Senior Instructor I
- Portland State University
- Location: Portland, Oregon
- Category: Faculty-Health-Other Health Faculty
- Posting Date: 04/30/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health overall has an enrollment of approximately 1450 undergraduates, 270 masters students, and 50 doctoral students. The Health Systems Management and Policy (HSMP) programs offer the Master of Public Health: Health Management and Policy (HMP) and the PhD in Health Systems and Policy (HS&P) within the CEPH-accredited OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. The MPH:HMP is also accredited by CAHME. HSMP faculty also contribute to a growing undergraduate concentration in health services administration that is within the SPH’s BA/BS in Public Health Studies program.
Approximately 50 students are currently enrolled in the MPH:HMP, and another 30 are enrolled in the PhD in HS&P. The SPH has a core faculty of 75, and another 70 participate as affiliated and adjunct faculty. The SPH offers six MPH programs, one MS program, two graduate certificate programs, three PhD programs, and six concentrations within two undergraduate programs. Faculty across the school are engaged in a wide range of teaching, research and service activities related to health systems transformation, social determinants of health, behavioral health systems integration, social justice, and community-engaged scholarship.
The OHSU-PSU SPH is uniquely positioned within two universities. Portland State University (www.pdx.edu) is Oregon’s most affordable public research university, and is a comprehensive public urban university of national distinction, located in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities. Our mission of “Let knowledge serve the city” reflects PSU’s dedication to turning ideas into action in Portland and around the world. The city is our campus, giving students unmatched access to career connections, a vibrant cultural scene and hands-on learning experiences with hundreds of community partners. More than 27,000 students with a wide range of lived experiences, and approximately 2500 faculty and academic staff, bring diverse perspectives to our classrooms and campus life, from the tree-lined Park Blocks to the bustling Urban Plaza and state-of-the-art science labs. We are proud of our world-class faculty, groundbreaking research and international reputation for excellence in sustainability, community engagement, and innovation.
Oregon Health & Science University (www.ohsu.edu) is known internationally for groundbreaking and life-saving research in cancer and medicine. OHSU is Oregon’s only public academic health center, educating health professionals and scientists and providing leading-edge patient care, community service and biomedical research. OHSU offers educational programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry and pharmacy, in addition to public health. It houses numerous specialized research centers and institutes. OHSU employs approximately 3000 people, with an enrollment of 3500 students as well as over 1000 interns, residents and postdoctoral fellows.
The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health is a national model for community engagement and academic innovation. Together, the two universities offer unmatched opportunity for students to learn in the classroom and in real-world settings. After working together for over 20 years in the Oregon MPH Program, the two universities joined forces in 2014 to create a new School of Public Health. This unique collaboration combines the strengths of a world-class academic health center with the deep community involvement and diversity of the state’s urban research university. Our vision is to become the premier destination in Oregon for students of all backgrounds who want to improve lives in their communities. We serve a heterogeneous student population, and aim to center anti-racism, intersectionality, equity, and inclusion in all our work.
The Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University School of Public Health in Portland, OR invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position for the Fall of 2021 to teach primarily in the Master of Public Health: Health Management and Policy program. We seek a faculty colleague with broad expertise in health systems management and policy, with the ability to teach in several areas related to health services delivery, organization, and ethics. Additional expertise or professional experience in cognate areas such as research design, financial management, program evaluation and/or health law is an asset. We are seeking candidates who are prepared to contribute to our commitment to social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in education. The position is a nine-month, non-tenure track, renewable appointment (probationary leading to continuous appointment) at Portland State University.
The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in health systems management and policy, and may become involved in undergraduate health services administration teaching. All faculty are expected to participate in program and School governance, and to engage with community organizations for community-based learning. For information about the Joint PSU-OHSU School of Public Health please CLICK HERE. PSU faculty are represented by AAUP, and faculty work-life policies and review procedures are negotiated through shared governance.
Various assignments for non-tenure track instructional and research faculty may include direct instruction, supporting scholarly activities, and service to the University, community, and profession. Expectations for the position are summarized in the position description and will be the principal components upon which annual review and reappointment decisions will be based. The position description is incorporated by reference in the Notice of Appointment, consistent with the practices outlined for non-tenure track faculty in the current PSU-AAUP collective bargaining agreement (Article 18) at THIS LINK
- Doctoral degree in health services management, health systems, health policy, or related discipline
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching, both virtually and in person.
- Ability to engage students to achieve academic excellence in the specified course.
- Evidence of successful student learning outcomes.
- Experience with contributions to course and curriculum development.
- Effective organizational, time management and communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively with individuals from and topics related to diverse populations.
- Developing or demonstrated history of community engagement and collaboration
- Additional expertise or professional experience in cognate areas such as research design, financial management, program evaluation and/or health law.
- Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
- Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
- Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement
- Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.
Contributes to a culture of environmental stewardship, practices resource conservation, and actively works toward achieving long-term sustainability goals.
At Portland State University, all employees are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner which maintains a safe, respectful, and productive environment for faculty, students, administrators, and staff. It is the responsibility of every member of the Portland State University community to conduct themselves in accordance with our PSU Professional Standards of Conduct which are available at www.pdx.edu/hr/professional-standards-conduct.
The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $52,524 and $58,599. The starting salary may be negotiable above this range, however it will be dependent upon the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities of the chosen candidate, the budget of the hiring unit, and approval from HR.
PSU’s excellent benefits package includes 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and vacation package; and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities. Please visit the Total Compensation Calculator to see the added value of PSU’s employee benefits.
The contractual start date for this appointment is 9/16/21 with an additional one-month summer term contract (from 8/16/21 to 9/15/21) to prepare for fall term classes. The faculty member will be eligible for benefits on 10/1/21.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until finalists are identified. Applicants should complete the on-line application and submit:
1) a cover letter addressing interest in this position;
2) a brief teaching statement;
3) an equity statement (upload under Other 2);
4) a community-engaged learning statement (upload under Other 4);
5) curriculum vitae; and
6) names, affiliations, and contact information for four references (references will only be contacted for finalists).
The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s graduate and undergraduate teaching interest and experience, and provide evidence of teaching effectiveness. In the equity statement, applicants are encouraged to describe how their past, present or potential teaching and/or scholarship advance equity for students and communities. The community-engaged learning statement should provide evidence of past and potential examples of community-engaged teaching and learning.