University Of South Florida- Faculty Search


Non-Tenure Earning Associate Professor - Public Health Global Disaster Management


Seeking to accelerate our vision to be the exemplar catalyst for innovation and advancement of the profession of public health, locally and globally, the University of South Florida College of Public Health invites applications for a non-tenure earning teaching pathway faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor to lead our program in global disaster management, humanitarian relief and homeland security.

This is a special opportunity to join a dynamic interdisciplinary faculty actively engaged in shaping the future of public health through innovative curricula, transformational research and community partnerships designed to create positive collective impact on at risk populations. We seek an individual with experience in the area of emergency management, humanitarian relief, and/or global health security to join and lead the college concentration of Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief and Homeland Security (GHH).

In a changing world where people are becoming increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters and acts of violence, the need for formal training programs designed to enhance the knowledge base of public health and other disaster management professionals is growing. To fill this gap, the GHH program prepares students at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to recognize, assess, evaluate and respond to global or local disasters.

The University of South Florida System—which includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF Tampa; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota- Manatee—is being consolidated into “One University, Globally Distributed” and is the academic home of more than 50,000 students. A global research university, USF is ranked in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In fiscal year 2019, the University was awarded over $500 million in contracts and grants.

Part of USF Health, the USF College of Public Health was founded in 1984 as the first college of public health in Florida and consists of a multidisciplinary faculty of 84 scholars, professionals and leaders serving the educational needs of more than 4,500 students in bachelors, master’s and doctoral degree programs. COPH is organized into four strategic areas: Global and Planetary Health; Interdisciplinary Science and Practice; Policy, Practice and Leadership; and Population Health Science. Our faculty select their strategic area of interest and are encouraged to engage in transdisciplinary research and teaching with faculty from across the college. We are transforming curricula and degree programs at all levels; we are engaging in translational research and the translation of that research to practice; and we are committed to public health workforce and systems development, locally and around the world. We enjoy active collaborative relationships with our colleagues across the USF Health colleges and the University. See the COPH website at to learn more about our dynamic and innovative faculty and College.

USF Tampa is located in a dynamic and growing metropolitan area of nearly three million residents and offers a wide-range of cultural, artistic, athletic and recreational activities, excellent public schools, close proximity to Gulf of Mexico beaches, and an affordable cost of living.

Minimum and preferred qualifications are listed below:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in Public Health or a related field or the equivalent.

  • Two years of continuous and productive accomplishment as an Assistant Professor or equivalent in practice in the area of global disaster management, humanitarian relief or homeland security.

  • A record of excellence in teaching in global disaster management, humanitarian relief or homeland security, including a clearly defined teaching philosophy, participation on thesis and/or dissertation committees, or, teaching through non-traditional settings such as workshops, panels, field schools, mentoring, etc. and activities such as those that indicate the potential for a national and/or international reputation for teaching where applicable.

  • Documentation of continuing effectiveness and appropriate accomplishments in research and scholarly activity in the area of global disaster management, humanitarian relief or homeland security.

  • A record of substantial contribution of service to the University/Employer and to the field, profession and community as appropriate to the mission and goals of the College and/or University/Employer.

  • A record of collegiality and participation as a citizen of a University or workplace.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Relevant leadership experience in practical applications of global disaster management, humanitarian relief or homeland security to the field of practice.

  • Evidence of translating global disaster management, humanitarian relief or homeland security research to practice.

  • Evidence of innovation in teaching undergraduate and graduate students, curriculum development, mentoring and supervising graduate students.

  • Successful direction of the work of master’s and doctoral candidates.

  • Experience in teaching on-line and in-class courses.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams.

  • Demonstrated record of leadership in community or professional organizations.


Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled. Review of complete applications will begin June 12, 2020.       

Salary & Benefits: Nationally competitive salary with excellent benefits.

To apply: Candidates must complete an online application for Job ID 24850 and upload the documents listed below to be considered for the position. Documents to be uploaded with the application include a letter of application addressing the advertised minimum and preferred qualifications for the position to which applying, a resume or CV, a list of three references and a copy of transcripts for highest degree awarded. Review of application will not begin until all required documents are uploaded into Careers. References will not be contacted without notifying applicants in advance.

According to Florida law, search records, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access institution. Applicants who need disability accommodations in order to participate in the selection process should notify Sheri Shakes at (813) 974- 6494 or TDD (813) 974-1758 at least five working days in advance of need.