Assistant Professor - School of Public and Population Health

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Public Health, Health Sciences

Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.

Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.

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About the School of Public and Population Health

Boise State University’s new School of Public and Population Health (SPPH) is a place where respectful, collegial, and authentically connected faculty and staff work together to make a positive difference through our teaching, research, and service.  We are committed to advancing the public health mission in Idaho by supporting the health and wellbeing of all Idahoans wherever they live, work, and play through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. We achieve our mission by creating the pathways and conditions necessary for all individuals to achieve health, happiness, and prosperity in Idaho and beyond. We are especially committed to building and coordinating educationally powerful curricula and academic programs designed to prepare the clinical and public health professionals of the future.  The SPPH is guided by the values of dignity and respect, engagement, opportunity, and innovation.  Our school is the largest in the College of Health Sciences and home to more than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students.

Additionally, as a newly formed academic unit, we are acting on the opportunity to create a new type of school.  One that is deeply grounded in a commitment to making a meaningful difference, organized in a manner that supports student and community impact, and implemented in a manner that ensures faculty and staff health and wellbeing.  As such, we are looking for mission-focused, highly productive team members who are collegial, collaborative, and excited about the opportunity to build a new type of school.  

What We Are Looking For

Because we are growing, we have a list of emerging priorities.  As such, we invite applications for an assistant professor who is equally invested in research and teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. To that end, we are most interested in candidates who offer one or more of the following:

  • Candidates with clinical training and experience who can serve students in a Health Sciences program designed to prepare students for medical school and other clinical professional programs.

  • Candidates with academic training and/or practical experience who can teach across programs in our interdisciplinary core in at least one of the following areas: (a) the US healthcare delivery system and comparative healthcare systems, (b) bioethics and ethical practice in healthcare policy and delivery, (c) understanding and eliminating health disparities, including rural health disparities, and (d) population health approaches to promoting mental health and prevention substance use.

  • Candidates with academic training and practical experience in health management/leadership, especially in healthcare, public health, or non-profit health promoting organizations, who will serve students in our MPH/PhD programs.

In addition to exceptional experience and commitment to one of the areas above, the strongest candidates will also possess at least one of the secondary qualifications listed below:

  • A population health-focused research agenda focused on infusing public health and prevention principles into clinical care settings and into healthcare policy approaches.

  • Practical experience working directly in clinical settings using prevention and value-based approaches to healthcare delivery.

  • Practical experience focused on implementing universal, primary prevention approaches at the community, regional, and/or state levels, preferably in concert with clinical healthcare systems.

This nine-month, tenure track position will be working primarily at the Boise State University campus teaching live courses.  Some evenings/weekends may be included, depending on assigned workload.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A relevant terminal degree in Public Health or related field or a related clinical/professional degree.

  • A defined research agenda and evidence of a scholarly record or evidence of potential for developing a clear research agenda and sustained publication record.

  • A record of effectively using quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods data and analytical skills to support your research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate level teaching experience.

  • Live teaching experience and a dedication to teaching in person.  Online and/or hybrid teaching experience may also be helpful, but is not the main focus of this position.

  • Proficient in R and Excel/Google Sheets.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Provide effective instruction and mentoring to students.

  • Conduct research, publish peer-reviewed articles, give peer-reviewed professional presentations, and disseminate/translate findings to the community at large.

  • Participate in service at the university, within the profession, and in the community.

  • Create a welcoming environment for diverse students by demonstrating cultural competency and a commitment to inclusion.

  • Develop and maintain collegial working relationships with others.

  • Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs.

  • Apply appropriate policies and regulations within the university, college, and school.

  • Participate in activities promoting personal and professional growth.

Salary and Benefits:

This is an Assistant Professor position.  Salary ranges from $65,000 to $75,000 for a nine-month contract. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options.

Required Application Materials: 

Please apply through Boise State University’s Careers website. For your application to be considered, please submit: 

  1. A cover letter that describes your qualifications for this position including how you have advanced the public and population health mission through your work.

  2. A CV that includes employment history (including dates of employment).

  3. If you have teaching experience, copies of your most recent teaching evaluations and/or other materials that support the effectiveness of your teaching practice.

  4. A list of three professional references and their contact information.  References will only be contacted if you are invited to an interview as a finalist for the position.

Closing Date: Review of applicants will begin on April 1st, 2024 but the position will be open until filled.

Start Date: We hope applicants will be able to start in August 2024, but understand that a January 2025 start date may be necessary.

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