Director, Doctor of Public Health Program (Job ID #121511)
School of Public Health
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) is the advanced professional degree offered by the School of Public Health (the School). The School has designed a doctoral-level program tailored to meet the goals of mid-career public health professionals who want to expand their knowledge and practice of public health, expand their skills to build the evidence of public health practice, and attain the leadership ability that will enable them to advance the field. We invite applications for the position of Director, Doctor of Public Health Program.
The UIC DrPH Program is focused on adaptive leadership as an approach to leadership that most resonates with conditions facing the public health field today. Adaptive leadership is centrally about using leadership skills to assist a community or organization face an adaptive challenge -- a problem or issue that is characterized by complexity in its definition and for which there is no technical solution that can be readily found by applying conventional technical expertise or traditional management skills. Adaptive challenges usually require transformational change and leadership both in the definition and resolution.
The UIC DrPH Program curriculum is organized around a collection of leadership skills that are most called upon to generate adaptive leadership. These include specific skills that directly lead to leadership development and other more research-oriented skills that are needed to inform an adaptive challenge. The UIC DrPH Program employs a research approach that emphasizes systems thinking; novel research designs; mixed-methods; and engaged scholarship that seeks meets the needs of practice challenges and intends to inform or impact an adaptive problem, thereby contributing to the evidence base of public health practice.
The Director, Doctor of Public Health Program will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the School of Public Health's Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree program. The Director is the academic officer directly responsible for: the operation of the program, including budget, personnel, curriculum and planning; maintenance of the overall quality and standards of the programs of the division; establishing new initiatives; and selecting and mentoring faculty, staff and students.
1. Developing and administering the School's DrPH degree program, including continuous quality improvements to the new distance-based format. 2. Assuming a leadership role in the continuing development of the intellectual framework for the public health leadership track. 3. Formulating academic and operational policies for the uniquely designed doctoral program consistent with School and Campus policies, and overseeing policy implementation. 4. Overseeing financial aspects of the doctoral program, including control of the budget and allocation of resources. 5. Providing management reports, analyses, data and information for administrative purposes. 6. Directing the program's academic coordinator and distance learning coordinator. 7. Serving as the interface with the DrPH Faculty Oversight Committee, SPH Executive Committee and School leadership. 8. Serving as the SPH liaison to the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) DrPH Committee; and 9. Teaching within the curriculum, as well as academic and theses advising as time permits.
Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience
Doctorate degree and rank of Assistant Professor or above required. Faculty rank of appointment to be commensurate with the guidelines for Appointment, Promotion & Tenure for faculty appointments with the School of Public Health; demonstrated leadership within academia or public administration, preferably in the field of public health or related health science.
For fullest consideration, applicants should electronically provide a resume, cover letter, and three references.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.