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The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health seeks applicants for the positon of Associate Dean & Director of the Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP). Set within one of the highest-ranking schools for public health in the nation, the Center for Public Health Practice's mission is to develop innovative yet practical solutions for population health challenges at the local, state, and national levels, and to provide education and training for students, practitioners and leader in public health. The CPHP benefits forma strong relationship with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), one of the country's leading integrated finance and healthcare delivery system.
We seek candidates with experience in both public health practice and academic public health. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, innovative leader who will craft and realize a strategic vision for the Center. Provide leadership in building regional collaborations to improve population health.
The director's position is a faculty appointment of open rank that may be in practice track or in the standard academic track in any one of the school's seven departments. Major responsibilities of the positions are:
Strategic visioning and leadership
Contribute to strategic planning for public health practice within CPHP and the school
Practice-based scholarship and education
Promote public health practice in scholarly and educational activities throughout the school and the university.
Create opportunities, mentor, and reward participation by students and faculty members in practice-based research, teaching, and service
Contribute to peer-reviewed literature on practice-based scholarship
Engage public health practitioners in research and teaching
Raise funds through grants and contracts for practice-based research and training
Participate in national initiatives to develop projects and funding resources for and recognition of practice-based scholarship
Communicate with private foundations, public policy makers, and legislators
Basic qualification for the position include terminal degree in a public health field (PhD. DrPH), or a doctoral degree in another health profession with a master's degree in a public health, and a minimum of five years of practice in public health, or equivalent experience directly related to public health practice.
A successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications: the ability to work with a diverse community, faculty, staff, and students: knowledge of the diverse fields of public health education and practice, and a vision for making practice an integral part of preparing tomorrow's leaders; ability to translate academic discoveries and technological innovations into policy and practice; skills in collaborative work in communities; and proven success in academic and public health leadership.
Other desired qualifications include experience in teaching graduate-level courses, demonstrated excellence in developing and implementing collaborative public health programs, and experience developing and delivering workforce training programs, including demonstrated success in acquiring relevant training grants.
Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application stating professional accomplishments; curriculum vitae, and the names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone number of five professional references. Applications and nominations may be submitted electronically and/or by mail and should be sent to: Everette James, JD, MBA Chair, CPHP Director Search Committee c/o Mary Brady University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Office of the Dean, A600 Crabtree Hall 130 DeSoto Street Pittsburgh, PA 15261 firstname.lastname@example.org EEO /AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled The Center for Public Health Practice ( CPHP ) serves as a catalyst for engaged scholarship in public health through applied research, practice-based teaching, and professional service. Working in close collaboration with community, health systems, and government partners, the CPHP is a resource to strengthen population health. The CPHP provides resources for: professionals to advance knowledge and skills for public health practice; students to experience professional practice in supervised settings; and organizations to benefit from customized solutions for workplace needs. Key capabilities of the CPHP include: continuing education & training; leadership & organizational development; law & policy analysis; program planning & implementation, and implementation science The CPHP is a school-wide center located administratively within the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health. Faculty members in the CPHP hold appointments in departments throughout the school. The CPHP is housed on the seventh floor of Crabtree Hall at the interface of the Pitt/ UPMC Health Sciences and other schools of the University.