BSPH Associate Professor & Program Director

Job Title:

BSPH Associate Professor & Program Director



Job Summary:

The University of San Francisco (USF) is searching for a tenure-track or tenured associate professor to serve as Program Director for its new Bachelor of Science in Public Health program at our Hilltop Campus (San Francisco) location. The faculty position carries with it an expectation for excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity, and academic and professional service, with course release for administrative responsibilities.

The BS in Public Health will be housed in the Department of Health Professions within the School of Nursing and Health Professions. The Department of Health Professions currently offers three programs including the Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science in Digital Health Informatics (MSDHI), and a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD). U.S. News & World Report has ranked USF as one of the top national universities for campus ethnic diversity among students.

The new BS in Public Health will begin in Fall 2023. The mission of the undergraduate public health program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to improve population health outcomes through careers in public health and prepare them for further professional training or graduate education in public health and related fields. Students in this program will develop their understanding and ability to identify social and structural determinants of public health, address health inequities, and promote health as a human right. Faculty in the BS in Public Health will work closely with the MPH faculty on this new degree program.



Full Job Description:

Essential Functions:


We are looking for candidates who are committed to research, teaching, and service that addresses disparities, racial justice, and equity related to population and community health.


As a faculty member, the successful candidate will:

  • Teach in the BS in Public Health program

  • Advance a program of research/scholarship

  • Engage in academic and professional service


As Program Director, the successful candidate will:

  • Collaborate with the Dean, Associate Dean for Health Professions, & faculty in developing the organizational structure of the program

  • Collaborate with the Dean and Associate Dean to implement best practices for program coordination, implementation, and evaluation

  • Serve as a member of the SONHP Leadership Council.

  • Collaborate with other SONHP Department Chairs & Program Directors

  • Facilitate curriculum development with faculty

  • Work with the Director of Applied Practice to identify fieldwork opportunities

  • Contribute to student recruitment, retention, & success

  • Ensure that regular quality assurance and compliance standards are monitored and maintained

  • Provide an annual assessment and report on the status and progress of the program applicants, students, faculty

  • Coordinate and develop affiliate (e.g., part-time) faculty

  • Coordinate course scheduling and collaborate with the Dean to implement faculty teaching assignments

  • Contribute to accreditation needs

  • Serve as a liaison between SOHNP, BS in PH program, and BS in PH faculty

  • Conduct monthly faculty and staff meetings


Program Directors at the University of San Francisco have faculty rank and are members of the USF Faculty Association. The BS in Public Health Program Director is a tenure-earning faculty position. Appointment will be made at the Associate with possible credit given towards tenure. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to work in a diverse environment and to contribute to the Mission of the University.



  • A Doctorate in Public Health, Global Health, Epidemiology, Health Education; Environmental Health or related field is required at time of appointment;

  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching, strong record of publications and/or other scholarly products commensurate with career stage;

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and application of creative teaching methods to promote active learning;

  • Experience with learning management systems and using technology when teaching;

  • Track record working in partnership with collaborators;

  • Experience in leadership positions;

  • Experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds;

  • Commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the Mission of the University of San Francisco.


Special Instructions Summary


Candidates should submit: (1) a detailed letter of interest that outlines how their educational and professional experiences prepare them for this position; (2) curriculum vitae (CV); (3) Statement of teaching philosophy; (4) research statement; (5) antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) statement. The ADEI statement should provide evidence of a commitment to and experience engaging with multicultural, underrepresented, underserved, and diverse communities that include, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC); first-generation scholars; peoples of diverse gender identities; communities of diverse sexual orientations; and diversity of religious beliefs. The ADEI statement should reflect your experience in advancing ADEI goals in teaching, research, and service in public health.


Please note that three letters of recommendation will be required of all finalists.


Further Information: For any additional information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Marie-Claude Couture, PhD


Applicant Documents


Required Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letter of Interest
  • Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) Statement
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Research statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (required only of finalists)


In order to better serve our Black-identified and Latinx students–who make up 15% and 21% of our undergraduate student body respectively–the University of San Francisco is seeking to hire a cohort of new faculty whose scholarship and/or community-engaged research and creative work focuses on the experiences of Black and Latinx communities, or antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion more generally, and who have proven expertise and experience in mentoring Black, Latinx and first generation students.


USF is entering into the second year of a faculty diversity hiring initiative; in the first year, 70% of new full-time faculty hires were faculty of color. Junior BIPoC faculty are invited to participate in mentoring, community building and peer to peer opportunities coordinated by the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Faculty Excellence. Faculty also enjoy peer support through affinity groups such as the Asian and Asian American Staff/Faculty Council, Black Community Council, LGBTQ Caucus and La Colectiva of Latinx Staff and Faculty.


In addition all new faculty have access to a free membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and support from the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Research, Artistic and Scholarly Excellence.




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