The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine online Master of Public Health
degree program seeks candidates for 15 part-time instructor positions to support a growing
academic public health program. The MPH online program was developed to address the
public health workforce shortage via a fully online program that is highly applied, accessible,
affordable and competency-based. Developed through a collaborative effort among multiple
units at Michigan State University, the MPH degree program is physically based in the
College of Human Medicine, Division of Public Health in Flint, Michigan. The MPH degree
program began in 2008 with 18 students and 9 courses. The program has grown to 140
students, with over 550 alumni, and about 20 faculty members.
The program’s vision is to advance public health practice across the globe by providing
cutting-edge, online curriculum to advance public health and the well-being of global and
local communities. The MSU MPH program mission is to increase the capacity of the public
health workforce by providing practice-infused, online instruction that integrates current
public health issues. We emphasize public health practice, leadership, and community
partnership. We also aim to increase interest in public health careers and offer online
introductory courses to public health, geared towards undergraduate students and nonpublic
health professionals interested in careers in public health.
The current faculty hiring initiative is to augment our strong, energetic cohort of current
public health faculty with additional faculty who are dedicated to academic excellence that
improves the number of trained public health professionals around the globe. The faculty
being sought will teach on a part-time, as needed basis and contracted as such. We seek
candidates with academic expertise in of the following areas: 1)Nutrition; 2) Global Health;
3) Infectious Disease & Disease Surveillance; or 4) Public Health Methods & Design (e.g.
program evaluation, mixed methods, community-based). In accordance with our mission,
priority will be given to applicants with public health practice, leadership, and/or community
partnership experience and those who have experience teaching online.
Faculty do not have to physically be located in Flint, Michigan but will be required to be
active participants in the academic life of the Program and the Division of Public Health,
including remote or in-person participation in: faculty meetings; student teaching;
mentoring and advising, serving on academic committees, and/or engagement in research.
Masters -Public Health, Health Services Research or related field
Doctorate -Public Health, Health Services Research or related field
MPH or DrPH or PhD, Public Health or Related Field from an accredited institution
Minimum of 2 years as the lead instructor at the graduate level
Required Application Materials
Three professional references with contact information
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Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.