Assistant Clinical Professor & Global Health Undergraduate Program Director

  • University of Maryland, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
  • College Park, MD, USA
  • Nov 30, 2023
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Job Description

The University of Maryland, School of Public Health (SPH) is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative individual for the position of Assistant Clinical Professor (professional-track) and Director of our new Global Health Undergraduate Program. The program will be housed in the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) which is scheduled to transition into a new department comprising programs in global, environmental and occupational health. The successful candidate will bring expertise in any global health subdiscipline (e.g., water, sanitation and hygiene; climate change and health; maternal and child health; food safety and security; poverty; transboundary air and water pollution; social determinants of health; environmental justice; non-communicable diseases; pandemic preparedness, etc.).
The successful candidate will direct the new Global Health Undergraduate Program, assuming leadership, administrative, teaching and supervisory responsibilities for this new major. Specific roles will include leading the development of the new program; providing visionary leadership; directing day-to-day operations; growing collaborative relationships with our academic partners, as well as local and international organizations; creating and chairing the Global Health Undergraduate Program Committee; participating in hiring future faculty members, advisors, coordinators and graduate research assistants, and supervising the growing team; managing the course scheduling process; participating in recruitment and student engagement activities; collaboratively working to refine the global health curriculum; establishing mechanisms for ongoing program assessment and evaluation; preparing brief annual program reports; managing the program budget and overseeing administrative processes; and advancing diversity, equity, inclusion within the program. This individual will also be responsible for teaching up to four undergraduate courses throughout the year. For candidates interested in engaging in global health research, there is the potential to reduce teaching efforts in order to allow time for global health-related research activities.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess a PhD or related doctoral degree in global health, public health or a closely related field.

The successful candidate will possess transferable administrative skills and be adept at written, oral and interpersonal communication; transparency; collaboration; problem solving; listening; and interacting constructively with diverse audiences.

The successful candidate should also demonstrate experience working on and/or administering international projects, and/or global health-related programs; a commitment to higher education and undergraduate students; teaching experience using inclusive pedagogies; and a commitment to working with a diverse body of students in a mentoring role.


Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience teaching undergraduate courses related to Global Health; prior administrative experience with students in an academic setting; and prior advising experience.

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Application: For full consideration, applicants should submit: 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) a single letter of intent that a) describes their interest in the position, b) includes a statement describing their previous administrative experience and future goals, c) describes their teaching and/or mentoring experience and future plans in these areas, and d) includes a statement that details their commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their administrative, teaching and supervisory activities; and 3) contact information for three references (who will be contacted at a later date).

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Application Deadline

Best consideration date: December 31st