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Director of the Online Master of Public Health in Physical Activity

Job Description

Position Number:



Assistant Clinical Professor

Functional Title:

Director of the Online Master of Public Health in Physical Activity

Category Status:

15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con

Applicant Search Category:


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Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the stateís flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nationís legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nationís capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park seeks a 100% time (12 month) non-tenure track faculty member (Assistant Clinical Professor) to direct all administrative, instructional, and practicum-related aspects of the Master of Public Health (MPH) in Physical Activity, along with some fiscal duties. The candidate should be able to: (1) manage the operations of the program (scheduling, recruitment, etc.), (2) teach, mentor, and supervise students; and (3) provide relevant service to the department, university, and profession. The successful candidate will have the option of working remotely (100%).

The successful candidate will oversee all administrative, instructional, and practicum-related activities for the new online MPH in Physical Activity Program, along with some fiscal duties, including but not limited to: marketing of program and recruitment of prospective students; oversight and management of the application process; course development and instruction; placement, coordination, and oversight of MPH student practicums; oversight of capstone projects; liaison between students and graduate school and registrarís office; student advising (e.g., assisting students with course planning and registration, career advising); managing the program handbooks, forms, and Canvas site, as well as other course scheduling; attend relevant departmental meetings (virtual option provided if needed).

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Kinesiology or related field with a demonstrated expertise in public health practice as it relates to physical activity.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to teach a graduate level mixed-methods course and develop a relevant elective (e.g., exercise and brain health, theory of health behavior, adaptive physical activity) is required.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to collaboration, cultural competence and community engagement.


  • At least 5 years of public health practice-based experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in public health practice, administration, and teaching/mentoring.
  • †The ideal candidate will have a record that is consistent with the Departmentís commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice.†

Additional Information:

Supplemental doc# 1: Teaching evaluations.
Supplemental doc #2: One page statement discussing how the applicant would contribute to the development of an equitable and inclusive community in the department through teaching, research, and/or service.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


Physical Demands

Office environment, ability to lift up to 10 pounds, ability to sit for extended hours, visual acuity to read data on reports and computer screens, ability to type on keyboard for extended periods

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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