University of Nebraska Medical Center

Public Health, Assistant Program Director

he Public Health Department at Simmons College invites applications for a full-time, contract faculty position that will serve in the role of Assistant Program Director for Simmons’ Master of Public Health in Health Equity.  Responsibilities will include program development and management to support the MPH Program, along with some graduate teaching responsibilities.

The Public Health Department at Simmons is a unique, interdisciplinary program that supports a vibrant undergraduate BA and BS in Public Health, and a new, innovative, online MPH in Health Equity launched in October 2017.  The MPH in Health Equity offers a unique curriculum that prepares students to address the structural determinants of health.

This position will focus on supporting MPH program functions in collaboration with the Program Director, including admissions, marketing, and student support.  The position will also support the program’s accreditation process through the design and implementation of program evaluation methods and systems, development of key partnerships and initiatives, and contributions to the accreditation self-study report.  The position carries a proportional teaching load, offset by program development and management work. Teaching will support core MPH courses, including those associated with the Health Equity Change Project, the culminating applied practice and integrative learning experience.  


  • Master of Public Health degree;

  • Evidence of teaching excellence in public health;

  • A record of applied public health practice experience related to health equity;

  • Strong network within the public health practice community preferred;

  • Program development or management experience.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a cover letter; CV; evidence of teaching excellence; and three letters of recommendation and/or contact information for three professional references. All documents should be uploaded in the Resume/CV section on the ‘My Experience’ page of the application.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

Learn more about the Simmons MPH in Health Equity: https://online.simmons.edu/mph/

Learn more about the Simmons Undergraduate Public Health Program: http://www.simmons.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/public-health

For questions/inquiries, please contact our Operations Manager Charles Celaya, at celaya@simmons.edu. You may reach MPH Program Director, Shelley White, at Shelley.White@simmons.edu.

View the job description online here.