Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a new tenure track Public Health faculty position beginning in August 2023. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Taylor University is committed to educating our future healthcare providers while encouraging them to live life to the full in Christ. We provide scientific rigor in our programs while teaching within a theological framework that places Christ central to human flourishing and values all God’s creation. Our faculty share the passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love, grace, and truth that goes beyond standard healthcare training to meet the deeper needs of those they are serving. The successful candidate should share a passion for a holistic understanding of health and seek to forward that vision as the leader of the Public Health major and significant contributor to the rapidly expanding health science offerings at Taylor.
Candidates must have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love, grace and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.
We seek a faculty member with interdisciplinary expertise to develop and advance our undergraduate Public Health program. An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Public Health is expected, though ABD candidates may be considered. Previous teaching, research or professional experience is expected. While her/his specific expertise may vary within the broad field of public health, the ideal candidate will be able to teach a variety of courses to meet the needs of the program. Prior to application, we welcome letters of inquiry to discuss a candidate’s potential academic and mission fit within the program.
The successful candidate will advance our community-engaged public health major through leadership, collaboration, and innovative teaching and scholarship. Teaching responsibilities may include Introduction to Public Health, Global Health, Environmental Health, Social Determinants of Health, Assessment for Program Planning, Epidemiology, Community Health Education and courses emphasizing the candidate’s expertise. Other responsibilities will include advising, supervision of domestic and international internships, community engagement, and other duties necessary for advancing the Public Health major. Opportunities exist to collaborate with faculty and students across campus in a variety community health programs such as food security, nutrition, diabetes prevention, and childhood obesity interventions. The Public Health major is in the Department of Biology, Environmental Science, Public Health and Sustainability (BEPS). The Public Health program works closely with Exercise Science, Human Physiology and Preventive Medicine, Sustainable Development, Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Global Studies majors and other departments with a Health career preparatory focus.
Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.
How to apply
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a completed application to [email protected]. The application is available at https://jobs.taylor.edu/docs/FacultyApplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Grace Ju Miller, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences. All materials will remain confidential. The University and Department are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
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