Tenure Track in Public Health

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a new tenure track Public Health faculty position beginning in August 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Qualifications

Personal commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord, a Christ-centered, vibrant faith, and passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University are required. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, non-denominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need.

We seek a faculty member with interdisciplinary expertise and leadership experience in Public Health to advance our strong and growing undergraduate Public Health major. Expertise in Epidemiology is required.    Highly desired are experience in Geospatial Analysis to broaden skills of existing faculty and public health experience in an international setting. Experience in Environmental Health is desired.  

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will conduct innovative teaching, applied student-centered and service-oriented research, and community engagement with potential for collaboration across disciplines while complementing existing expertise. Teaching responsibilities will include Epidemiology, supervision of domestic and international practicums, and other courses necessary for the Public Health major including, dependent on background, Geospatial Analysis, Environmental Health, and Biostatistics.

Department

The Department of Environmental Science, Public Health, and Sustainable Development has a thirty-year history of preparing students with scientific training that promotes environmental stewardship as an integral part of personal wholeness, service to society and world outreach, and Christian worship. Public Health and Sustainable Development majors have recently been added. The Department has five full-time faculty positions and works closely with faculty in a variety of other disciplines. Opportunities exist to collaborate with faculty in sustainable agriculture and water, sanitation, and hygiene within the department and with faculty in health education and wellness in the Kinesiology Department. The Department is housed in the award-winning 22,000 sq. ft. Randall Environmental Center.

Location

Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.                                                                                                

The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.

Start Date

August 2018

Application

Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to academics@taylor.edu. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Bill Toll, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences. All materials will remain confidential. The University and Department are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.