Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor - The Josef Korbel School Of International Studies (000393)

University Of Denver Denver , CO 80208

Posted 7 days ago

Tracking Code000393Job Description

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver is an interdisciplinary professional school of international studies that prepares students for careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Our program provides students with the knowledge, skills and networks to design policies, implement programs, and realize outcomes that enhance human capabilities around the world.

Position Summary

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies seeks a highly-qualified individual to serve as a Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor for the global health affairs and humanitarian assistance programs (https://www.du.edu/korbel/programs/masters/certificates.html). Courses will include general topics in the fields of global health and humanitarian assistance and specific courses that address community-based research methods, and MEAL methodologies and approaches at the graduate level.

The appointment is for one academic year with an option, by mutual agreement, for renewal of a second year (three quarters). The ideal candidate has extensive professional and/or academic experience working at the intersection of humanitarian assistance and global health, and will have expertise in humanitarian assistance practice and policy, sectoral expertise in an area of humanitarian assistance, global health and community-based research and program evaluation relevant to current global, international, or national issues, as well as topical expertise with particular interest in policy and/or operational focus as opposed to biomedical orientation.

A Master's degree in a relevant professional/academic field is a minimum requirement; PhD, DrPH or JD preferred.

The Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor will be responsible for teaching the equivalent of 6 graduate level courses over 3 quarters (Fall, Winter and Spring) in 2019/2020. They will teach a total of 5 graduate level courses of which three will be teaching research and MEAL methodologies and approaches and operational frameworks for community-based interventions and humanitarian assistance, and two in topics relevant to global health and humanitarian assistance. These could include (but are not limited to) sectoral and cross-cutting issues health issues that are relevant to humanitarian and developing country settings for example: refugee policy and aid; water and sanitation; food security and aid; climate change; use of innovation and technology for humanitarian aid or global health; and sexual and reproductive health. The specific courses and the arrangement of those courses across the three quarters are negotiable and will be agreed with the directors of the GHA and HA certificate programs. The final course equivalent would be the administration of the Humanitarian Assistance Applied Research Group (HAARG) over the three quarters and assisting with the Humanitarian Assistance simulation exercise in Spring.

There will be the possibly of renewal, by mutual agreement, for the 2020/2021 academic year (teaching 6 courses over three quarters (Fall, Winter and Spring). If renewed for 2020/2021 , they will teach a total of five graduate-level courses over the three quarters of which three would be teaching research and MEAL methodologies and approaches and operational frameworks for community-based interventions and humanitarian assistance. Two additional courses would be on topics relevant to the global health and humanitarian assistance. These could include (but are not limited to) sectoral and cross-cutting issues health issues that are relevant to humanitarian and developing country settings for example: refugee policy and aid; water and sanitation; food security and aid; climate change; use of innovation and technology for humanitarian aid or global health; and sexual and reproductive health. The specific courses and the arrangement of those courses across the three quarters are negotiable and will be agreed with the directors of the GHA and HA certificate programs. The final course equivalent would be the administration over the 3 quarters of the Humanitarian Assistance Applied Research Group (HAARG)

The position begins September 1, 2019.

Essential Functions

  • Teach a total of 6 graduate courses over 3 quarters (Fall, Winter and Spring) in 2020/21

  • 3 courses on methods and operations

  • 2 courses will be on field-relevant topics

  • One of the six courses would be course equivalent for administering HAARG over three quarters and assisting with the Humanitarian Assistance simulation exercise in Spring

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive professional and/or academic experience with community-based research methods and program operations/evaluation/MEAL in global health and humanitarian assistance.

  • Experience working in or on international humanitarian assistance

  • Direct experience living and working in a lower income country/s

  • Knowledge of systems, actors, best practices and standards in the field of international humanitarian assistance

  • Knowledge of current topics relevant to global health and international humanitarian aid

  • Clear ability to successfully teach research methods and health/humanitarian assistance applications to graduate student population.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a relevant professional/academic field.

  • Professional and/or academic experience with community-based research, program evaluation and MEAL techniques associated with addressing current global, international, or national questions relevant to the fields of global health and humanitarian assistance.

  • Evidence of potential for high-quality teaching across diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Dr.P.H. or J.D. in a relevant professional/academic field.

  • Documented teaching success at the graduate and/or undergraduate level or documented success in delivering professional training

  • Professional experience working for or closely with relevant governmental, intergovernmental or private sector actors in the humanitarian and global health fields

  • Professional experience in crisis affected settings.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) May 15, 2019

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1.Letter of interest
2.Curriculum vitae
3.Teaching Statement
4.Letters of recommendation sent directly to emily.hinga@du.edu

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

DepartmentInternational Studies, Josef Korbel School of(93)Position TypeFull-Time/Regular


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Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor - The Josef Korbel School Of International Studies (000393)

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