaborations. The School of Health Sciences offers degrees at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. We are dedicated to achieving programmatic excellence through cultural diversity.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach 4-5 courses (12-15 credits) per academic year at the graduate level, manage operations and academic affairs for the MPH Program, advance CEPH accreditation, build and maintain public health professional relationships and internship offerings, advise and mentor graduate students in the MPH program, serve on departmental-, college- and university-level committees, and other duties as assigned

About the University: The University of New Haven, founded on the Yale campus in 1920, is a private, coeducational university situated on the coast of southern New England. It’s a diverse and vibrant community of more than 6,800 students, with campuses around the country and around the world. Within its five colleges, students immerse themselves in a transformative, career-focused education across the liberal arts and sciences, fine arts, business, engineering, public safety, and public service. We offer more than 100 academic programs, all grounded in a long-standing commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning. Here, the experience of learning is both personal and pragmatic, guided by a distinguished faculty who care deeply about individual student success. As leaders in their fields, faculty members provide the inspiration and recognition needed for students to fulfill their potential and succeed at whatever they choose to do.

Diversity and Inclusion: The University of New Haven is committed to diversity and inclusion in higher education. The University seeks candidates whose teaching, research and/or service has prepared them to contribute diversity and inclusion in our academic community. Applicants are asked to submit a diversity and inclusion statement explaining how their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributes to building and supporting diverse and inclusive communities.


  1. Applicants must have an earned doctorate, or expect to complete their doctorate by January 2024, in Public Health or a related area.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and innovation, active-learning and engagement of students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds,
  3. Excellent interpersonal and English communication skills – in the classroom, with colleagues, in written work, and in listening,
  4. Experience with course and program development, including navigating a university curriculum approval process, and
  5. Demonstrated ability to forge relationships and participate in the advancement of the Master of Public Health program.

Application Instructions

All information on candidates will be kept confidential. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter describing their academic and/or industrial experiences relevant to the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a diversity and inclusion statement, and 5) contact information for at least three professional references (reference checks will not occur without permission). Inquiries about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Karl Minges at [email protected] All material should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/120216

How to apply

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Apply to: https://facultysearch.interfolio.com/16097/positions/110361

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of New Haven shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

NOTICE  The University of New Haven’s Annual Security and the Annual Fire Safety Report is available for public review and inspection. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities to annually disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

The report is available here: Annual Clery Act Report

A paper copy will be provided upon request. Requests can be made to the Department of Public Safety at 203-932-7013.