Adjunct Instructor (Residential)

    The University of North Carolina
    Chapel hill, NC

    Job Description

    Posting Details

    Position Type

    Visiting / Part-time Faculty

    Working Title

    Adjunct Instructor (Residential)


    SPH - Acad Affairs - 460155

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    Salary Range


    Part-Time Temporary

    If part-time, hours per week




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    Proposed Appointment Date


    Estimated duration of appointment

    1 year

    Position Summary

    Position Summary
    The Gillings School of Global Public Health - the top public school of public health in the nation - offers a variety of professional Master of Public Health (MPH) and Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) programs housed in the school. The MPH is the cornerstone of education in public health, priming well-prepared graduates for expanded roles in the 21st century. The Gillings MPH grounds students in a rigorous, integrated, public health core and focuses on specialized skill building in defined areas of expertise via concentrations.

    Residential MPH & BSPH Programs
    The residential Gillings MPH offers 12 concentration areas which include a wide range of research and practice portfolios. The residential BSPH program offers a degree in four areas at Gillings. Key responsibilities of the section instructor include:

    • Facilitating weekly on-campus sessions in which the class discusses and applies learning from self-paced modules developed by lead faculty.
    • Grading assessments and providing verbal and written feedback to students as appropriate.
    • Responding to student questions and issues related to the course.

    Section instructors will follow a standardized course syllabus, class plan and use pre-developed instructional materials created by lead faculty. Instructors will effectively engage class members in discussions during weekly class sessions, bringing their unique background and expertise to the course experience by helping students apply their new knowledge to relevant, real-world problems. Section instructors will provide feedback on and grade student work, while also supporting student learning by establishing and communicating regular office hours and responding to student issues and questions within 48 (business) hours.

    Education Requirements

    Minimum of master's degree in public health or related field.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Significant work and/or teaching experience directly related to field of public health.
    • Experience with public health practice focused on understanding and addressing factors that contribute to public health problems.
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to effectively facilitate group discussions.
    • Strong writing skills, with experience providing feedback on written assignments.

    Preferred experience:
    • Experience/background in multiple public health topics and disciplines.
    • Experience teaching/mentoring in higher education and/or online settings.
    • Experience with career services/professional development specific to the field of public health.
    • Experience coordinating/facilitating internships and/or practicum projects.
    • Experience with community engagement.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

    Inclusive Excellence is a core value at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.

    Special Physical and Mental Requirements

    Stimulus/ARRA Funded?


    Special Instructions
    • Applicants should review the MPH curriculum and indicate in a cover letter which course(s) he/she is qualified to teach. Competitive applicants will have practical, professional experience in the course content area.
    • Please include a separate diversity statement which outlines examples of your past commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as how you believe you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings.
    • Please provide a list of 3 references and their contact information.
    EEO Contact Information

    If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

    Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

    If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

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    Posting ID: 552776348Posted: 2020-05-21