Senior Faculty Specialist

University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, Maryland
Dec 13, 2018
Jan 17, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time

School of Public Health
Department of Behavioral and Community Health
Senior Faculty Specialist, Director of Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Behavioral and Community Health in the School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park (, is seeking an experienced full-time Director of Undergraduate Program and Advisor for immediate hire.

DBCH is located within a vibrant School of Public Health on the flagship campus of the Maryland University System, and in close proximity to the nation’s capital. The department has approximately 30 faculty members who specialize in social and behavioral aspects of health improvement. The Department and School offer opportunities for collaboration with faculty in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, environmental health, kinesiology, and family sciences. Additional research opportunities are enabled by partnerships with universities and organizations throughout the Baltimore-Washington region, such as the National Institutes of Health, University of Maryland-Baltimore, and Johns Hopkins University.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Public Health, Education or a related field. Three years of relevant experience in advising undergraduates. Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel, and PowerPoint Strong interpersonal skills that will allow the candidate to work well with diverse groups of people strong English oral and written communication skills.

Preferences: Supervisory Experience. Knowledge of University Maryland policy and systems, such as: u.achieve, Advise on the Web, SIS, and ELMS/Canvas strongly preferred Proficiency in data management and data analysis software (SPSS, SAS) preferred.

Responsibilities: The candidate will provide academic oversight to the undergraduate program including the duties and responsibilities listed below:

Programmatic Oversight and Administration – Appointee shall serve as a Director of the Undergraduate Program, Chair the Undergraduate Program Committee and serve on the SPH undergraduate committee. Evaluate health courses from the institutions and complete transfer equivalency for the use in University Articulation Program. Complete audits and update grades. Oversee seat management for all HLTH courses. Attend monthly meetings and trainings and be liaison with local community colleges.

Academic Advising and Advising Related Activities – Appointee will advise intake and transfer and freshman orientation. Evaluate transfer students’ transcripts, complete reports regarding undergraduate program.

Other duties as assigned by Chair.

Salary: Negotiable, depending upon experience.

Applications: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. For best consideration, applicants should apply by January 11, 2019 to specifying title: Senior Faculty Specialist Position Number 105979 listed under the faculty section. Applications should include the following: 1) cover letter describing qualifications and experience and why this position would be of interest, 2) a resume, 3) List of references.


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