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University of Arizona Global Campus Core Faculty - MPH Program in United States

At the University of Arizona Global Campus, Core Faculty is a discipline expert who provides a positive learning environment in a specific academic program, emphasis, and/or discipline to facilitate and support student success within the College of Arts and Sciences. Core Faculty are committed to high quality teaching and learning through ongoing evaluation and continuous improvement.

Rank determined at time of hire by Dean.

Essential Job Duties:

Teaching

A Core Faculty should demonstrate exemplary teaching in their discipline. Teaching includes content delivery, student mentoring and assessment of student learning. All Core Faculty will carry a teaching load requirement, determined annually. Additionally, Core Faculty are responsible for:

  • Demonstrating awareness of and responding to the diverse needs of all students

  • Displaying a thorough knowledge of both the curriculum and the subject matter

  • Facilitating instructional materials and providing guidance and feedback to all students

  • Setting high expectations for student achievement and behavior

  • Evaluating student performance via established rubrics and policies

  • Responding to student emails and inquiries in a timely manner

  • Addressing plagiarism concerns according to university policy

  • Collaborating with student-facing institutional personnel to enhance the student experience

Student Success

  • Implement retention, persistence, graduation, and student success initiatives as guided by college and University leadership

  • Contribute to student success through regular interaction with student enrollment and academic advisors

  • Support program and emphasis development activities, course development, and assessment

  • Support college leadership in evaluation of teaching efficacy within college and faculty coaching

  • Collaborate with other university departments to ensure a positive experience for all university students

Service

  • Contribute to a university-wide or college committees

  • Collaborate with college or university teams to develop and implement new initiatives

  • Provide support for accreditation and licensure efforts to ensure courses meets career and discipline goals

  • Assist with program review (gathering data, writing reports, creating action plans for enhancement)

  • Engage in community development activities involving disciplinary expertise

  • Represent college in University meetings and forums

Professional Development and Scholarship

  • Engage in faculty scholarship and development activities related to the university’s primary focus as a teaching institution, which may include discovery, integration, application, and/or teaching

  • Support faculty forums and other professional development activities within the college

  • Participate in faculty communities of practice and community spaces

  • Participate in external discipline specific conferences and professional communities

  • Enhance teaching effectiveness skills by attending seminars, webinars, workshops, and classes through both internal and external programming

Other Duties

  • Assist acquisition and maintenance of CEPH Accreditation

  • Serve as MPH Faculty Advisor for MPH Practicum students

  • Participate in meetings (on site and virtual) as directed

  • Maintain regular work hours coordinated with supervisor

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • Has earned a Doctorate in Public Health (Ph.D./Dr.PH) or related field

  • Both Master’s and Doctoral degrees from CEPH Accredited institutions/programs

  • 1-3 years' experience in a distance/online learning environment with adult learners

  • Experience in MPH education

  • A minimum of 3 years’ public health private sector work experience

  • Experientially prepared for assigned courses (determinants of health, biostatistics/epidemiology, environmental health, and/or program planning and assessment)

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Ability to adapt to a flexible work schedule

  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office applications including intermediate level experience with Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Experience with CEPH accreditation standards and foundational competencies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Over 3 years' experience in a distance/online learning environment with adult learners

  • Strong understanding of Canvas Platform

  • Experience teaching graduate level biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, and/or determinants of health courses

  • Experience with course development and revision

  • Experience establishing partnerships with appropriate sites for student placement in a professional practice experience

  • Extensive experience with CEPH accreditation

  • Knowledge of contemporary public health practice and education

Education:

  • Must possess a terminal degree in the subject area or related field from a regionally accredited university.
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