Program Director - Master in Public Health

Northwestern University in Illinois

Date Posted November 13, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NU-FSM) are dedicated to accelerating innovation at the interface of medicine and public health and achieving measurable improvements in health for patients and populations. IPHAM is currently seeking a Director for its Master of Public Health (MPH) Program.  

Begun in 1996, and fully accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health, the Program is built on a boundary-spanning approach designed for this era of change in the health and medical environments. It equips its students to incorporate public health knowledge and skills into varied health-related professions, offering a combined MD/MPH degree for NU-FSM medical students, a PhD/MPH in collaboration with several NU basic and social science doctoral programs, and an MPH for others already involved in the health arena, such as healthcare providers and those in health-related law and business.

The new Director of the Master in Public Health will provide oversight to all aspects of the Program, including recruitment and admissions, curriculum, professional experience and related community engagement, evaluation, and diversity activities. The Director will report to IPHAM’s Director for the Center for Education in the Health Sciences for administrative and programmatic functions, and is expected to have a primary academic appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine, with a secondary appointment in a clinical department, if appropriate. It is expected that approximately 50% of the chosen director’s time/support would come from the Program in Public Health for leading and teaching in the MPH program and that the remainder of the time/support would come from funded research and clinical activities. The rank for this position is non-tenure eligible Associate or full Professor.

Candidates must have a public health-related doctoral degree (e.g., MD with MPH, DrPH, PhD in epidemiology, or similar) and have educational and administrative experience leading public health professionals and students.  They should have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as members of interdisciplinary clinical, educational, and/or research teams, and ideally have the ability to obtain peer-reviewed research funding. Candidates should embrace educational innovation and possess a commitment to the mission of IPHAM.  Successful candidates will be expected to collaborate with interdisciplinary scholars across IPHAM, as well as other departments, divisions, institutes, centers, and programs across Northwestern University. IPHAM is primarily located at the Feinberg School of Medicine, on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University.

Interested candidates should reference job #P-107N-14 and send a curriculum vitae including contact information for 3 references, and a letter outlining interest in the position and research interests to: Lauren Oxenhandler, Program Coordinator for Professional Affairs at

In order to ensure fullest consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2014.

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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