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    Adjunct Instructor (on-line)

    The University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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    Job Description

    Posting Details

    Position Type

    Visiting / Part-time Faculty

    Working Title

    Adjunct Instructor (on-line)


    SPH - Acad Affairs - 460155

    Vacancy ID


    Salary Range


    Part-Time Temporary

    If part-time, hours per week


    Faculty Posting Category

    Adjunct Faculty

    Posting Close Date


    Proposed Appointment Date

    Estimated duration of appointment

    1 year

    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) programs under its One Gillings MPH umbrella. The MPH is the cornerstone of education in public health, priming well-prepared graduates for expanded roles in the 21st century. MPH degrees of the future will ground students in a rigorous, integrated, public health core and focus on specialized skill building in a defined area of expertise via concentrations. The MPH will also emphasize experiential learning that provides opportunities for applying and integrating concepts, skills, and interdisciplinary content.
    The Gillings One MPH includes quality residential and online programs offered in a variety of concentration areas relevant to today's public health needs. These offerings are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body and to fuel the public health workforce. Central to Gillings One MPH is the MPH Core, an interdisciplinary first-year set of core courses driven by latest recommendations from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The MPH Core is the foundation of both residential and online MPH programs.
    The Gillings School has expanded its online offerings to add MPH@UNC, delivered with support from digital educational partner 2U. MPH@UNC is a flexible training option for those with professional or personal constraints limiting participation in a residential program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Students learn from UNC lead faculty and section instructors through a unique blend of highly interactive online learning in small-group "virtual" classroom setting. MPH@UNC students must meet the same selective admissions criteria as the residential programs and upon graduation, earn an identical diploma.
    Section instructors for MPH@UNC will be responsible for teaching core or concentration courses.
    Section instructors teach live, online, synchronous class sessions once each week for 13 weeks. Classes are typically scheduled for weekday evenings. Key responsibilities of the section instructor include:
    • Facilitating weekly live 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.
    • Maintaining regular communications with lead faculty and the coordinator for MPH@UNC about students' experiences, potential barriers, ideas for enhancement, etc.
    Section instructors will follow a standardized course syllabus, class plan and use pre-developed instructional materials created by lead faculty for each course. Instructors will effectively engage class members in discussions during live 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. Section instructor is responsible for maintaining reliable access to the learning management system (e.g., meeting technical specifications and reliable high-speed internet access).

    Education Requirements

    A masters in public health or related field is required. A PhD in public health or a similar field is preferred.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Significant work and/or teaching experience directly related to the course being taught.
    • Experience with public health practice or research focused on understanding factors that contribute to public health problems.
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to effectively manage 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 in higher education and/or online settings

    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

    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: 548987093Posted: 2020-09-17