Public/Community Health - Term Assistant Professor

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Full Time
Public/Community Health - Term Assistant Professor

The George Mason University, Department of Global and Community Health invites applications for a full-time term assistant professor (9-month, non-tenure track, state-funded) starting August 2021. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:

Founded in 2006, the Department of Global and Community Health offers CEPH accredited programs at the graduate and undergraduate level, including a BS in Community Health with concentrations in Clinical Science, Global Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity; a MS in Global Health; a MPH with concentrations in Community Health Promotion, Epidemiology, Food Security and Nutrition, Global Health, Health Policy, Public Health Communication; and a PhD in Public Health with concentrations in Epidemiology and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The Department's programs enroll nearly 600 undergraduate and more than 100 graduate students. The department includes 17 full-time faculty members with backgrounds in the biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, global health, and social and behavioral sciences, who are committed to the ideals of health equity and social justice among underserved domestic and global populations.


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, participating in university governance, professional and public service, and performing related assignments such as supervising senior projects, and student internships and practicum. Annual appointments will depend on budget and performance. The selected candidate for this position will be expected to teach four courses per semester in a variety of public health areas which may include: epidemiology, biostatistics global health, public health foundations, health behavior theories, public health promotion methods, planning and evaluation, public health leadership and advocacy, and social determinants of health. The incumbent may be asked to teach courses in person and/or in distance format.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctoral degree in a public health discipline or closely related field;
  • Record of effective public health or a closely related discipline in distance and in person formats;
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively with a diverse student population;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MPH or a MSPH from a CEPH accredited school or program of public health;
  • Prior experience mentoring graduate and undergraduate students

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F602Az at Applications must include: (1) a cover letter summarizing teaching interests and experience (2), a one-page teaching philosophy; (3) a complete curriculum vitae; and (4) a diversity statement (as other.doc) addressing the prompt noted below (5) contact information for three professional references (include title, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number). Candidates who are invited for a campus interview must arrange for the search committee to receive three professional letters of reference prior to their campus interview.

Diversity Statement Prompt:

Have you worked with any individuals in a teaching, mentorship or advisory capacity who are from marginalized groups? If so, how did you help them identify and overcome barriers to success? Think about your experience with research mentorship, teaching or tutoring, academic advising, and community mentorship. (No more than 2 paragraphs.)

Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications submitted using will be reviewed.

Please send email inquiries to Dr. Laura Poms, Search Committee Chair, Department of Community and Global Health at

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Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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