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Instructor Public Health SC

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Work type: PT
Location: Des Moines
Categories: Faculty

Des Moines University brings their core values of honesty, accountability, inclusiveness, wellness, and collaboration to create and support the medical and health science leaders of tomorrow.  



Teaches courses and / or advises students in the MPH and/or MHA program curricula

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach and/or coordinate online graduate courses in public health or health administration related to area of content expertise.

Teaching courses includes preparation of the syllabus, preparation of learning materials (e.g., lectures, presentation, identification of appropriate readings / content), frequent and clear communication with students, strong faculty engagement and presence in the online course, responsiveness to student questions (via email or in the course site).

Seek and evaluate innovative educational methodologies to improve teaching and learning activities. Modify course content, assessments, and/or teaching style based on assessment results, professional development experience, and curricular mapping results.

Participate in departmental course peer-review process.

Participate in instructor evaluation, assessment of student academic achievement and demonstrate modification of teaching techniques in accordance with assessment feedback.

Serve as an academic advisor for Public Health and / or Health Administration students if applicable. Participate in program accreditation efforts as assigned.

Support programmatic recruitment and marketing efforts.

Attend commencement and other college/university sponsored programs and activities.

Participate in and successfully complete all University required training including, but not limited to discrimination/harassment and code of conduct.

Perform other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Education and Experience

Faculty should hold the appropriate graduate degree, (e.g., MPH, MHA, MSHA, MPA, PhD, EdD, etc.) in public health or health administration or closely related discipline relevant to the department's academic curricula.

Must be familiar with innovative teaching methodologies and effective student evaluation methods. Must be a member in good standing in appropriate professional organizations. 

Essential skills:

Must be a skillful communicator on behalf of the Department, College, and University.

Commitment to diversity and inclusivity

About DMU:

Our employees are what make DMU special, so we treat them well.  Qualified faculty and staff enjoy a generous retirement match, insurance benefits, flexible work arrangements, professional development funding, tuition assistance, access to wellness facilities and programs and so much more. Visit to learn more about our benefits.  

Founded in 1898 in Iowa’s capital city, DMU is a graduate medicine and health sciences university comprising three colleges – College of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery – that offer nine graduate degree programs. DMU combines the top advantages in health sciences education: expert faculty, a rigorous and relevant curriculum, a dynamic and diverse research environment, and a supportive, inclusive community of students and faculty active in learning and service. By consistently producing outstanding graduates who excel in their careers, DMU’s DPT Program continues to embrace their mission of preparing graduates as applied movement specialists responsive to the health care needs of diverse populations. In addition, the University will relocate to a new campus in West Des Moines, tentatively in 2023, that will serve as an innovative model for medical and health sciences education for the nation and beyond.

Required Documents:

CV, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references required at time of online submission. 

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