Global Health Praxis, Professor of Practice

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Aug 25, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
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The College of Health (COH) and the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at Lehigh University invite applications for a Global Health Teaching Faculty to lead and manage the development of the university’s partnership with World Health Organization (WHO), develop internship and experiential learning opportunities in Global Health for College of Health students, and offer courses related to those experiential opportunities as well as in the faculty members’ areas of expertise in Global Health. The appointment is a 12-month, full time, 3-5 year, renewable, non-tenure track position in the Department of Community and Population Health in the College of Health, with a secondary administrative appointment in the Office of International Affairs. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Faculty, based on the faculty member’s experience and record of teaching.

Candidates for the Global Health Teaching Faculty position must possess an earned doctorate degree in a social science, public health, or population health field with a Global Health focus by the date of hire. Strong candidates will have experience working collaboratively with the United Nations, WHO, or with health-related non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or with global health experiential learning in higher education (study abroad, internship development, etc).

The teaching responsibilities of the position include offering three classes a year, including “Introduction to Global Health,” and classes relevant to the faculty member’s areas of expertise (including courses taught as study abroad), advising Global Population Health minors, and advising majors with Global Population Health concentrations. The administrative responsibilities include developing and managing the educational aspects of our nascent partnership with WHO; identifying existing and developing new experiential learning opportunities for COH students through the United Nations, WHO, and other global health networks; developing, managing, and assessing globally focused internship opportunities for students in the COH; matching COH students with existing study abroad programs in health as well as developing new study abroad programs in health. The faculty member in this position will work closely with the College of Health Dean, Associate Deans, Staff, Department Chairs, and faculty as well as the Vice President for International Affairs, the Directors of the five divisions of the Office of International Affairs, and the Center for Career and Professional Development. The Global Health praxis position is designed to advance experiential learning and internship opportunities in Global Health.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University is recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, and offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has approximately 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students and about 600 full-time faculty members. Lehigh is located in Bethlehem, PA, a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is within driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh University was recognized by NAFSA, the association of international education, with the 2021 Simon Award for its comprehensive internationalization implementation, led by OIA. In addition, in 2004, Lehigh University became the sixth university in the world to be granted NGO status with the United Nations. OIA developed a model for youth engagement at the UN that provides a foundation for continued development of the COH partnership with WHO.

The mission of the College of Health, the newest of 5 colleges at Lehigh University, is to improve human health outcomes domestically and globally with data-driven research and education in the following primary areas of focus: population, community, and global health and health innovation & technology. The College of Health offers undergraduate majors in Population Health, as well as Community and Global Health, and graduate degrees including a Master in Public Health, and an MS and PhD in Population Health. The distinctive experiences of undergraduates and graduate students in the College of Health include an innovative curriculum, experiential learning opportunities throughout their degrees, and integrated career and professional development.