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Specialist (Public Health)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Office of Public Health Studies
Date Posted:
December 16, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 19, 2017
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General funds

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. To develop, coordinate, and monitor practicum placements for undergraduate and graduate students in public health; advise students; establish advising, practicum, and curriculum protocol for OPHS; provide leadership within OPHS for accreditation related to curriculum, practicum, and continuing education, and assist with other accreditation needs; provide leadership for all OPHS-related assessment, representing OPHS in UHM-wide assessment efforts; participate in local efforts to assess public health training needs of the community; plan and coordinate continuing education offerings; provide leadership in the broader public health community to meet public health training needs of community-based professionals; provide leadership for dissemination of information about our curriculum, practicum, and continuing education to the broad public health community locally, national, and internationally; provide service to OPHS and UH.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. An earned Master in Public Health (MPH) and an earned doctorate from a college or university of recognized standing with major work in a field closely related to the position. At least eight years of experience directing an MPH and/or a Bachelors in Public Health practicum placement program. Established network of community-placed public health professionals willing to supervise MPH and BA in Public Health students in Hawai‘i, other US jurisdictions, and the Asia-Pacific region. At least eight years of experience coordinating continuing education programs in public health. Demonstrated leadership in meeting accreditation requirements related to curriculum, practicum, and continuing education in public health. Demonstrated leadership in disseminating information about curricular and practice aspects of academic public health training throughout the university and state, as well as to academic colleagues and accreditors.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Six years of experience working in community public health, preferably in Hawai‘i. Demonstrated leadership in developing new practicum sites. Demonstrated leadership in performance improvement and accreditation. Demonstrated leadership in curriculum development. Demonstrated leadership in securing and managing extramural funding.

To Apply:
Submit an updated curriculum vitae, a letter of interest describing how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, a 2-page summary of undergraduate and graduate student practicum plans, three letters of recommendation, names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least 3 additional professional references, and official transcripts or equivalent documents directly from the institution of highest educational level relevant to job sought (transcript copies are acceptable but official originals required upon hire). No email applications accepted.
  1. Kathryn Braun
  2. Office of Public Health Studies
  3. 1960 East West Road, Biomed D209
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Kathryn L. Braun; 808-330-1759;

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