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Instructor-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Cs Mott Department Of Public Health 40001278
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Flint
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, 3/4 Time (65-89.9%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Instructor - Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine online Master of Public Heath (MPH) 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 collaborative efforts among multiple units at Michigan State University, the MPH program is physically based on the College of Human Medicine, C.S. Mott Department of Public Health in Flint, Michigan. The MPH degree program began in 2008 with 18 students and 9 courses. There are currently over 220 MPH students in the program, with over 700 alumni, and approximately 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. Th MSU MPH program's 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 non-public health professionals interested in careers in public health.

The aim of 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 well-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 the following areas: 1) Rural Health, 2) Global Health, 3) Data Management/Informatics, 4) Program Planning, 5) Public Health Methods & Research Design (e.g., program evaluation, mixed methods, community-based), 6) Health Policy, and 7) Health Finance. In accordance with our mission, priority will be given to applicants with public health practice, leadership, and/or community partnership and those who have experience teaching graduate-level courses online.

Faulty are not required to physically be located in Flint, Michigan but will be required to be active participants in the academic life of the MPH Program and the C.S. Mott Department 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 with colleagues. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Public Health, Health Services Research

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Public Health, Health Services Research

Minimum Requirements

Minimum required degree to be hired at the rank of Instructor is a Master's Degree in Public Health or related field.

MPH in Public Health or Related Field from an accredited institution.

Desired Qualifications

  • DrPH or PhD in Public Health or Related Field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years as the Lead Instructor at the graduate level.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Three professional references with contact information.

Special Instructions

Not Applicable 

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


MSU Statement

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.

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