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Assistant Lecturer (MPH Program Coordinator)

Southern Illinois University

  • Location: Carbondale, IL
  • Post Date: 11/13/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME


Assistant Lecturer (MPH Program Coordinator)
Department of Public Health and Recreation Professions 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

We seek a dynamic and high-energy professional to join the faculty and staff of the Public Health Program housed in the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The successful candidate will contribute to the University's mission of excellence in teaching, advising, and related activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a master's degree, at least five years work experience in public health or related settings, and at least one year advising/mentoring students in a college or university setting.

Preferred Qualifications: Master of Public Health degree, teaching and supervisory experience, ideally at the graduate level, and experience assigning and evaluating students in field placement settings.


  • Advise students in the MPH program, including PhD/MPH and MD/MPH degree options and students of the MEDPREP program.
  • Prepare MPH students for placement in field experience settings through conducting a for-credit seminar (PH 507).
  • Negotiate and secure field placement sites for MPH students, including development and approval of MOUs.
  • Oversee evaluation of student performance in field placement settings including assessment of capstone projects (PH 590).
  • Evaluate and monitor performance of preceptors supervising MPH students in field placement settings.
  • Contribute to the assessment of workforce development needs of the public health community served by the Public Health Program and translate workforce development needs into unit-sponsored continuing education activities as required by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the accrediting body.
  • Serve as the main liaison with the Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) as part of the Academic Health Department agreement between JCHD and SIU Carbondale.
  • Serve as the principal liaison between the Public Health Program and multiple healthy community coalitions in the region.
  • Serve as the primary student recruiter for the unit-MPH, PhD/MPH, and MD/MPH; as part of this function, serve as the principal liaison with the SIU School of Medicine, coordinating coursework for medical students in the year before they begin their first year of medical school, and oversee the public health capstone projects they complete following their 4th year of medical school.
  • Oversee and monitor the application process to MPH-related programs through RADIUS, coordinating correspondence among the MPH Program, the Graduate School, and the applicants as needed; preparing applications for review by the MPH Program faculty committee.
  • Monitor students' progress toward degree, negotiating academic issues, approving field placement and capstone project requirements, and clearing persons for graduation.
  • Provide career counseling to MPH program enrollees throughout the course of their academic program.
  • Monitor, review, update, and replace information on the MPH Program's website.
  • Take primary responsibility for collecting and monitoring assessment data pertinent to the required accreditation and annual accreditation agency reports required by the re-accreditation process (e.g., student demographics around applications and admissions, student performance, graduation rates, graduation demographics, one-year employment, etc.); maintain primary liaison role with the national accrediting body for all weekly updates included in the CEPH newsletter and blogs, and communicate them to faculty.
  • Serve as editor of the MPH Program's thrice-a-year newsletter; serve as the lead in all communication about the MPH Program to active and potential students.
  • Monitor the MPH Program's fidelity to fulfillment of CEPH requirements, mandates and competencies.
  • Carry out other MPH Program duties as assigned or directed.

Appointment: This is a term, academic year, non-tenure track faculty appointment. Summer appointment is contingent upon needs and available funding.

Application Deadline: November 27, 2018 or until filled.

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Robert J McDermott, Interim Chair 
Department of Public Health and Recreation Professions
Pulliam Hall 307- Mail Code 4632 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 
475 Clocktower Drive 
Carbondale, IL 62901

Robert.mcdermott@siu.edu (submission by email preferred)

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.