The College of Health (COH) and the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at Lehigh University invite applications for a Global Health Professor of Practice to lead and manage the development of the university’s partnership with the 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 member's areas of expertise in Global Health. The appointment is a 12-month, full-time, 5-year, repeatedly 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 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 Chair, 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 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 three primary areas of focus: population & community health, precision 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 Masters 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, and integrated career and professional development. The Global Health praxis position is designed to advance experiential learning and internship opportunities in Global Health.
Candidates for the Global Health Professor of Practice position must possess an earned doctorate degree in a social science, public health, or population health field with a Global Health focus, or a Masters level degree (MS, MPH, MSN, etc.) with significant work experience in the Global Health sector.
Recognized among the nation's premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Our ideal size, student-to-faculty ratio and vibrant campus allow students to collaborate on projects in and out of the classroom. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic community that is a short drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Over 820,000 people live in the region. Office of International Affairs: Lehigh is an international university. Our faculty members and graduate students collaborate with colleagues in more than 55 countries. Our students take advantage of more than 250 study abroad programs in more than 74 countries. We have institutional partnerships with 21 universities around the world and the United Nations. We are dedicated to further globalizing Lehigh’s mission of advancing learning through the integration of teaching, research and service to others through a systematic and sustained engagement between the Lehigh community and the world at large. Our overall goals are to make the Lehigh community international and to expand Lehigh’s footprint abroad. To meet these goals, we're focused on: Establ...ishing and sustaining international connections; Expanding international experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students; Making Lehigh a destination for international faculty, students and visitors; and Internationalizing our university. This year, Lehigh University was recognized by NAFSA, the association of international education, with the 2021 Simon Award for its comprehensive internationalization implementation.